Posted 28 September 2004 - 05:00 AM
I installed XP SP2, all seemed fine. I then thought I would use the Active Desktop facility to display my homepage. It failed. I finished up with a white strip down the left side containing three sections: Folder Tasks, Other Places and Details, from these I can access stored information. Icons remain on the desktop but I cannot add any more. The Internet Connection and Volume Control icons do not appear in the system tray.
If I right click on the desktop I do not get "Active Desktop" appearing in the menu (is it supposed to in XP?).
I thought of doing a system restore but my system says there are no restore points available, although SP1 said it made one before it started making any changes.
Any ideas on what I can do to get back to what it was like before I tried to use Active Desktop?
I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like his passengers