The desktop background appears as a blank, black screen when the Bubbles screen saver runs in Windows Vista

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario: 
  • You set the Colors setting on the Display Settings tab in Windows Vista to a 16-bit color setting.
  • You have the Bubbles screen saver selected to run.
However, when the Bubbles screen saver runs, the desktop background is not displayed as expected. Instead, the desktop background appears as a blank, black screen. For example, you experience this symptom when you set the Colors setting to Medium (16 bit). You do not experience these symptoms if you use a 32-bit color setting.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because Windows Aero functionality is not enabled when the Colors setting for the display is set to a 16-bit color setting. Therefore, when the Bubbles screen saver runs, the desktop background is not painted.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Windows Aero, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/aero.aspx

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Article ID: 935265 - Last Review: August 9, 2010 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
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