Solved: Please i can't see some tabs when viewing desktop property

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Muideen

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Someone brought a Windows XP system to me, and when i right-clicked on desktop and tried viewing the properties, instead of seeing five tabs (Themes, Desktop, Screen Saver, Appearance, and settings), i only found three (Themes, Appearance, and settings), the other two tabs (Desktop, and Screen savers) are missing. Please can someone help me on how to fix this. It is extremely urgent
 
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You have a Virus or some Spyware. You would be best to ask an admin to move the post to the "security & hjt" forum.
 
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But you say that the desktop tab is missing
Try this fix
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Fix #128 right
Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs...desktoptab.reg

Then try this if needed
#16 Left
Active Desktop Enable or Disable
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs...ivedesktop.vbs

First use it to disable, restart computer and use it to enable.

To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.
 

Muideen

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Thank you a million times, i discovered there is vundo on the computer, and i have been battling tirelessly to get that fixed first, over the past week, and i am indeed glad i have finally been able to remove it, after using various spywares, and removing registry keys, processess, dlls, files, e.t.c.
:D
I have now got that sorted out, and i have visited
http://www.winhelponline.com/article...es-dialog.html and i downloaded the vb file, double-click it, and pronto, the tabs are restored.

Thanks so much(y)devil_himself, and others
 
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