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Solved: Wallpaper Image Problem

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by FallFromINFINITY, May 13, 2008.

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  1. FallFromINFINITY

    FallFromINFINITY Thread Starter

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    Ok, here's the issue:

    WINDOWS XP Pro SP2

    I've got this background up for a while and it becomes infected with a worm in which the AV, on autodetect, quarantines it, moving it to a different folder. For a while there were no problems, the background was fine. Then a few days later I got tired of looking at the background and decided to change it. So, I went to a new picture, right clicked on it and selected "Set as Desktop Background" and nothing changed, so I logged off and then on again. Still nothing. So I restarted the computer, and yet, no change. I right-clicked on the desktop and selected properties, going to the Desktop tag and found it looking like the attached image(Sorry, I don't have an online image-hosting account). The list of backgrounds is inactive, the "Browse" button is inactive, and even the "Position" drop down menu is inactive. None of them respond to anything. The only thing I can do is change the background color and use Active Desktop, which I have reluctantly been using.

    I've looked through the registry time and time again at both my account options and the current user options. This problem occurs in only my account, and with either admin, or limited access. There is no malware detected and no explorer problems. I cannot figure out what to do and would like a bit of help. Although the problem is not too relevant to function, it is annoying me to no end.
     

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  2. tacoman359

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    On this forum, I saw someone saying delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "Wallpaper"=SZ:C:\WINDOWS\desktop.html from the registry. Make sure you back up that key before doing it.

    You should probably also go to the Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs forum and create a new topic.
     
  3. FallFromINFINITY

    FallFromINFINITY Thread Starter

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    Thanks, that worked. Everything is working now. Thanks again.
     
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