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#1 svg3414

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:42 AM

I have this peculiar problem.

My desktop looks like this (image attached).

I am not able to remove the white band on the left side. I dont know how I got it in the first place.

Also I am not able to drag n drop anything to the desktop.

Please help

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#2 svg3414

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:29 AM

Anybody?

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:15 AM

I'm on Vista now, but the principles should be the same for XP Pro.

Try right-clicking on the desktop and selecting the Personalize option and going from there. Or in the Control Panel, select Personalization/Appearance (or is it Display in XP?). Have you tried changing your themes settings?

If you can't find any other solution, how about going back to a restore point from just before this happened? (Do you know what you were doing when the desktop changed?)

I don't know if Windows has any limit to the number of items you can put on the desktop, but since you have so many, that could be the problem.

Just some thoughts. I hope you can get some ideas from them.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:30 AM

Try right clicking on the white band (near the very top of it) and selecting "Close toolbar"

If that doesn't work, I'm wondering if your Desktop is being launched with some special command switches that cause this behavior. This could be caused by tweaking programs, by a virus, or by manipulating the registry/startup files.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:40 PM

Try right clicking on the white band (near the very top of it) and selecting "Close toolbar"

If that doesn't work, I'm wondering if your Desktop is being launched with some special command switches that cause this behavior. This could be caused by tweaking programs, by a virus, or by manipulating the registry/startup files.



Doesn't work.

I have scanned for viruses and malware, but nothing found.

What to do? :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:53 AM

A quick look at your desktop shows the file XV 32.exe. A google for this shows that it "may" be spyware.
What did you use to scan your system? The Avast that was already installed? If so, I'd suggest you get independent verification by performing one of these online scans:

http://safety.live.com
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

Have you used CCleaner? If so, have you used the registry cleaner portion? (it's not recommended here)
What other tweaking/cleaning programs do you have installed?
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:21 AM

A quick look at your desktop shows the file XV 32.exe. A google for this shows that it "may" be spyware.
What did you use to scan your system? The Avast that was already installed? If so, I'd suggest you get independent verification by performing one of these online scans:

http://safety.live.com
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

Have you used CCleaner? If so, have you used the registry cleaner portion? (it's not recommended here)
What other tweaking/cleaning programs do you have installed?


XVI32 is a HEX editor.

Yes I have used CCleaner, its registry cleaner portion as well.

I dont have any other such programs installed.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:52 AM

Try fiddling with:

Right click on clear Desktop > Properties > Desktop > Customize Desktop > Web
It just looks like some Active desktop problem to me.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:14 PM

Thanks splify! I have no knowledge about Active Desktop, so I'll bow out here! :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:24 AM

I have solved the problem by reinstalling windows




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