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Control Panel Display

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Salty123, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. Salty123

    Salty123 Thread Starter

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    OK - I am starting my own "thread".

    I can not get a photo or anything other than a "color" to be my desktop wallpaper. When I am in the control panel - display - the only buttons that are active are the "browse" and "color" buttons. The "position" button does not work. I can't even get one of the Windows backgrounds to display.

    The photo I choose to use is there somewhere because it is visible briefly when I start mycomputer. Then it disappears and is replaced by a "color" only screen.

    This is a very recent problem. I'm guessing some settings are incorrect.

    Please help if you can.

    TY
    Salty123
     
  2. bonk

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    Does yours look like the one below
     

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  3. Salty123

    Salty123 Thread Starter

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    your pic is small, but yes, I think that is what mine looks like. Can you help??
     
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    Click on his thubnail pic, and a larger version will open/pop up.

    Ypu have to click on a selection in the left column before the "position" thingy will "light up".
     
  5. Salty123

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    Yes, I know. I do click on a selection in the left column - example, "azul" - but the "position" button does NOT open up. I click accept and okay, butonly the "color" screen remains. This is the problem (the very frustrating problem).

    Could there be a filter causing the problem or perhaps some settings are wrong ?????
     
  6. bonk

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    Try this


    Download and save Cleandesktop to your computer from this link: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/cleandesktop.exe and double click on the cleandesktop.exe

    It will automatically extract to c:\desktopclean where it needs to be to run and will automatically run the cleandesktop.vbs script

    If it doesn't open then go to c:\desktopclean and double click on the cleandesktop.vbs Do not run any other file from there please unless asked to

    If you have script blocking enabled you will get a warning about a malicious script wanting to run. Please allow this script to run. It is not malicious.

    If you get a message when you first run it "Can not find script file "blah blah blah" then don't worry just doubleclick the cleandesktop.vbs script again you sometimes get that message when a script blocker blocks the script

    It will then kill Explorer. You will lose your taskbar and desktop. It will repair the registry entries returning your normal desktop and context menu functions.

    It will restart Explorer.

    Once you have performed the big cleanup, each of the other Users on the System needs to be signed in to clean up their desktop and regain the right click.

    I have included another vbs to do this. It is named Other Profiles Regfix.vbs

    Have each User sign in and run Other Profiles Regfix.vbs
    Open C:\ (Go to Start>Run and type C: Press enter) and Open the c:\desktopclean folder. Double click on Other Profiles Regfix.vbs

    Explorer will be ended and that user's active desktop registry entries will be repaired. Explorer will be restarted.

    To restore the desktop to whatever picture you normally have right click on a blank part of desktop & select properties/desktop & select your prefered picture press apply & then ok to exit and then press F5

    You will need to do this step for every user account.
     
  7. Salty123

    Salty123 Thread Starter

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    Wow! ok! will give this a try, Bonk. This may take a while. I will let you know (eventually) how this works out.

    Thanks.
    Salty
     
  8. bonk

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    OK DoKee
     
  9. Salty123

    Salty123 Thread Starter

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    Hooray!!!!!!!!!!! Bonk, your solution worked. I think the downloaded program worked a bit differently than you explained - but IT WORKED!!! I can now have a photo of my beautiful Akita (who died just a few weeks ago) on my desktop to remind me of the wonderful times we had together. So, Thank you very much.

    By the way - "spykiller" - does this mean I had a virus on my PC????

    Also, I have another issue with the same computer. Should I start a new thread or can I continue with this one???

    If I have to start a new thread, please re-instruct me on how to do so. Also, I write to you from a 2nd PC because I can't seem to access this "Post/Reply" page on the sick PC. Can you instruct me how to access this page from the other PC??

    Letme know about the "thread" and thanks again for this solution.

    Salty123
     
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