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Vista image thumbnails generates, but disappears a few seconds later

Q: Vista image thumbnails generates, but disappears a few seconds later

Whenever I access a folder containing pictures, the thumbnails for them generate -- and I can actually see them. But this only lasts for a few seconds; the thumbnails get replaced by Vista's generic landscape icon. I'm not sure when this problem started -- at first, I was not bothered by it, since I wasn't working with my photos, so I didn't pay attention to it. But it has persisted for at least a month, in all folders with pictures in them. And I've made sure that the "Show thumbnails" options were set in both "Folder Options" and "Advanced System Settings". Maybe it was from me changing the registry a long time ago? I'm not sure.So, if someone knows a key I could check to turn on/off thumbnails, that would be useful.Or, if you have any other idea how this problem occurred, I'd be really grateful. Thank you!

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Hi GuysI need some help with something strange that going on with my computer. after i remove some of my programs from the laptop , my desktop started to disappear and than reappear for 10 seconds and so on. I tried to use system restore but there where no earlier restore points. i have attached a hjt log file. thanks, yamihami.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by hamir on 2008-04-12 12:31:00Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --8: 2008-04-12 04:31:08 UTC - RP98 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point7: 2008-04-11 05:15:55 UTC - RP97 - Restore Operation6: 2008-04-11 04:26:19 UTC - RP96 - Last known good configuration5: 2008-04-11 04:26:11 UTC - RP95 - Software Distribution Service 3.04: 2008-04-11 04:26:10 UTC - RP94 - Installed PC Booster-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-11 04:26:09 UTC - RP91 - Installed Assassin's CreedBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.System Drive C: has 6.58 GiB (less than 15%) free.-- HijackThis (run as hamir.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:32:00 PM, on 4/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3264 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.3264)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

A:Desktop Image + Taskbar Appears And Disappears After 10 Seconds

Hello hami. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine)We apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.If you still would like help, please follow the following instructions: Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one will ... Read more

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Recently I downloaded a file converter which, after installation, associated all my video files with itself. Previous to downloading this programme my .avi, .mkv files etc were all displayed simply as an icon, yet now they are all displayed as a thumbnail picture. The only solution I have found for reverting my video files back to being displayed simply as an icon is via Folder Options, 'Always show icons, never thumbnails'. However, selecting this option also disables the thumbnail preview for my .jpeg and other image files. Is there any way to disable my video files being displayed with a thumbnail whilst keeping the thumbnail preview for images? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Disabling video thumbnails whilst keeping image thumbnails enabled?

Does anybody have any ideas on this please?

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Hiya. I'm trying to disable the Thumbnails for those ugly "Live Folders". However, I can't seem to figure out how to turn them off without also disabling the thumbnails for individual image files.

Does anybody know how to disable *just* the Live Folder thumbnails?

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Make/ Model: HP w22
Regulatory Model: HSTND-2241-T
Product Number: RG556AA
SN: CNT704Z17Q
Date of Manufacture: January 2007
Assembly Number: 434000-001
Rev: CTM003

Problem: when I turn the monitor on I can see a display for about 2 seconds. The display disappears. If I turn the monitor off, then on, I can see the display for about two seconds, then it disappears again. The cycle continues. The symptom is the same with no signal input, and with input selected for VGA or for DVI.
If I shine a flashlight into the screen I can see a very faint display. I believe this indicates a backlight issue. I could be wrong.

Can anyone help me find a service/repair manual for this monitor?
Can anyone tell me what parts to look at for the backlight power?
Can anyone tell me what the voltage that drives the backlight might be?

Thank you all in advance, for your assistance.


A:HP w22 Monitor display disappears after about 2 seconds

Hi Bill,
this could be an issue with the inverter and not the backlight. LCD monitors are built just like laptop display panels, only bigger. Inverters are not that expensive. The backlights are very delicate, and they either light or they don't. The inverter takes 12 volts DC and turns it into hi-voltage (I don't know the exact rating) It may be AC... Also this could be a primary power supply issue too. I had to learn to repair without schematics. With experience, it becomes easy

I like this source:
LCD Parts & Info

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I am having this problem since the last two days. Whenever I press Ctrl+Alt+Del on the keyboard and press the Task Manager button the Task Manager appears only for a second and then disappears. I have Googled around and none of the fixes I have come across have solved the problem yet. I have tried renaming Taskmgr.exe in the system32 folder but the problem persists. I read elsewhere that such a problem also occurs when we run Regedit and Msconfig. But such is not the case for my problem. Both Regedit and Msconfig stay on and run properly. I did a system scan with AVG which found and healed some trojans (Trojan horse Downloader.Generic6.WBC and Trojan horse Delf.CHK) but the problem is not solved yet. I have pasted a HijackThis log below.

