A couple of weeks ago my PSU fried itself to death (short circuit caused by a backed out pin on a molex connector) and in the process managed to corrupt a couple of drives.
That is all fixed now and I'm up and running but it's left me with one odd problem....
My desktop background images have stopped working. I had a Bing RSS feed desktop theme and although the theme settings are still working (including the RSS themeserver feed itself) the images just don't appear. I just get a blank screen.
Here are the things I've tried already (several times) and the results
- Select a new picture theme - the window borders change colour but the background stays black
- Select a plain colour or high contrast theme - this works, the desktop background changes colour
- Download a new theme from Microsoft - The theme installs but the images do not appear
- Right-click a jpg stored on my hard drive and select "set as background" - the image doesn't appear
I have checked the Ease of Access Centre and the "Remove Background Images" option is unticked (I've even tried ticking it then unticking it again but it made no difference)
It seems to me that some piece of code somewhere in the system is corrupt but short of a full re-install I can't think what to do about it....