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i cant set anything as a desktop background


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#1 crowbird9

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:10 PM

but whenever i am shutting down or booting up the computer the foto i tried to set as a desktop back ground come up for a second and then dissappears...

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:19 PM

Right click on the desktop and select Properties > Desktop tab > Customise Desktop button > Web tab. If there is an entry there delete it and then click OK. Now you should be able to change the desktop background.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:32 PM

hey thanks for yer advice..but when i got to the desktop tab i pushed it and there is no web tab...only a general tab with nothing to delete...any ideas?

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:41 PM

When it is not working properly, what does the background look like? Is it the solid color that you can change in the background properties?

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:15 AM

hey thanks for yer advice..but when i got to the desktop tab i pushed it and there is no web tab...only a general tab with nothing to delete...any ideas?

When you go to the Desktop tab you have to click the "Customise Desktop" button, then select the Web tab.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:45 AM

sorry..that is what i meant....i pushed customize and all i got was a general tab...and that has desktop icons and desktop clean up...no web tab...
thanks for yer help anyhow..

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:48 AM

"When it is not working properly, what does the background look like? Is it the solid color that you can change in the background properties? "
just saw this and dont know how to quote properly yet....but yes...i can change the color of the background but no pics...i used to be able to but not now...

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:29 AM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Restore the Web Tab - Display Properties - #177 on the left.

Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:29 PM

ah gee...
well i did everything there and when i clicked on the icon both before i booted and after i rebooted...nothing happened except
i got this:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoActiveDesktopChanges"=hex:00,00,00,00
"NoActiveDesktop"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoDispBackgroundPage"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoDispScrSavPage"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoDispCPL"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"ClassicShell"=dword:00000000

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:25 PM

Go Start > Run and type: regedit. When that opens click on File > Import the find the webtabmissing.reg file that you downloaded and click it, then click the Open button and see if it merges it into the registry.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:33 PM

so it says that it registered...and when i went to customize desktop it wasnt there...so i restarted the computer andit is still not there...when i imported the file came up as webtabmissing.reg.txt
when tried it by taking out txt it wouldnt recognize it...
wow..who knew this would be so hard to fix?

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:33 PM

Have you had any virus troubles recently? This type of problem is often caused by viruses.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:44 PM

i did...but i downloaded spybot and got rid of them all...do you think i've lost it for good...or am i gonna have to bring the whole thing back to factory settings...and do you know how to do that with out the disk that the computer came with...
p.s. thank you for all yer help

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:49 PM

Hey crowbird,

I was having similar issues with a virus I've been trying to get rid of. My picture wouldn't display either.

Try going to the "Tools" tab in an internet explorer window. Go to "Internet Options" and open it. Click on the "Advanced" tab and look on the button that says "restore defaults" and press it.

I hope that works :].

Edited by jorge8907, 09 January 2009 - 10:50 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:00 AM

Try running this scan:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/
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