Another problem I came across just now is that I cannot change the folder 'view' options to Show hidden files and folders.. It changes back to 'Do not show' whenever I check after changing.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:51:05 PM, on 12/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Task Manager disappears after a few seconds

hey buddy this is ntdetec1...which entered my system last week after which i did R & D..
firstly it restricts task manager frm working..task manager starts juz for a second and den vanishes....then it attacks IE or mozilla firefox and when u try to surf sum site it keep on opening many tab one after the other and smtimes redirect u..in sometime may even stop ur net access...then in create a directory in c:\ ...named ntdetec1..its hidden..and has system folder status so u may not see it..to see this folder u may need some settings in folder options...go to folder options and uncheck item call HIDE PROTECTED SYSTEM FILES ....nw go to c: u can see ths dirctory...but it can not get deleted...this directory has some dlls and sum exe files...frm ths folder i guess ntdetec operates..
i tried to del it by number of methods but all fails...ntdetec1 can not be detected by any known anti virus..evn norton hasnt detected nor avg..ntdetec1 directly modifies system files..which makes it difficult to remove it..

[warning : there is one more system file in c: called ntdetect.com...dont delete it otherwise everything will be finished..coz its windows component]

solution ::
when my laptop got infected by it i did everything but could nt remove it so i decided to format ..but i didnt...i juz inserted wid XP cd and repaired xp...and done when i entered sys again...virus was gone..but ntdetec1 folder was still there in the c:..right click on it and DEL...den dialog box says it contains sys... Read more

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Hi there,

Usually, I've been able to troubleshoot my PC woes and worries using my dear friend Google and/or some logic thinking. But there's something "strange" going on with my mediacenter-PC. As I've looked on these forums but couldn't find a solution (and to be honest : I'm baffled by this) : the following :

I was using Windows XP on my mediacenter until 2 weeks ago. No problems during playback whatsoever... Upgraded this system with Windows 7 recently, installed the Kazaa Lite Codec Pack + XBMC and experienced no problems during the installation. Upgraded the video (Nvidia 9600GT) and the audio drivers (provided on Gigabyte's site) and noticed during playback that the sound goes "off" after 15 minutes. It 'disappears' for 2 seconds and comes back again.

My setup : the motherboard : GA-MA74GM-S2H -> this is connected with an S/PDIF cable to my audio system (JVC amplifier) and the symptoms I see are :
- sound goes off
- my amplifier shows "Linear PCM" for a second
- the sound comes back and continues after 2 seconds

So, reinstalled Windows 7 again, didn't install any updates or extra drivers for the soundcard (just the Kazaa codec pack) and tried again with Media Player Classic (included in the codec pack) > same problem again.

Might anyone have any suggestions?
thanks a lot!

PS : I've included a screenshot of my device manager, the current sound properties and [not sure if this is related], the volume control options.

A:Sound 'disappears' after 15 minutes and returns 2 seconds later

I would start with a clean install of Win 7, motherboard chipset drivers and system device drivers (and install Windows 7 specific drivers). DO NOT install any additional software such as the referenced codec pack. Use the built in Windows Media Player and see if works OK or if you have problems. If it works OK, then start adding wthatever software you want, one program at a time and then check to see if it works OK before adding anything else.

Also, as you upgraded from XP, how much memory do you have? You need a minimum of 2GB of RAM for Win 7 and as you have the 64 bit version I would go with a minimum of 4GB.

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I have been having problems with some weird icon on the tray. The icon looks like a film strip and it appears and disappears in a total of about 30 times in less than 10 seconds. It only appears when I go to certain websites and those websites have nothing to do with eachother.

It doesn't make sense but I know that the program itself might be a codec I installed a while back that has to deal with video. It might be a video codec I installed because I have been having problems lately playing movies on WMP 9 (which I never had problems with until just recently).

So i've been using programs such as Divx Player and ViPlayer. I've thought it might've been one of those programs so I uninstalled both of them and the problem with the icon in the tray still is happening. I've had this problem before but I can't remember how I got rid of it, so that is why I am here.

So please, may someone help me with this?

btw, I've tried taking a picture of my desktop with the problem but it's either the icon that appears is way too fast or it just won't show up, sorry.

