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jamally

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:whistling: ... this is my first post, and after browsing some of the topics, it appears i'll be spending
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some time on line here learning,,,,,,,,, any way - my question concerns a misstep in the registry that has
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faded out my controls in the control panel\display\appearance area.... and i can't seem to find a page that
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will give me the string data value for the registry key., so that i may try to correct my removal error.. now
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i was thinking, wouldn't this correct data string value be on my xp pro installation disc somewhere ? anyway,
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i request some ed-ja-ma-cated help in getting this thing straightened out...

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..... as you see, my misstep has disabled portions of this tool .....
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Hi jamally...

Run a System Restore to a date or time just before you tweaked the registry. That should set it straight.

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:whistling: .... yeah,, i had tried that, even tho i had to create a new restore point,, i even went into
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prompt and ran chkdsk/f ,, but neither had any results towards repair... compare these string values
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to yours,, i bet something ain't the same ... wazzup $$$

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even tho i had to create a new restore point

Did you create a new restore point and then restore to it?

You have a few keys present in the screenshots that are not in my registry, but that's understandable as my XP was recently reinstalled after installing a new HDD. That being said, the keys I do see appear normal, there are a few I don't recognize and will have to research them a little bit, but I dont think your problem is related to this portion of the registry.

Download and install HiJackThis. Run it and save a scan. Post the log it generates here for me...this will help me see what's running on the machine and from where.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:36:34 PM, on 12/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Snapfire\Corel Photo Downloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\SysShield Tools\Internet Eraser\cseraser.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\my name\My Documents\My Videos\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SysShield IE Popup Blocker - {9A23B8A4-C6C9-4A68-8FA6-5F905DC8FF80} - C:\Program Files\SysShield Tools\Internet Eraser\pkext.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AbsoluteShield - {EE9DD090-902D-4623-9360-FB7D8666202B} - C:\Program Files\SysShield Tools\Internet Eraser\AbsoluteBar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] "C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe" /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe" /startintray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioAudioCentral] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Corel Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Snapfire\Corel Photo Downloader.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows Registry Repair Pro] "C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\RegistryRepairPro.exe" 4
O4 - Startup: AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser.lnk = C:\Program Files\SysShield Tools\Internet Eraser\cseraser.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O12 - Plugin for .mp4: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin5.dll
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky...can_unicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.t...ivex/hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1163730756545
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1163730723598
O16 - DPF: {6E5A37BF-FD42-463A-877C-4EB7002E68AE} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.5) - http://housecall65.t...ivex/hcImpl.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{BA031788-B7C4-41A9-A5D3-B2295892A88B}: NameServer = 68.94.156.1 68.94.157.1
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WRNotifier - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WRLogonNTF.dll
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: lxcg_device - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\lxcgcoms.exe
O23 - Service: SmartLinkService (SLService) - - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\slserv.exe
O23 - Service: Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine (WebrootSpySweeperService) - Webroot Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
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In Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. In the right pane, is there a string named "Wallpaper.htm"?
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this is what is there ......

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Right click on Wallpaper and choose "Delete" ...Accept the deletion.

Reboot and see if the properties are better.
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... as per -- this has restored the settings,, was that a default restoration, or what ... ??

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Usually this happens when a wallpaper is selected from a location other than the folder where backgrounds are normally stored, then the image is deleted or moved. Remove the reference to this background from the registry and the system reverts to the default setting.

Glad you're back in business... :whistling:
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