having recently built my computer with the help of many IT Experts i have the following annoyance. As my pc is booting up, just before my desktop settles down, it displays my wallpaper picture perfect. Once my desktop has refreshed itself and placed all my shortcuts on, the image deteriorates slightly. I have 98 SE. Similarly on the desktop theme of travel at 1024x760 the image is again gritty and not totally smooth, however it is at 800x600. If I open a picture in photo express 2 and save it as my wallpaper it appears perfectly clear. I know it is only a little problem, but it really bugs me, especially as I want to get into digital photography when I buy a scanner at xmas. I have a 64mb geforce2 mx 400 graphics card, 1.3 athlon 512mb ddr ram, 40gb hard drive etc, etc. Also when i run a program called eye2eye (pictures of thge uk) these are also shown rather gritty, but again when seen at 800x600 they are a lot clearer. Oh I have a 17" monitor. Any help would be grateful. I have tried detonator 4 on someones advice and it did nothing.