A:Icon on Tray Disappears and Appears in Seconds

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this problem seems to have gotten to many people... when watching a video sound is gone after viewing it a few seconds, and the video is still running, u have to press pause and play over and over again to have the sound
some people get a problem where videos pause for no reason , so once again "pause, unpause and its playing" (for a few seconds)
im talking about most video streaming sytes, youtube has some videos like that , other than that , http://www.cha.lt/category/video/ in here , all videos are like that, in the past days the video comments are full of tears because of that
maybe someone has any solutions?

P.S. there is nothing wrong with my sound card or internet or whatever, if so than thousands of people has it =) this wouldnt seem right would it ?..

A:sound disappears after a few seconds when watching videos

No worries, got it... the website mentioned www.cha.lt is messed up , everythings happening because of it

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Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong forum.

Everything was working perfectly fine last night. I turn on the computer this morning, try to open firefox - nothing. I click it and there's not even an error message or anything. In the Task manager, the firefox.exe appears in the Processes tab for a couple of seconds then it just disappears. I've tried running the computer in Safe Mode to open it, still nothing. I tried the Firefox Safe Mode option, still won't open. I uninstalled, then reinstalled, that didn't help.

Any suggestions? IE works fine, but I really hate using it.

A:Firefox will not open - disappears from Task Manager after a few seconds

is firefox the only program misbehaving? i would have you make sure that your extensions are working fine but you've had the same problem in safe mode. did you reboot after the uninstall

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When I click on the Favorites menu option, the list opens, but then closes after a few seconds, even though I haven't had a chance to select anything.
I'm using version 11.321.14393.0 on Windows 10 Pro, Version 1607 OS Build 14393.351 64-bit

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Hello! I'm not sure exactly how but I believe I am infected with a virus or trojan that is continually causing the explorer.exe process to crash every few seconds on my computer.

When it crashes the taskbar and desktop icons disappear, only to reappear again when explorer.exe restarts....eventually explorer will

"give up" and stop appearing at all.

I can usually access everything through Windows Task Manager and restarting explorer.exe just begins the vicious cycle over again...

I have ran check disk and defrag...attempted a system restore (unsuccessful)...and even did a repair install from the windows disk....but

the problem still persists.

I have ran some virus & spyware programs but none seem to detect the problem and correct the issue (Spybot and Trend Micro Anti Virus)

The windows event viewer seems to indicate the crash is caused by winlogon.exe which I believe can be used by several viruses (I might not

be understanding this correctly though) Log(there are several of these of course):


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1002
Date: 8/14/2008
Time: 4:11:48 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ****
The shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.exe was restarted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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A:Virus? - Explorer.exe crashing and Taskbar disappears every few seconds

fyi i fixed "O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [pmsngr.exe] C:\Program Files\IntCodec\pmsngr.exe" from HiJackThis...This was an old reference to a malware program that has long since been removed from my PC....

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This is the current HijackThis log. The sounds are extremely annoying. Please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:08:51 PM, on 11/6/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\DellComms\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/USCON/1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://g.msn.com/USCON/1
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Li... Read more

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When I open a picture folder/photo album on my computer, and the "view" option is set to thumbnails, the thumbnails aren't actually "thumbnails" of the picture its representing. Instead its the picture of the standard picture icon inside of a box. Rephrasing, the thumnails don't show pictures, they show the standard picture icon.

I don't know what happened, because they use to show pictures, and then it randomly stopped.

I use a dell laptop, with windows XP professional.


oh and I should note that this problem only occurs with jpeg and gif pictures.

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Hey guys,

Did a quick search and only found posts about windows re-doing thumbnails, not when they are gone altogether!

Any ideas? As far as I can remember this happened totally randomly!


UPDATE: I've just realised that this is ALL files, not just images and it doesnt matter if they are on the desktop / pendrive / google drive etc..

A:No Image Thumbnails in Explorer!

Hello darksupernova,

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have thumbnail previews enabled.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Support Forums

Hope this helps,

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I recently had to retrieve some accidently deleted photos from my daughters memory card from her digital camera, and the thumbnails of the images look great but when I go to open those images, they seem corrupt, as some of them are jumbled and some of them only half show up with grey above or below leaving only half the image. Again, the thumbnails appear perfect. We are desperate to get these photos, as they are of my daughters first baby born only a week ago, and they are the first pictures taken of him! Can anyone help please???

A:Thumbnails ok, but actual image is not

You could try The free version of PC inspector

Also Restoration.
Very small and no install.

There is also JPEGsnoop

Look at this page and your see bad images that it recovers the image.

