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Missing wallpaper

Hello : My desktop wallpaper only shows up when I hit ( Ctrl-Alt-Del ). I am running Windows 2000 SP4. Active desktop has been disable, and wallpaper image is in Bitmap format. It was doing fine before I run Spybot . I know it has something to do with the registry key. Anybody has any idea on how to bring the wallpaper back ? Thanks in advance

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Please be complete in your posts other wise I may give the answer "set the wallpaper" in the control panel. You didn't reveal if you did or if there was a virus, adware, malware, trojan, hijack that was recently cleaned out.

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missing wallpaper

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Thanks for looking. As far as I know there wasn't any virus recently clean out. I was running a newer version of Spybot, and I remembered the computer prompt if i wanted allow change in the registry key. I pressed the allow button instead of denied. Have try the "set the wallpaper" many times. I think I need to reset the wallpaper's registry key but not sure how. Jim

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Spybot is now a trouble maker.

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It's teatimer has been giving so much trouble that I uninstall it when found.

Dump Spybot.

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Missing wallpaper

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Problem solved

Run : regedit > edit tab > find > type in wallpaper > enter
On the right window, look for wallpaper, change data from NONE to 0
go back to display properties > web tab > check box to show web content on active desktop . Done.
Thanks for trying


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Did you find what did that?

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That's not a setting you find often. My bet is some registry cleaner messed up.

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In reply to: Did you find what did that?

I believe is the current version of Spybot, they keep asking if you want to allow to change this or that. I used to run older version of Spybot and don't have any problems with that. I only have streched wallpaper, still don't have centered and tilted wallpaper


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Ask any moderator here

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And we no longer write much about Spybot but to ask for folk to uninstall it. Today its creating issues and slowing machines down. Yes, it used to be a fav.

I have ONE last Windows 2000 machine running. When I get a chance I'll export the registry around that key and post it for you. May be a day till I get to that machine. Hope its still alive.

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Finally got to that machine.

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Here's the reg file from that key.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"Shell Icon BPP"="16"

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