Desktop background problem

  Pamplemousse 12:16 28 Jan 2006
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The background on my desktop has changed to white - for no apparent reason.

I have gone into the "display" area and "desktop" tab. The main pane on that page, under "background" is deactivated. Nothing can be clicked on.

Any thoughts on how I can rectify this?

  ened 13:17 28 Jan 2006

If you're using XP try a System Restore to a time when it was okay.

  Pamplemousse 16:43 28 Jan 2006

I have tried system restore. It didn't work. I should add that this problem is only on my Windows account. If I go in to my wife's or duaghter's accounts, there are no problems with this.

  Biotech 17:35 28 Jan 2006

Have you any background pics in Windows\web\wallpapers.

  Biotech 17:39 28 Jan 2006

Could try sfc /scannow in case you have a missing or damaged file.

  Biotech 17:41 28 Jan 2006

Or click the themes tab and see if you have a saved theme that can be reinstated.

  Pamplemousse 18:31 28 Jan 2006

Still no joy

  Biotech 20:32 28 Jan 2006

Have you tried banging F8 at boot up and selecting "last known good configuration"
or having a look at the display settings in safe mode, could try a system restore from safe mode.

  ened 13:11 31 Jan 2006

Clutching at straws here:

Try removing and re-installing/updating the driver for your graphics card.

  Skyver 13:15 31 Jan 2006

Get this (direct download link - Doug Knox XP Security Console click here) - look under Display options and enable all.

  Pamplemousse 14:08 31 Jan 2006

Thanks for all these suggestions peeps. Problem still hasn't been resolved I'm afraid.

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