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stuck desktop background picture

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dru18h, Dec 11, 2003.

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  1. dru18h

    dru18h Thread Starter

    Dec 10, 2003
    I went to a website and downloaded a background picture to use on the desktop. Now I can not get rid of that picture. I can change the desktop to anything i want to but anytime I am starting up the computer and nothing is loaded yet that picture is the background. (Same goes for shutting down the computer) Then once windows loads all the way whatever desktop picture i have eventually loads and covers the other one. Any ideas would be great! Thanks
  2. Sid9678


    Nov 25, 2003
    Did you try deleting the picture completely of your hard drive?
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
    Go to display properties and disable Active Desktop and then change the background picture.
  4. bicycle bill

    bicycle bill Banned

    Jul 11, 2003
    I solved that problem once by just setting background to none and then put the background i wanted back.
  5. z13w1z


    May 9, 2003
    same thing happened for my wife. my daughter downloaded a kiddies background whilst on my wifes screen and every log on or log off there it was even though her main background pic was ok whilst she was on.
    I had to use the find command and delete all references to the pic then all was as it should be. If you know the name of the pic you could try this.
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