Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:13 AM
Problem: Under a User Login (administrative privileges), cannot right-click desktop properties to change desktop configuration. Cannot execute desk.cpl from control panel, or through run command nothing happens. All other cpls can be executed normally. Under Safe Mode, can open desk.cpl and access desktop properties.
Actions tried so far: Tried diagnostic boot using msconfig problem remained. Tried a repair installation of XP problem remained. Tried various tweaks from Kellys site to ensure that changing the desktop has not been disable. Ran XoftSpySe, Spybot S&D, Adaware SE, Grisoft AVG, Kaspersky Online scan, and RegCure; all to no avail. Uninstalled recent software installation. Made sure that I have the most recent drivers and bios updates available.
System seems stable otherwise. Can select and modify desktop photo using nView properties. Only option I am currently left with is to do a clean reinstall not a desirable path. Any thoughts are appreciated.