missing tabs in desktop display properties

  kat18sgc 13:31 15 Mar 2004

when i right click on desktop and select properties i get a message saying this application failed to start because gdiplus.dll cannot be found.

this is a rundll32.exe message

when i click ok all i get in display properties is the theme selection no tabs for screensaver or anything else

everything works but its hard to change wallpaper or screensaver without these properties tabs

any suggestions welcome

win xp

VIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 (MSI G4Ti4200) Video Adapter
nVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 3D Accelerator

AIDA32 reports that windows plus! extention id disabled could this be the prob and if so how do i enable it

  anon1 13:58 15 Mar 2004

click start/run type sfc/scannow then hit enter. Have your windows xp disk ready you may need it if that does not work click here donload it but do the sfc bit first

  kat18sgc 14:15 15 Mar 2004

thanks anon 1

i couldnt get the sfc/scannow to work a flash of a small black screen appeared for a second then dissapeared but i d/loaded dll and extracted and that has stopped the rundll32 error

any suggestions as to the missing tabs ?

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