Windows 10: Windows 10: no sound, no connections available, and background image turns into plain gray...

Discus and support Windows 10: no sound, no connections available, and background image turns into plain gray... in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; My windows 10 laptop has been having problems with the internet connection, seems like it was a problem with the driver. This has been happening for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by vibekillerz, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Windows 10: no sound, no connections available, and background image turns into plain gray...


    My windows 10 laptop has been having problems with the internet connection, seems like it was a problem with the driver. This has been happening for the past months. Each time there is a windows update, my laptop becomes unable to connect (detect WiFi specifically) to the internet. After some updates it is fixed, sometimes not so I use a wireless USB adapter.


    - In the past it gets fixed, now it doesn't so I always have the adapter plugged in.

    - A few days ago, every time I open my pc, my wallpaper appears just fine. After using the laptop for a while (opening chrome, browsing the internet, learning programming with python using an IDE), the wallpaper becomes gray with patterned dots.

    - Another one which I haven't noticed for the past few days is the sound of my laptop. I muted the sound using fn + f10 since the windows notifications annoys me in my studies. Today when I unmuted, there was no sound at all, the sound icon at the bottom is just fine, I looked up the status of the device and it's working. I tried updating drivers since windows updates might have messed up with my pc again.


    How do I fix this?

    :)
     
    vibekillerz, Aug 9, 2019
    #1

  2. how to get a plain white background

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    In order to understand the issue better, I suggest you to answer the below questions.

    • In which application you need the plain white background?
    • Are you referring to paint application as in you mentioned for drawing?
    Please post us back with more information to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Aug 9, 2019
    #2
  3. changing the background images

    Hi,

    In order to help you better, could you please confirm a couple of things.

    • Have you made any changes on the computer prior to the issue?
    • Are you referring to desktop background image or lock screen image?

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the background picture and check if it helps.

    • In the search type as ‘Settings’ and click on it.
    • Select ‘Personalization’, under ‘Background’ option select as ‘Picture’.
    • Under ‘Choose your picture’ select any picture accordingly or you can browse the picture from your computer.

    You may refer to the below link and check if it helps.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17144/windows-10-change-desktop-background

    Please get back to us with an update on this issue, we will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Karthicka_R, Aug 9, 2019
    #3
  4. simrick Win User

    Windows 10: no sound, no connections available, and background image turns into plain gray...

    Gray background active windows - does it exist yet?


    Hi mousegolf.
    We have a theme thread and some of the guys are really good at changing colors around the system. Of course, there are some areas that are like "snap-ins" and are fixed, but you'll see in their themes, you can accomplish a lot.
    Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Windows 10 Forums

    The list is in the first post. Hope that helps.

    EDIT: You can see an example here:
    Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Page 164 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    simrick, Aug 9, 2019
    #4
Thema:

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