Never used it to recover anything so not just sure how to use it but lots and lots of info at the site.

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Thanks for responding.
Until yesterday my thumbnails for video clips had images of what the clip was about.
Today thoise images dissapeared, they have been replaced by Realplayer, "R" symbol. I don't know what I did to change things ,hopefully you can tell me.


A:Thumbnails lost image

DAN58, The first thing I'd try is to open that folder and delete any thumbs.db files. They are hidden files so you have to go into Folder Options>View tab and select "Show hidden files and folders", click Apply/OK then restart your computer. If that doen't correct the problem click Start>Run and type in:

regsvr32 shmedia.dll

Click OK

Restart your computer.

Note that the spacing is important.


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Not sure if this is the right place to post.

I had a virus/malware attack, which I cleaned up using MBAM and kaspersky. i notice that the image thumbnails are no longer appearing on IE, microsoft-litecam and My mcafee security center. If i logon with a different user profile, this thumbnail images do appear. I am perplexed as to what the problem is... any ideas?

A:Image thumbnails not displayed on IE

Try this fix for XP>>Go to Start > Control Panel > Display. Click on the "Desktop" tab, then the "Customize Desktop..." button. Click on the "Web" tab, then under Web Pages, uncheck and delete everything you find (except "My Current Home page").These are some common malware related entries you may see:Security InfoWarning MessageSecurity DesktopWarning HomepagePrivacy ProtectionDesktop UninstallIf present, select each entry and click the Delete button. Also, make sure the Lock desktop items box is unchecked. Click "Ok", then "Apply" and "Ok".When done, go back into your Desktop Settings and you should be able to change the color/theme to whatever you want.

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Suddenly a few days ago, explorer stopped loading all thumbnails in any image folder with more than a dozen or so pictures. It's not even slowly trying to cache them, it just stops.
It will generally load the first dozen, and if I scroll to the bottom of the folder, the last dozen or so are loaded with everything in between just image icons.

If I refresh, maybe 1 or 2 extra thumbs load. But strangely, if I delete 1 picture, often many thumbs will load.

I searched google and this site, but none of the thumbnail issues seemed to be close to mine.

EDIT: Looks like after rebooting into safe mode and cleaning the thumb cache seems to have fixed the issue. Thank's broe23 for the help

A:Explorer not loading all image thumbnails

Are you doing it from the Metro/Start screen or on the desktop and opening up Windows Explorer? Have you tried cleaning up under Administrative tools, then choosing to also purge the Thumbnail cache?

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Windows XP

I read somewhere that all you have to do to see thumbnails on the desktop is to right click on a clear area of the desktop -> View -> Thumbnails

But I don't have View when I right click on my desktop not even in grayed out, so how do I enable thumbnails on my desktop?

I do have thumbnails everywhere else and when I go to the desktop with Explore I get thumbnails there but not on my actual desktop. I set my folder options to custom view for all folders.

Thanks for helping out,

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I can't tell you when it happened, it has been going on for the past few weeks. I can no longer see the thumbnails of images within Windows Explorer. I've searched and searched for a solution and this was the solution I found which clones it's self multiple times across other sites, it didn't solve the problem ?

A:Image Thumbnails no longer visible ?

Hello Jerome,

Good to see you here mare.

Double check each option in the tutorial below instead to see if one may help to enable it. It's a bit more thorough.

Thumbnail Cache - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
Did you change the default program to open images with?

Could you also post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help ID the issue?

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I have Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 8 Photo Viewer and various applications (e.g. Lightroom) to process Panasonic Lumix RAW files in .RW2 format.

I can't find a way of displaying the image thumbnails in Windows Explorer. I've tried to install various versons of Microsoft camera codecs but they don't install in Windows 8 64 bit.

Is there a solution to this?

A:How to View Panasonic RAW (.RW2) Image Thumbnails?

The Microsoft Camera Codec packs come through Windows Update in Windows 8/8.1. I've just looked and it appears the last one was December 2013, so I guess it depends on how old your Camera is.

If you scroll down to the 'References' section at the following link, you can see what Panasonic camera's were added in that update and also all the camera's supported up to that point.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article (KB2899189):
Update adds support for many camera-specific file formats in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1: December 2013

It's about time we had an ISO approved camera raw format standard, as it's looong overdue.

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I Dont know how to create thumbnails and was wondering if there is a free image host that creates thunbnails for you? or is it done another way?

