Windows 10: Desktop Background keeps going to a blank screen

Discus and support Desktop Background keeps going to a blank screen in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; My desktop background randomly goes through a picture file, but it occasionally stops on a blank screen. A right click and click on "Next desktop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Oldgrad, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Oldgrad Win User

    Desktop Background keeps going to a blank screen


    My desktop background randomly goes through a picture file, but it occasionally stops on a blank screen. A right click and click on "Next desktop background" brings up another picture in the file. How do I stop it from going to a blank screen?

    :)
     
    Oldgrad, Apr 11, 2021
    #1
  2. Misiowiec Win User

    Lost desktop background

    I did a Search & Distroy spyware scan the other day, and one of the suggested "fixes" said something about removing Active Desktop. Like the muppet I am I clicked yes and am now without a desktop background picture.

    Does anyone have an idea how to reverse this? If I try to select a picture it's simply not added as a background.
     
    Misiowiec, Apr 11, 2021
    #2
  3. Slideshow as desktop background.

    Hi Marilyn,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to try the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows Logo Key + I. Then click on Personalization.
    • Click on Background to change it.
    For reference:

    Change desktop background and colors



    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Apr 11, 2021
    #3
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Desktop Background keeps going to a blank screen

    FIX SCREEN SO IT DOESN'T GO BLANK

    Hi Charlotte,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that the computer screen goes blank after sometime, I’ll certainly assist you with this.



    However, please let us know:



    • Do you see any error message on the screen when the computer screen goes blank?
    • When you say “I need to fix it so that doesn't happen” how are you fixing the screen?
    • What is the make and model of the computer?


    Meanwhile, you may want to refer the troubleshooting steps mentioned below:



    If you are using a Desktop, then the first thing I would suggest you to do is check if the cables are connected properly.



    Method 1: Refresh Graphics driver



    I suggest you to try refreshing the graphics driver by using the key sequence
    Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + B and see if that helps.



    Method 2: Update graphics driver



    I suggest you to try updating the graphics card driver and see if that helps. To do this, refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows logo key + X, and select
      Device Manager.
    2. Expand Display adapters.
    3. Right click on the display driver and select
      Update Driver
      .
    4. Restart the computer.


    Article for reference: Update drivers in Windows 10.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Apr 11, 2021
    #4
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