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loren2582

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I have windows XP

i had a background up, just your standard flower that comes installed, but all of a sudden my desktop turned blue and i can't change the picture at all. i can change it to another solid color, but i can't choose anything else.

I know how to do this normally (right click, properties, desktop, etc.), it's not that I don't know how to use my desktop control panel...but for some reason when i go into the are where you change the desktop picture, everything is greyed out except for a dropdown menu where you can change the color only.

any ideas?

sorry if this is in the wrong place.
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Hi Loren2582!

Please right click this LINK, choose SAVE LINK AS or SAVE TARGET AS, and save it somewhere on your computer where you will remember where it is located. Then find the file on your computer and double-click it to run it. Click YES to the warning: Are you sure you want to add the information in FILE LOCATION HERE\wallpaperenable.reg to the registry? Then reboot your computer and once it's rebooted, try to change the wallpaper.

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thanks for responding so quickly.

nope, it didn't work. I'm worried that it might be related to my Norton...I'm not sure about that, but when i did a google search the only thing that came up that was similar may have had something to do with Norton. Could it be adware or malware?
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Could be a security setting inside of Norton. Do you have Norton Internet Security installed or just the Antivirus part?

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as far as i can tell, just Norton AntiVirus.
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Go to the following link and download the zip file. Once downloaded, extract the files and then double-click each of them to run them, clicking YES to similar warning like you did for the last file i had you download.

http://www.freecompu...oads/fixreg.zip

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Edited by Fenor, 05 December 2006 - 06:25 PM.

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YAY! it worked! Thank you VERY much. It wasn't so much troublesome as annoying, but sometimes annoying is worse.

Thank you again!
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Glad I could help! :whistling:

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