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#1 scouse6

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:56 AM

Win Xp
Sp3
Nod32
Zone Alarm
Super anti spyware

Normally I go to my docs/my folders/my pics/and my wallpaper fold. I right click the wallpaper I would like, right click and select
"Set as desktop background".This would then be set within seconds. easy peasy

Now I have to right click desktop/click properties/select desktop tab, browse to my folders/ my pics.
It will then change the wallpaper.Is their any way to get get it back to the way it was..???? :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:40 PM

Don't know about fixing XP. Sounds like you might have lost a registry setting. But if you use Irfanview as your graphics viewer under Options is Set as Wallpaper with Centered, Stretched, Tiled options.

Edited by MilesAhead, 04 December 2008 - 02:40 PM.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:58 PM

you can right click on the wallpaper that you want and choose preview ( if it is set to view with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, but usually it is.)

When it will opens with your desired wallpaper, right click in the middle of the wallpaper and choose 'Set as Desktop Background'

Then you should have your wallpaper done. It is easy but not as the one you said but it should help you.
I do not know how to fix it on XP if its a registry failure.

Edited by Deadly Elegance, 04 December 2008 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:55 PM

Don't know about fixing XP. Sounds like you might have lost a registry setting. But if you use Irfanview as your graphics viewer under Options is Set as Wallpaper with Centered, Stretched, Tiled options.


Thank you MilesAhead, downloaded Irfanview. That works

Edited by scouse6, 05 December 2008 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:57 PM

you can right click on the wallpaper that you want and choose preview ( if it is set to view with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, but usually it is.)

When it will opens with your desired wallpaper, right click in the middle of the wallpaper and choose 'Set as Desktop Background'

Then you should have your wallpaper done. It is easy but not as the one you said but it should help you.
I do not know how to fix it on XP if its a registry failure.


Thank you Deadly Elegance, tried that but no joy. How strange never had this problem before. If it is a registry problem, there is probably a fix somewhere..???

Edited by scouse6, 05 December 2008 - 01:04 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:31 PM

Thanks guys, sorted. Should have tried this first. Ran Superantisptware,which found a Trojan and deleted it.Now everything works fine.
many thanks.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 10:28 PM

Might want to post in the hijack this form, you could still have further infections.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:27 AM

Thanks scissorhands7,

I will do that.





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