A:Image hosts that create thumbnails

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To make a long story short, I installed a program that works with images and then uninstalled it because it doesn't do the thing I needed it to. However, in a Winrar-style fashion, thumbnails of the images it would work with are replaced with the program's icon. This effect has stayed even though I uninstalled it. It's just an annoyance, but is there a way that I can get the image thumbnails back?

A:Image thumbnails still look like uninstalled program?

Not sure if this is what you mean but have you tried below?How to show thumbnail images in Windows Photo Gallery:Go to "Start""Control Panel""Folder Options""Select "View"" tab"UNCHECK "Always show icon, never thumbnails (see photo below)Then "Apply" and "OK."

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Hi all!

Hope I've chosen the right subforum for this question. My problem is as follows:

When I use image searches, such as Google or Yahoo, the thumbnails are not displayed. I either get red crosses (in IE) or small blue lines (Firefox).

Both browsers are on the latest update. I'm on Vista Home, also with the most recent updates.

I've already tried some recommendations on other forums - I re-installed Java & Flash. I've already tried to install an earlier version of Java, because I first thought the recent Java update may have caused the problem. All that didn't work.

Other picture sites like Flickr work well, so I don't think it has anything to do with my internet connection.

I'd be forever grateful if anyone could help me sort this out.

A:Image thumbnails on picture searches not displayed

Have you looked at this help and support page from microsoft for the IE red x problem



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Hi all,
I have searched solutions from internet regarding the subject problem and have tried below steps but image files still cannot preview the images, can everybody advise other solutions, many thanks.

unchecked "Always show icons, never thumbnails" under folder optionchecked "show thumbnails instead of icons under performance optionsupdated latest display card driver, uninstall any 3 parties imaging processing softwareclean thumbnail caches under disk clean up tool and I saw all cashes files are removed under
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorerinstalled MS camera codec
PC running Win7 Pro SP1 32-bit, 4G ram, HD 500G 40% free space.

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For some reason the image icons aren't loading and I can't see the thumbnails

Here's a screenshot...


A:Solved: Image Icons/Thumbnails Not Showing

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About a week ago thumbnail images suddenly stopped showing (mainly .jpgs & .pngs) in several of my folders. It
seemed to be fairly random across all folders & drives (2 partitions on C drive) whereby some display correctly
within a folder but most now show as windows photo viewer icons.

Images uploaded in "My Pictures Folder" on C drive are not affected.

I have done the obvious:-
1. in folder options > always show icons, never thumbnails (unchecked)
2. deleted & rebuilt the thumbnail cache
3. run malwares scans (system is clean)
4. done restores (Microsoft & Adobe updates)
5. selected medium icons to view . . .

Also, using the Windows Photo Viewer default &#8212; preview pane no longer works &#8212; if Id/click on an image it opens
in a new window.

I had been using Mystic Thumbs successfully for a while to enable me to see .svg, .pspimages & .psd files (as a
graphic designer I want quick access to these) Uninstalling it hasn't made any difference.

Any help is much appreciated!
cheers, whizzy
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 255996 MB, Free - 154409 MB; H: Total - 229827 MB, Free - 141754 MB; J: Total - 229568

MB, Free - 115659 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0TP406
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updat... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 image thumbnails have disappeared!

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I am running Win. 7 Ult. 64 bit. I would like to have my image files show as thumbnails not icons. How is this done. Any help would certainly be appreciated. stream.

A:How to have image files display as thumbnails not icons

on the bar that has the Burn, slideshow and new folder options there is a small icon that resembles a picture on the right side and it gives different options on displaying picture files

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A week or so back, I installed Picasa, but when I did, it broke SageThumbs and removed the "edit with Gimp" context menu (I was able to work around this via Default Program Editor; It didn't legitimately fix the problem, though). Now any images display the default image icon instead of preview thumbnail.

I uninstalled Picasa, but that didn't work. Then I uninstalled and re-installed both Gimp and SageThumbs, but neither the thumbnails are displaying, nor the "edit with Gimp" context menu (which I have worked around).

Any help would be much appreciated. I tried looking around the internet, but I didn't come up with much, and I'm not what you would consider to be "computer savvy." Thanks.

A:Picasa broke SageThumbs image thumbnails

Run CCleaner, tools, startup, context menu - see if edit with Gimp is listed, enable if possible.

See if this helps with thumbnails - Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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I have Win 7 64-bit machine and all of a sudden some image file thumbnails show, and some do not. I have logged in as a different user on the machine and problem still occurs. Other machines on my network do not have this problem. I have tried the following below, but still no fix. Any suggestions without having to wipe the machine?

