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Cannot Change background wallpaper Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Hoghelmet14, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. Hoghelmet14

    Hoghelmet14 Thread Starter

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    Several months ago... I got a virus or malware that messed up my computer... only STOPzilla fixed it... .and now I cannot change my background wallpaper.

    Since I am a huge NASCAR fan... I must have my drivers current car... not last years....

    Today I tried to change it again... and now all I can change is the background colors.... no themes work and I cannot set as background an image.... it says access denied... any help would be great.
     
  2. Hoghelmet14

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    sfc /scannow stops at 73 percent and errors out....

    Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
     
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    Yes ... and except the part about a third party.... nothing I tried... and I tried them all... worked.

    I have no idea if I have a third party product controlling my background... and I am not sure how or where to look
     
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    Maybe the registry fix found HERE can help?
     
  6. Hoghelmet14

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    Nope... but thanks.....

    I had tried that link before.... and did again to no avail...

    I really feel like something in the maleware that I had changed something somewhere.....
     
  7. Hoghelmet14

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    If I switch to a different profile, I can change my background....

    Looking here....

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

    not sure which path to use to repair my profile..... am I on the right track?

    I am looking at:

    Step2: If the System File Checker tool cannot repair a file.
     
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