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Well I downloaded some thing that had a lot of viruses and stuff and my anti-virus caught it, but it was too late. So I scanned every part of my system with Ad-aware and my anti-virus and everything else. Then, I did a repair.

Okay, there is still one issue. I can't change my desktop, I couldn't before the repair nor after. I can't change it to a picture, but I can change it to a solid color. So what's the deal? Any :tazz: ?
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did you go through the entire spyware removal process? it sounds like there's still some residues[registry values, i think] left...
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Cleanred it all up and then did a repair, scanned again and they found nothing.
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Right click the desktop->properties->desktop tab->customize desktop button->web tab

If any of the items are checked, including the box at the bottom called Lock desktop items, UNcheck them. There should be nothing checked in that area.
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Right click the desktop->properties->desktop tab->customize desktop button->web tab

If any of the items are checked, including the box at the bottom called Lock desktop items, UNcheck them. There should be nothing checked in that area.


There wasn't. Also, when I first log on, I can see my old desktop, but once everything starts to load, it just goes back to that solid color... Oh also, I did another ad-aware scan, and everytime it gets to some point, I get the blue screen of death... Oh boy... Man, I don't want to reformate. :tazz:
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Howdy Comrade General...

Click Start, then Run, type regedit in the box, and click "Ok".

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then Software, then Microsoft, then Windows, then CurrentVersion, then Policies, and click on Explorer. In the right pane, list everything that appears.

Then click on ActiveDesktop (if listed) and list everything in the right pane.

Then click on System and list everything in the right pane.

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Howdy Comrade General...

Click Start, then Run, type regedit in the box, and click "Ok".

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then Software, then Microsoft, then Windows, then CurrentVersion, then Policies, and click on Explorer. In the right pane, list everything that appears.

Then click on ActiveDesktop (if listed) and list everything in the right pane.

Then click on System and list everything in the right pane.

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Oh well. I just did a reformate, everyone was freaked up anyways. Blue screen here and there... :tazz:
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That'll work...

Kind of an extreme measure to fix a problem that could have been resolved with a small registry tweak, though... :tazz:

As long as it's running and everyone's happy...that's cool! :)

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That'll work...

Kind of an extreme measure to fix a problem that could have been resolved with a small registry tweak, though... :tazz:

As long as it's running and everyone's happy...that's cool! :)

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Yah, but I was having virues/malware. Everytime I did a ad-aware scan and it'd get to a certain file, it'd crash. Same with others...
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