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#1 tyroto411

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 05:57 PM

When I try to put a desktop picture on the desktop it will not show up. Also when I try to put up a desktop from my control panel it will not show up. What the heck happened?!?!?!?!? :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:21 PM

Use the method Control Panel/ Display/ Desktop Tab.
Then click on the Browse button if want to choose a picture that is saved to your HD. Open that file, click Okay.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:44 PM

I have tried that and it won't let me select anything.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:41 PM

In Control Panel/ Display/ Desktop tab, click on Customize Desktop, and then click on the Web tab. You will see that there are checkmarks next to "My Current Home Page" and probably "Lock Desktop Items".
Uncheck these. Click Apply and Okay when you've made your changes.

Is the computer virus/malware-free?

If the above fails, try the Micro$oft Method :
Options to Change Wallpaper May be Missing or Unavailable.

The above article modifies the Registry. It is a good idea to Back Up The Registry before making any changes to it.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:42 PM

I cannot tell for sure from your posts if you have any desktop picture up now. There are several causes for this problem -

1. you have been hit with adware or spyware that puts a blank desktop on your computer. It is really web content and not a background. To get rid of it so that you can see your desktop, move your mouse cursor to the very top of the screen, right-click and choose "properties" and then choose the "Desktop" tab and then press the "Customize Desktop" button. Then click the "Web" tab. You should only see a choice for "My Current Home Page." If there is other content in there that you do not recognize, highlight it and click Delete.

2. You have removed spyware and it has left behind a registry entry that will not allow you to change the desktop. In that case, see this.

If you do not feel comfortable working in the registry, please let someone more experienced do it. Before making registry changes, it's a good idea to back up your registry first. Read and understand how to back up and restore the Windows Registry from This Microsoft Web Page.

3. Someone has restricted your rights to change the desktop. If this is the case, contact your computer administrator. If it's your personal computer, ignore this.

4. You've got some malware on the system preventing the change. If that turns out to be the case, let us know you're still having problems and we'll tell you what to do next.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:19 PM

Thanks Herk you are a big help, it's all back to normal.




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