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Deskop's background problem.

by brungart / May 12, 2006 7:39 PM PDT

Hey guys,
wats up. I'm a newbie at these and would love to hear from you guys how to fix this problem of mine. My laptop is running a Win XP and a few weeks ago, a problem started to occur. The deskop's wallpaper background refused to come out. Any images that i tried to make into wallpaper wouldnt come out either. The button at the deskop (where you right-click > properties > deskop) doesnt allow me to choose or click. I can only change the color of the deskop background. Any advise? Thanx

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Re: Deskop's background problem.
by Tufenuf / May 12, 2006 9:50 PM PDT

hkakalim, It's possible that Active Desktop is enabled. To Disable Active Desktop. Open the Control Panel.
Open Display Properties.
Click the Desktop tab.
Click the Customize Desktop button.
Click the Web tab in the Desktop Items window.
Make sure all checkboxes in this window are un-checked including My Current Homepage.
Restart your computer.

If that doesn't correct the problem go to the link below and under the letter "W"--"Wallpaper - Desktop - Disable Changing" click on "Allow Wallpaper/Background Changes" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.


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It didnt work. But thanx for your effort! :)
by brungart / May 13, 2006 9:56 AM PDT

Hi Tufenuf,
Thanx so much for your effort and prompt reply. Really appreciate it. However it didnt work at all. I went to the Web Tab and unchecked > restart: nothing changes.
Then i went to the website you recommended, and download it. I ran the Reg File of "Allow Wallpaper/Background Changes" and look into the 1 and 0 binary code. with 1: disallowing and 0 to allow changes. It was already in 0 and i tried putting it into both 1 and then 0 later. It didnt work at all. Should i just reformat the whole system again?

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(NT) (NT) How about system restore or last known config
by tomron / May 13, 2006 11:53 AM PDT
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