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  1. reaume

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    I have this active desktop recovery message on my cpu. I tried everything to remove it and come back to my normal page ...nothing works. I know I usualy should right clic go to properties .... but from there I dont have any desktop tap the only thing there is the settings. Same thing if I go to the display icon from control panel . need some help please
     
  2. draceplace

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    Please tell us what the message states or give us a screen shot. What Operating System are you running? It may need repaired.
     
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    I have windows xp , everything working find but I can t get my desktop back it says : active desktop recovery with the bar restore my desktop. when I push this one : an error has occurred in the script of this page ???
     
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    It appears this can be caused by many things including Power outages and spyware.

    If you Google -- an error has occurred in the script of this page "desktop recovery" -- you will find several threads addressing the issue.

    Since you don't have access to desktop properties (and I asume you did at one time) I would lean toward spyware that has altered your GPO (group policy objects). The version of XP (Home, Pro, media) will make a difference on the solution you use.
     
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    Normally when this happens it means that the entries telling windows to use active desktop or your jpg or bmp image of choice as wallpaper have been lost; the file exists just no direction to find it.
    Normally the first thing to do is right click desktop, choose properties, choose desktop , change the background to none and apply.
    Restart and change the background back to your wallpaper.

    But you say that the desktop tab is missing
    Try this fix
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    Fix #128 right
    Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/desktoptab.reg

    Then try this if needed
    #16 Left
    Active Desktop Enable or Disable
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/activedesktop.vbs

    First use it to disable, restart computer and use it to enable.

    To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

    To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
    click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

    NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.
     
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