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Windows 8.1 doesn't show lock screen wallpaper

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 doesn't show lock screen wallpaper


    Hello.

    Since a few days my lockscreen wallpaper on my Windows 8.1 system shows not properly. It looks like this:

    Click image for larger version

    When I press space I can insert my password.

    When I restart my computer I get my lock screen wallpaper correctly, the bug is only when I lock my system or wake it up from sleep mode.

    Anyone have any idea how to fix?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello, you could try running dism [DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8],and then do sfc /scannow from a command prompt [a administrator command prompt of course ]
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  3. #3


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Look here similar problem KB2919355 breaks down logon screen and lock screen

    Could be Due to update, have you recently updated more updates. Also try to run a System File Checker.
    At Administrator Command Prompt type sfc /scannow
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the answers.

    I've tried all options but so far without success.

    Do someone have further ideas?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    check this tutorial ,go through the setting up of lock screen image ,maybe windows is loosing the path to the image that lock screen is using ,though not likely ,but hey it is possible
    Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8
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  6. #6


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Refresh then might be a next option, but does not cure possibility of what caused this. Any system restore points ?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    @caperjack Thanks, but didn't work

    @jds63 Yes, but have not any restore points.

    Thanks guys
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  8. #8


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Problem has been solved

    Had the question to the community of Microsoft asked, method 3 was the solution.

    Windows 8.1 doesn't show lock screen wallpaper - Microsoft Community

    Updating the drivers so.

    Thanks for your help.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    glad you got it sorted ,I will put that fix in my memory bank ,good job
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  10. #10


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by cashher View Post
    Problem has been solved

    Had the question to the community of Microsoft asked, method 3 was the solution.

    Windows 8.1 doesn't show lock screen wallpaper - Microsoft Community

    Updating the drivers so.

    Thanks for your help.
    Wow, good work to yourself cashher, you mean it was as simple as Video card driver software.YW
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