Can you just tell us right now exactly what is your issue with your new computer ?
As of June 24th, there were no issues.
I am able to assign different wallpapers to each monitor on my current (new) computer with no real issue now.
A few days ago, after I installed a handful of programs from an old Humble Bundle, new issues started. [Maybe I should start a new thread for this? It's kind of a different problem.]
What happened before I noticed the problem
The bundle was the "Humble Software ReBundle - Vegas Pro - Discover Creative Freedom" bundle, and includes Vegas Pro 14, Music Maker, Magix Photo Manager Deluxe, and a few other photo or sound related programs from the Magix Suite. The Magix stuff, aside from Music Maker, seem themed around making elaborate slideshows for vacation photos, but I wanted to use the photo manager to organize the images that I've downloaded from the internet over the years, and make a database for that.
Specifically, after installing the handful of programs, I noticed the adware popup asking me to buy the newer version of the movie maker software. I unticked the
During the installation process, I saw a restore point where the computer updated it's DotNet framework. I tried several times to restore to this state to get the computer back to when it was working fine, but it didn't work. I just checked the System Restore right now, and it cannot detect ANY restore points on my system right now, so I guess that option is closed forever. (I do have undelete software installed, and the OS drive is an SSD, so it might still be possible to recover, but I don't know how off the top of my head.)
What the problem seems to consist of
I am not able to use Deskscapes to do much of anything. I can open the program, but as soon as I click on any of the thumbnails in the local or online sections to choose what I want to backgrounds to be, the program shuts down.
I only isolated this specific cause earlier today, after being very careful to note what I was doing.
I currently have no wallpaper, and would have to use either Windows' default wallpaper application, or I'd have to turn DisplayFusion's wallpaper management feature on. I'd rather use Deskscapes to mess with wallpapers so I can try out the Dreams and other stuff later.
Comorbid with this problem is the fact that the system colour (the lines underneath the taskbar tabs, and the colour that commonly appears behind the buttons of the Modern apps and the Default Win10 start menu) keeps resetting to a colour automatically chosen from the wallpaper on the primary monitor. It does this no matter how many times I change the system colour manually in the system settings. The reset happens when the system is turned on or restarted. This issue is what led me to discover the other wallpaper and deskscapes issue.
Possibly relevant details
As mentioned in the first section, I can't see any restore points on my computer any more. I assume Windows automatically deleted them after a few days of my trying to restore to the earlier point.
After the crashes, Event Viewer shows an Application Error entry. The issue appears to be related to the "d3d9.dll" module, and a bit of quick research says that this is related to direct x, and that that particular DLL dates to Windows 8.
Faulting application name: DeskscapesConfig.exe, version: 10.0.1.0, time stamp: 0x5cd1cd86
Faulting module name: d3d9.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1, time stamp: 0x23f17870
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000ac1d4
Faulting process id: 0x1f58
Faulting application start time: 0x01d54010665fddc0
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\DeskScapes10\DeskscapesConfig.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\d3d9.dll
Report Id: ea5331a9-150f-4dbc-83ee-ef8366519c7d
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
I am NOT using DisplayFusion to manage the wallpaper. I unticked this in the general settings section of the program, and even double checked this in the "manage the wallpaper" window of the program. I'm using this program to get a taskbar on the second monitor and make dragging and dropping windows across monitors easier.
I have been getting a bunch of error messages from my video card software saying "Radeon Wattman has been reset to default settings due to an unexpected shutdown". To me, this suggests that the DirectX d3d9.dll thing might be the right thing to start with.
Event Viewer also shows another common issue with Local Activation Permissions, but I don't know if it's new or related to the Deskscapes issue.
The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user KENDOMEN\Kendomen SID (S-1-5-21-279568313-3474173996-3819924504-1002) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.18362.145_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy SID (S-1-15-2-155514346-2573954481-755741238-1654018636-1233331829-3075935687-2861478708). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
My videocard software is up to date, though I have not tried uninstalling and reinstalling it since this issue started. It didn't seem relevant to the program crashes.
MAGIX Photo Manager Deluxe does not appear to have any functions related to managing the wallpaper.
Some of what I've tried so far
- Restarting the computer
- Triple-checking that DisplayFusion isn't messing with the wallpaper management in any way
- Reinstalling Deskscapes