1. Folder Options: Always show icons, never thumbnails is unchecked
2. Disk cleanup
3. Reset Folders

A:Windows Explorer: Some image thumbnails do not load.

Hello WonderBot,

You might see if clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache may be able to help if it may have gotten corrupted.

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

Hope this helps,

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I am using windows XP as my OS.

Recently my thumbnails have been displaying the wrong images. This seems to be across the board and affects all folders in each of my hard-drives. It first started out that when I opened a folder with blank/manila image and then closed it, it would then display a image of some random thumbnail from some other folder and then adopt that image as it's default thumbnail image. Now the folders just display wrong thumbnails regardless if they have been opened or not. I have tried thumbnails refresh, didn't work. I tried deleting the thumbnail.db for a folder, that didn't work either.

What solution is there to correct this? I have probably thousands of folders that display the wrong images in thumbnail view.

A:Solved: Thumbnails display wrong image

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My question is whether or not reinstalling Windows ME will solve my pictures problem, and will such a download of Windows ME include the Kodak program, Paint, and Image Preview associated with Windows ME???
BACKGROUND -- I recently did a few things that brought about a problem. I used Ultra WinCleaner 2002 which deleted many Registry entries, etc., and messed up McAfee Security which had to be reinstalled. I downloaded a PSP program but didn't complete the installation (the program was an upgrade to PSP 7.0, but I didn't have a PSP Program). After these two operations, I found that when I tried with pictures to SAVE AS .bmp the saved file was in an unknown format... thumnails and ImagePreview did not work. File Properties said the files were JPG , but the format was unknown to ImagePreview. Thinking the Kodak program that comes with Windows ME was messed up, I downloaded an Image Viewer called IrfanView and set extensions for all images to use IrfanView. IrfanView worked well , but the SAVE AS problem still existed. I cleared all the extentions from IrfanView and deleted IrfanView. Now the problem is worse and none of my pictures will open in ImagePreview at all, and I virtually can not save any pictures. Is reinstalling Windows ME a good solution and will it not delete documents, pictures, and applications?

A:Solved: Images won't Save right -- No thumbnails, No Image Preview

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Vista Business.
P4 processor 3GHz
160G hard drive

Recently digital photos that I have imported into the Digital Image Suite 2006 Library are not showing up in the thumbnails. I can access the photos in slideshows and for editing, but the thumbnails are just gray icons that I have to double-click on to see the photos.

I have used DI for about 3 months, and this week is the first time I've seen this problem. I don't remember changing any settings. Can anyone out there help me through this?

A:Solved: MS Digital Image Suite 06 thumbnails problem

A Microsoft forum I posted to provided an answer to this problem that will help others if they are searching this forum regarding the same problem I had:

1. install the Vista compatibility update for MS Digital Image Suite 2006. Find it at http://tinyurl.com/w5su58 (not needed for the Anniversary Edition).
2. start DI and see if blank thumbnails still exist. If not, stop here.
3. If blank thumbnails still exist, close DI and then rename the pictures database called Pictures.pd3. It usually resides at c:\users\>username<\appdata\local\microsoft\pod\pictures.pd3
4. pictures.pd3 can be deleted or renamed. I renamed mine pictures.old.
5. start DI. You will have to re-catalog your images, but the program re-populates your Library folders automatically as you click on the folders. The blank thumbnails will no longer be there.

If you have a problem finding the .pd3 file, go to Start/Search/Advanced Search and check the box "include non-indexed, hidden, and system files" (in case the file resides in the hidden files). Enter .pd3 in the name field and LEFT click the search button.


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Hi all, I once was able in my previous Windows 7 PC to set Windows Explorer to be able to show the cover image (first page) of an ebook when Windows Explorer was set to Thumbnail View.

For PDF format I applied this fix, for mobi this one, but now I need to also extend thumbnail view to djvu and epub ebook formats, and I don't recall how I managed to do it in Windows 7. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks.

(since I have a backup of my previous Windows 7 PC, is there a way to export the corresponding registry keys and import them in my current Windows 8.1 PC?)

A:Windows explorer cover image thumbnails for ebooks

Hello, sorry for the late reply.
If you want to integrat your ebook into windows, like thumdnails, metatags on explorer, you can modify it with some Tool, check here (un french but easy) : Int?grer ses eBooks (ePub) aux biblioth?ques Windows | JuneTwo

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I am unable to preview image thumbnails when browsing folders on my 64bit vista machine.

This has been an issue from when I purchased the computer about 8months ago, then last month all of a sudden the thumbnails started showing (default opening programme was fireworks t the time), but I changed the default opening programme to Photoshop and now again the problem has re-occured.

