A friend suffered a powercut whilst surfing. At restart he was asked if he wanted to restore Active Desktop, he answered yes. Subsequent restarts look normal at first, but then the wallpaper changes to uniform blue instead of his chosen picture. On closing down, the uniform blue wall paper and the icons disappear and his picture wallpaper appears briefly until shut down. He is now unable to change the wallpaper and System Restore no longer works. Apart from this the computer works normally. I hope one of you helpful chaps can suggest a solution. You have always come up with the goods so far.