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Two Desktop Related Problems

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#1 uppy


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:37 AM

Hey, me again. I've been having two problems over the last couple of days, firstly is that my desktop wallpaper disappears "Active Desktop Recovery" appears in its place, this has happened every time I boot up. I follow the instructioons on screen to try and fix it but nothing. my second problem is that when my computer is logging off it opens a window which says "DWWIN.EXE failed to start because windows is closing down"
Some of the programs I have that start on start up have also stopped working correctly, can anyone offer me any suggestions on what may be wrong and how to fix these problems? they are an inconvieniance.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 TheTerrorist_75


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:11 AM

What type of computer? Custom built (What are the hardware specs)? Proprietary (HP/Compaq, Dell or etc.), what model?

For the DWWIN error

If you have the XP disk go to Start > Run and type sfc/ scannow (notice space between / & s) then press the <Enter> key. Have your XP CD ready.

For the Active Desktop error

Read the solutions;


Maybe corrupted profile.

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#3 uppy

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 01:05 PM

Its a Cybercom PC.

Thanks I'll try these solutions now.

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