I encountered this issue several times while using an ASUS computer with Power4Gear Hybrid (Windows 7). When I turned the computer on I noticed that my desktop wallpaper was changed into a light gray ASUS wallpaper, and that my taskbar was set to auto-hide. Prior to shutting down, I’m sure my wallpaper was a personalized one and the taskbar was not set to auto-hide.
Solution to ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid Issue (Taskbar set to auto-hide and wallpaper is changed to default)
Here’s a solution you can try:
Run Power4Gear Hybrid, which should have a shortcut located at C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsASUS Utility. The shortcut points to C:Program FilesP4G, but the .exe files in there won’t open for me.
Choose the setting you use (High Performance, Entertainment, Quiet Office, or Battery Saving), and click on Advanced Settings, which should be found at the mid right area.
The window Power Options should appear. Find ASUS P4G Power Setting, and double click on it. Double click on Battery Saving Desktop. You will then be given the option to Enable or Disable it on battery and when plugged in. I disabled both to keep P4G from making my desktop wallpaper disappear. You can also opt to change other settings, if you are experiencing other issues related to Power4Gear Hybrid.
I believe that the above should solve the issues of Taskbar Autohide and Disappearing/Changing Desktop Wallpaper.
If you guys have another solution, feel free to share with us.