Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:30 PM
My computer (running XP HOME, SP3) got infected with a few viruses. I removed all the viruses and now I can't change my background. It is completely blue and when I right click "Properties" on the background and then go to Desktop I should be able to select a different background, but it is grayed out.
I have searched and found many hits for this problem and they say to try 2 things:
1) Remove registry entry "Wallpaper" from
That entry does not exist. The only thing in the System folder is Default with no value set.
2) Turn off active desktop. I think it is off. When I Right click on the Desktop and select “Properties”, then go to Desktop tab and select "Customize Desktop", a new window will open, and the only tab I see is the "General" tab, there is no "Web" tab.
I have already run the XP repair and installed SP2 and SP3. What am I missing?
Thanks for looking.