no wallpapero on xp

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Lagrato

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I have dell 2200, and run win xp pro. problem is i cant get any graphics set for wallpaper. no pictures whatsoever.Ive gone to control pannel and gone through all the motions. Right clicked properties, tagged pictures for wall paper. all i can get are the colors from the pallet to change. The screen saver works perfectlly. The windows wallpaper wont work either. Ive tried to go back, reinstall xp, nothing helps. So any suggestions. stumped
 
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Take a look at this folder: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper. Might be something wrong with it? Might be empty? I copy photos I want to use as wallpaper to that folder, and they show up on the default dialog.
 

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Thanks to those that furnish this site, secondly i searched the database for "no wallpaper" and found a fix that cured my problems. It was furnished by a member of ASAP. Thanks for the post.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.
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