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blue screen on windows xp desktop

by anthony72 / April 8, 2007 1:17 PM PDT

i keep getting this weird blue screen on my desktop which keeps forcing me to rollback my computer is there a way to fix this without using system restore.

am adding a picture of my desktop

and info about my computer

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name YOUR-2S4KN5K0H3
System Manufacturer Compaq Presario 061
System Model PC182A-ABA SR1103WM NA430
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~2532 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.10, 4/15/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3

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I'm guessing that is some Active desktop component.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2007 11:44 PM PDT

Try right click on the red desktop and properties. Find the Web or active desktop item and in there turn it off.


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blue screen
by anthony72 / April 9, 2007 8:33 AM PDT

I try that didn,t work does anyone know what cuase the screen to half or know how to restore the screen to full with out using windows restore if someone could help that would be nice.

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Here's the fix.
by Tufenuf / April 9, 2007 10:27 AM PDT
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anthony72, Is appears that the Common Tasks Pane is appearing on the left side of your Desktop. Go to the link below and scroll down to "Common Tasks"-"Remove Common Tasks from Desktop" and download the "Regedit" reg file. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. It should correct your problem and is safe to download and run.


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anthony72, Did you get the problem corrected?
by Tufenuf / April 11, 2007 12:18 AM PDT
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anthony72, That fix I posted in my previous reply will correct your problem and I'm curious if the problem is fixed.


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