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Laptop Wallpaper.

Hi All, hopefully just a quick one here, I have a user who has complained that her Logo, which is deployed via CA to all users in the company, is not displaying correctly when she boots her laptop up, she needs to refresh to resolve this, as far as I am aware all the laptops do this while the desktops are fine. This appears to be a known issue but I was wondering if there are any fixes for this? the spec of laptops range from 1.6ghz 500mb to dual core 1.7ghz 1gb and all are running XP pro.

Thanks in advance.


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Can you explain more?

If you are the IT tech for this office have you seen the Desktop wallpaper on this laptop yourself? If so, what does "not displaying properly" mean?

Is that a stretched image when it should be centered, or vice versa? Is the image corrupted?

How does the user refresh?

Does this happen to other wallpaper images or just the Company logo one?

Let us know more.


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Hi Mark,
Onlt 1/3 of the wallpaper will display correctly, the rest of the wallpaper is black, all her desktop icons are visable and work fine, she refreshes by hitting F5, after refreshing all of the wallpaper is fine. The wallpaper is a streched image covering the whole of the desktop, it will only happen with the company logo, the logo has been changed 3 times and its has always happened although no one has ever bothered to log a fault about it. 9 out of 10 users here do not have admin rights to the laptops so are not able to make any changes that would cause this.


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Time to experiment.

Try another wallpaper.
Try another format (jpg, bmp).

It's not a general feature of laptops that they display only part of the wallpaper the first time. So I assume it has to do something with this particular picture.


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I agree with Kees.

Just to be sure I get the whole picture, (no pun intended), this only happens on boot-up with this particular image set as the wallpaper? If another wallpaper image is selected and the system is rebooted, the same problem does not happen.

If that has not been tried, I realize that the user cannot change the wallpaper herself, so someone would have to do that for her.

The test is to try and establish if the problem is particular to one particular wallpaper image, or if the problem is global.


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got it

HI guys, I think I have the answer, it appears to be caused by the login script that the copmpany set up, as this effects aroung 700 laptops (with any wallpaper that is deployed by CA) I will get the said company to confirm this and try to let you know.

Thanks for all your imput everyone.



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I think the easiest answer is to get a keystroke (f5) added to the log on script, it's not a "fix" more like a workaround, but the easiest to implament.


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