In my folder options the 'Alway show icons, never thumbnails' is not ticked, and never has been.

The current default application for .jpegs is Windows Photo Viewer, having previously used Adobe Fireworks and Abode Photoshop at times, no mater what the default programme is I only ever see the default programme icon.

When I change between the views in my folders (Medium Icons, Large Icons, Extra-Large Icon) the actual .jpeg image flashes up as the folder loads and then flashes back to the programme icon.

Any ideas? I really need to get this solved as part of my job involves photography and I need to be able to view thumbnails fast in large folders of photos and open in a range of editing suites.

* I have compared all folder options to the 64bit Windows 7 Machine at work which is fine, all options look to be the same.

A:Issue showing image Thumbnails when browsing folders

Hi hollyw,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Here's a tutorial on how to do this in a variety of ways. Try them in the order presented as that's from the simplest to the most complex (even though I imagine you tried the first few already). Note the comment (and link to the procedure) near the top to set the default program to Windows Photo Gallery if none of the other options work (which you may or may not want to consider - or perhaps at least try to see if it works - let us know either way - and change it back if you don't want that as the default): Thumbnails in Windows Explorer.

If that doesn't work, try rebuilding the Icon Cache: Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that helps.

If that doesn't work, you may want to clear the thumbnail cache (it won't delete anything but the cache and will rebuild itself when you open folders though it may take more time the first time you do so as it needs to do this first). Here's how: Thumbnail Cache.

I hope this helps. If not, post back with results of what you tried and we'll try some different options.

Good luck!

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This is a 2013 Toshiba Lx835-D325 all-in-one with a 3rd generation Intel i7 CPU. Originally had a 2 TB HDD and takes a 180 watt AC adapter.

The screen shows a "no media found" message for 5 seconds when first engaged by attaching the AC adapter plug, then fades back to a black screen. The power button starts the machine but no display image is revealed unless detaching and then re-attaching the power plug. The power button lights and starts the computer but fails to engage a display image. Could it be the power switch? The small power switch board is shown in the last picture.


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Hello/ help!
When I download images from the web the longer they display on the screen the more the quality starts to disappear.

You can especially see it along the edges, as you watch the image, after about an hour the image is so grainy that it no longer looks like the original image.

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I'm working on a Powerbook with OS x.3 Jaguar, classic mode 9.2.
When working in Photoshop 6 in classic mode, the cursor (tools), disappear over the image, but then reappears outside the image. However, the move tool and the cropping tool act normal.

I've trashed the Photoshop prefs, reset the tools, and re-installed the software. Is there something else I can try to solve this perplexing problem?

Thanks, Mindy

A:Photoshop 6 cursor disappears over image

is it just certain tools that you can't see? eg pen tool or paintbrush? Your paintbrush size might just be so small (eg 1 pixel) and your image so large that you just can't see it, unless you're zoomed in of course. Try upping the size of the tool if so.

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Our Win 7 computers do not show image thumbnails while user browses folders on a network drive. Instead the default thumbnail icon is shown for all pictures. This seems to be the default behaviour for at least jpg images?? If same folders are moved to local
drive the images thumbnails seems to display normally.
Is it possible to enable thumbnails for network localtions also? We have a gigabit LAN so bandwith is not an issue. It just takes a long time to find anything if thumbnails are not used.

A:Image thumbnails aren't displayed while browsing network drives?

You may take the following steps to check if the issue persists.
Enable Thumbnail display on Network folders via group policy:
Note: Group Policy is just for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate edition.
1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc and press ENTER
2. Go to the following branch:
User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Explorer
3. Double-click the “Turn off the display of thumbnails and only display icons on network folders” option and set it to Disable;
4. Click OK.
If you enable this policy, Windows Explorer will only display icons and never display thumbnails on network folders.
If your system is other Windows 7 edition, you may change it from Registry:
1. Launch regedit from Start Search box.
2. Find the following branch:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
3. Check if there is a key named “DisableThumbnailsOnNetworkFolders”. If not, you may create it with the following value:
Value Name : DisableThumbnailsOnNetworkFolders
Value Data : 1 or 0 (0 is to enable the display of thumbnails on network folders; 1 is to disable it.)
Value Type : REG_DWORD
4. Reboot the computer to check if the issue persists.
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The issue I'm having is small, but I still would like it fixed because it's a small pet peeve of mine.

When I move my applications around the window disappears with a gray box around it, until I drop it. I've attached an image of the problem, because it's easier to show than explain.

Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time

A:Application image disappears when moving it around screen

Hello Xed,

In Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings ....
See if you have "Show window contents while dragging" checked.
If it is not checked, check it and see if that fixes the issue.

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Hopefully someone can find the right solution to this situation.
It seems only a few jpeg thumbnails in the medium size are showing up after installing Wondershare TunesGo on 7 Home premium 64 bit. The program was to help manage photos on my iphone 7+... I have

uninstalled the programdeleted it's registry itemmade sure it was disabled in mscongfig startup services (it showed even after the above)deleted thumbnail cache and refreshedmade sure the "always show icons, never thumbnails" button was unchecked in "folders options/view"performed a clean bootattempted to change the registry icons as proscribed in other entries elsewhere by creating a text .reg file with the following: 

followed all other fixes outlined in this  https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/7696c47e-3339-4878-b953-219170555be1/cannot-see-image-thumbnails-only-generic-image-icon?forum=w7itproui including systems file checker in command
prompt (administrator)
It seems to have only affected folders I accessed with the program: however, once I attempt to adjust thumb sizes or refresh other non-accessed folders, the problem recurs.
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I am no longer able to set .jpg files as the background image I only get a black desktop bacground if I do so (.bmp works alright), further the pictures folder & all other folders which used to show a thumbnail preview no longer do so I just see the file name preceded by a blank placeholder.

I have a problem similar to this thread

But this thread seems to have been closed without a proper solution.

Apart from this I also have a problem with online videos, i do not hear anything ! there is no audio being played with youtube, ..... . Actually windows media player & vlc player work fine but the startup sounds/ alerts no longer seem to be heard, even when the volume is increased i do not hear a thing (the usual beep sound is gone)

What should have gone wrong ?

Thanks for the help,


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Two problems, related in timing.

On July 1st, I made some adjustments to my startup config and such, and ever since then I've been having problems where my IE and Windows Media Player freeze for a few seconds when loading (though without interrupting data)

But most important of which is that since that time, my HP Factory Image D:\ drive has disappeared. It never served me any purpose, but it always just sat there in my Hard Disk lists on my Computer screen, and is conspicuous in its absence.

I checked my Disk Management and found that the 12 GB where the "D" drive was had become "Unallocated". Before I did something stupid, I checked to Rescan Drives, and it re-found the Factory Image! From then on, the FACTORY_IMAGE (D shows up in my Computer.

But after a few days I found that it was no longer showing on my Computer window, and realized that after restarting or shutting down my comp, it would always disappear, only to re-appear when I rescan my disks.

What's the problem? What service do I need to restore/fix to stop this from happening?

Somewhat related question: Would getting a whole new motherboard and CPU but retaining the old harddrive end these problems mentioned above or is it something to do solely with my faulty configurations?

A:Adjusted startup: HP Factory Image drive disappears after each restart

before you start spending money or mess your machine up any more--go into MSCONFIG and select the normal startup button then restart to see if problem(s) are gone

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Hello guys, i need some help with something.
Tdoay i installed a new Case for my PC an a new PSU for my PC, i DID everything as i should, and when i press the power button, i get the fans to work, all the lights and stuff but no image, also the leds on the mouse dont start up, and the lights on the keyboard dont start up either, after 30 seconds the pc turns off, and then turns on again i dont really know what to do now, im really dscared since ive been working to get some money for this parts and now looks liek something is wrong please help me guys

A:PC isn't Showing Image, and restarts 30 seconds after...

Can you give us some info on the case and PSU that you installed and the motherboard?

I would say one thing is the power to the motherboard can be either 20 pin or 24 pin so make sure that is right.

Also, there is a set of wires that go to the motherboard from the front panel to tell the computer to start/restart/and leds... make sure these all match on the motherboard.

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I'm somewhat attached to the old Windows Image Viewer and prefer to keep using it on Win 10. Nevertheless, just today it started freezing after a few seconds. So I manage to view image 1, then "next" image 2, and then it won't move. If I just open the first image and won't use arrows to get to the next one, still the viewer will freeze. When I try to close it I get a warning asking if I want to wait or not, but waiting won't help, so I close it. It takes some seconds to finish. Restarting the system won't change the situation.

It was working last night, now it's not working anymore. I didn't install new apps, softwares, and there was no Win10 update from yesterday to today.

I'm now using the Photo app as default and it is working all right (apparently). But still when I used the old Windows Image Viewer (now not longer as the default program) the issue continues.

Is there any way I could fix this?


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