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#1 pantherapardus4

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:56 PM

I changed my desktop background about 30 minutes ago. I was just trying out all the pictures before settling on the ones I actually wanted, because I couldn't preview them; I could only see the thumbnails.

When I chose the ones I actually wanted and hit "Save changes," it turned out that the changes were not saved after all. I have tried again and again, and it doesn't matter if I go through Personalization > Themes > Desktop Background or if I go straight from Control Panel > Desktop Background. Every time I "save changes," it doesn't save changes.

I had noticed the other day that a couple of my desktop shortcuts had disappeared. From time to time, my themes will change on their own, or my choices will "take over" the personalizations of the other user.

I'm running Sunbelt Vipre and Comodo Firewall using Windows 7 on a Compaq Presario w/ AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processors.

(btw, I just saw something that says Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface cannot start. I've never seen this before. Dunno if it has anything to do with anything.)

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:34 AM

There is an apparent issue with "zone alarm" firewall, I'm not sure if also affects Commodo http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?t=72799 As far as the changing theme I can't help. Sorry

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:25 AM

Run a "Repair" install http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-...ir-install.html

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:11 AM

Thanks for the replies & sorry for the late response; my partner can be a serious computer hog!

When my partner tried changing my desktop background, it worked fine. And I just re-added the shortcuts I was missing. But then he started having trouble with Wordpad freezing the whole computer.

I tried Restore to a couple days before, which worked for awhile. Now I've restored it to a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if that fixed it. I just noticed that a shortcut has disappeared again.

The instructions for the Repair Install say to use it only if System Restore and other easier options have not worked. Should I wait to see how troublesome this is, or just go ahead and do it?

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:25 AM

I would do the Repair Install since system restore isn't getting the job done.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

OK, many thanks!

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:06 PM

IMHO when more than one person can download or change things on a computer you will spend the rest of your life tiring to figure out what is going on with that computer. One administrator with control of everything only. A computer is like a wallet one person controls what goes in and what comes out. A repair and install will work if no one changes things after that.




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