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Changing wallpaper

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by alamal, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. alamal

    alamal Thread Starter

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    My friend is running Windows ME V. 4.9 w a PIII.

    I notice that the wallpaper is changing to sometimes 4 separate floating cloud figures instead of just one. In other words it seems to tile itself. Also, it seems to turn to a negative look also. Not only that the mouse freezes up so it can't be properly shut down.

    This sounds an awful lot like a virus to me. He doesn't have ANY virus protection at all.

    Do these symptoms sound familiar?

    Can anyone help out, please?

    Thanks so much and may God bless,
    Peter
     
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  3. NetEngineer

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    The "4 areas" of the clouds is because your wallpaper is tiled instead of "stretched". Right click on the desktop, go down to properties....select "stretched" instead of tiling for the wallpaper.

    As for the "negative" look on the wallpaper....your video resolution is not set high enough for the graphic that you are attmpting to display, which would also cause your system to lock up...YES...that's right...sudden mouse movements with improper video drivers and/or settings will cause Windows to lock up.

    Let's get the proper video driver installed...get you up to at least 800x600 resolution then we can see if any other problems exist...and ALWAYS...ALWAYS run some sort of virus protection.
     
  4. alamal

    alamal Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I'll run over, try it and report back.
    Hey folks, I reeeeally appreciate this!
    Peter
     
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