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I lost my boot screen, and I can't get it back! HELP!!!!

by Osiris4IsIs / May 1, 2004 1:15 PM PDT

I am the most computer illiterate women on god's green earth! I must have the dreaded black thumb of death when it comes to using a computer. this past weekend I thought It would be cool to try to empress my boyfriend, with this rocking boot screen, I got from this children ran web site no names mention(stardock)tee,hee. on the software it states you can use this product with out tweaking with your operating systems, god knows I would never attempted to go into my operating systems, because my better half tells me this is the "FORBIDDEN ZONE" for me. so I read and I read over and over the "Read Me" pages they so kindly give you, and Shisk Bamb Boom I am hurled into the Blue Screen Zone! well needless to say after many a blood,sweat, and many tears mostly from me. we reloaded the operating systems, and will you look at that, NO BOOT SCREEN! on the cute condescending message Microsoft gives you, Basically telling you, that girl you have really done it this time! the Parser was not created on line 30? and what does this mean? well I don't have 286.00 USD an hour for some 14 year old kid to tell me that I really need to go back and using my See and Say? I would just like some good Ole fashioned Keen Bean help,P,C word usage>(IT Specialists) better words,Computer Geek to the maximus! god in heaven please send me someone who can tell me how to get back my regular Windows XP professional Boot Screen.most appreciated,Viveca M.(if you're happy and you know it clap your hands!) Sparks. P,S sorry for all the chatter!:) Peace,Love and Hair Grease!:)

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Re:I lost my boot screen, and I can't get it back! HELP!!!!
by kman0394 / May 1, 2004 2:55 PM PDT

Ya u do chatter alot....hummm well...i dunno...wats a boot screen in the first place...plzzz explain and make it more spacious to understand ur text and not lose interest half way through...

Thx and hope u get a better answer!!!

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Re:I lost my boot screen, and I can't get it back! HELP!!!!
by Papa Echo / May 1, 2004 8:16 PM PDT

Boot screen ? What is that ? Do you mean boot menu ? Or perhaps Screen Saver ? ..and.. what exactly is your problem --i.e. what are you trying to do but can't ?

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Re:Re:I lost my boot screen, and I can't get it back! HELP!!!!
by bobstokes / May 2, 2004 12:42 PM PDT

It seems as if you have thrown us a curveball.
We do not know exactly what you mean by "boot screen".
If you mean the desktop, there is a simple explanation.
You must re-enable your active desktop for it to work.
Just right click anywhere on the screen that doesn't have an icon and select "properties" at the bottom of the list.
In the properties dialog box, select the "desktop" tab at the top of the window.
click on the down arrow and find a picture that you would like to have as your desktop picture. Even if it is only a temporary one, cause you can change it in this manner at any time.
Tell it "OK", and an applet should pop up telling you that this is not possible unless your active desktop is enabled and do you want to enable it now.
tell it yes.
there you go, you now have your boot screen back.

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by Kees Bakker / May 1, 2004 9:45 PM PDT

- telling us what you did exactly after you decided to reload the operating system
- telling us in what phase of your intended operations (and, implicitely, from what program) you got that nice message about a Parser not being created
- explaining why, in your opinion, 'reloading the OS' is something else than 'really go back'
- as already remarked above, using standard terminology ('boot screen' might be 'boot menu' or 'logon screen' or 'desktop', to name a few)
- quoting the exact error message; I see 2 half ones (one from Microsoft about bootscreens and one about parsers)
- getting professional support (which isn't necessarily a 14 year old kid, but might be a respectable computer shop, for less then $100 an hour) for this 'professional OS'
- studying system restore when you have the machine back
- impressing your boyfriend with your other capabilities and qualities (you surely have a lot), not with messing up computers; if I get the picture right, he wouldn't expect it from you anyway.

Hope this helps.


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