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Old 03-05-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Desktop Background not working

right now my desktop background is black and i cant change it. if i right click on a pic to set as background, nothing happens, my background stays black

any ideas? im using Vista Home Pre

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Old 03-05-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Desktop Background not working

having a background will slow down your pc, so its best to leave it but anyway here

1. Run "Regedit".

2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\policies

3. If you see a folder (key) "ActiveDesktop" select it. If not, make a new key and label it "ActiveDesktop".

4. If you see "NoChangingWallPaper", double-click the DWORD value and set it to "0". Otherwise, you need to create a new DWORD value of "NoChangingWallPaper" and set it to "0".

5. Try changing your wallpaper. If this fix doesn't solve the problem, you may also need to make the above registry changes at location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies .
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Desktop Background not working

o and btw you have spam/virus on your pc as this is the only way I can think it will happen.

go do a virus/spam/hijacker scan
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