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#1 Lsama

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:14 AM

For the past several weeks, my desktop has been this sorta of plain blue-grey that I thought was just a default image from StyleXP, and I hadn't bothered to change it. But yesterday, I decided to do so, and after doing so, saw this:

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You can't quite see it in the screenshot, but there's a white outline around where the picture should be, at the very edge of the screen--just one pixel wide. Either way, that wasn't normal, so I start battling with my machine. I can right click on my desktop, and get this:

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As you can see, nothing is grayed out. I can click on Browse, I can pick any image I want, but every time I hit apply, all I see is a black screen, with the little icon in the upper left denoting an image file, IF it's set to STRETCH. Now, if I set the position to CENTER, it doesn't make the chosen image appear, but that little icon DOES go away. I can also set the background color to any color I want but, again, no actual image. I have tried rightclicking the image I want straight in the folder itself and hitting 'Set as Desktop Image', with the same result. I have also tried images from the web.

I started browsing the web, looking for help, and have done the following:

I have gone into my Display>Desktop>Customize Desktop>Web settings and made sure everything is checked off.
I have gone into my registry to check for the wallpaper file in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\System that I've read could be deleted to help with this issue. No dice there, either.

I've gone into another User Account in Windows XP, and the desktop works fine. I can switch things alright. So then I thought, "Well, I'll just make a new user account, switch over all of my info per the instructions on the Windows site and call it a day."

Wrong.

When I try to do that, I get a popup error telling the that a file can't be moved because it's not in the right place. I'd love to tell you what file it is, but the textname for the file is nothing but a bunch of little square shapes. I do know it's in the User Data folder, though!

So! If anyone can tell me how to fix EITHER problem, just so I can get a solution, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 07:28 PM

Have you tried plugging into another monitor, and or finding out about the monitor external adjustments ?

I don't understand what relevance the file you are moving to the new user account, if the new user account is OK than it probably is not the monitor, but if you can get there, why don't you start using it ?

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 07:41 PM

Hmm, never seen that before, but I can tell you this, I have XP Pro SP2 and i had my fair share of BS from StyleXP and I just got fed up with it and got rid of it, solved all my problems, and all my themes and log in screens I installed myself, with a little patch to allow the themes. My first suggestion is try uninstalling styleXP, see what you get then.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 08:10 PM

You may want to take a look at this file: desktop.htt located here:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

<!----
***** This file is automatically generated by Microsoft Windows *****
-------->
<HTML>
<BODY background="" style="border:none;" bgcolor=#585768 topmargin=0 leftmargin=0 rightmargin=0 bottommargin=0>

	<DIV  style="position:absolute; LEFT: 0; TOP: 0; WIDTH: 1920; HEIGHT: 1200;">
<IMG src="file:///C:/WINDOWS/web/wallpaper/Bliss.bmp" cache style="position: absolute; left:0; top:0; width: 100%; height: 100%;">
	</DIV>


<OBJECT
	classid="clsid:72267F6A-A6F9-11D0-BC94-00C04FB67863"
	id=ActiveDesktopMover
	STYLE="position:absolute; container:positioned; LEFT: 0;TOP: 0; WIDTH: 0; HEIGHT: 0;zIndex: 5"
>
<param name="Interval" value=500>
<param name="SizerID" value="ActiveDesktopMover">
<param name="Enabled" value="True">
<param name="TargetName" value="DeskMovr">
<param name="WindowOnly" value="False">
</OBJECT>

<OBJECT
	classid="clsid:72267F6A-A6F9-11D0-BC94-00C04FB67863"
	id=ActiveDesktopMoverW
	STYLE="position:absolute; container:positioned; LEFT: 0;TOP: 0; WIDTH: 0; HEIGHT: 0;zIndex 19"
>
<param name="Interval" value=500>
<param name="SizerID" value="ActiveDesktopMoverW">
<param name="Enabled" value="True">
<param name="TargetName" value="DeskMovrW">
<param name="WindowOnly" value="True">
</OBJECT>

&nbsp</BODY> </HTML>


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:44 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

Sorry, this has only a little meaning to me, but if it can generate an error report ?


I would keep this information you have in mind for further reference in the future it may turn out to be useful, but I think you should eliminate possible causes that are available, in the meantime , have you checked the capacitors yet ?

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