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Kwaun Se

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As you can see from the above picture my desktop background is frozen at the Active Desktop Recovery Screen. Also if you look at the small desktop properties menu, you can see I have the weird greyed out box and can't change my desktop. I tried the thing here that has a little registry thing but it didn't work. If this is important know that prior to the Active Desktop Recovery screen I had the error where you could only display a color on your desktop and the box was greyed out.

Someone please help me - I am retarded when it comes to this sort of computer stuff.
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This is crazy but when I installed the game Voyage Century Online the game pasted its own image on my desktop - apparently also killing off the error! I can now change the background and everything.
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OK, if it is not an infection try this below, and if it is something worse try the malware section here to have it seen to.

If screen is hijacked by a picture you cannot remove in the normal way
run command
press: winkey + r button
type: desk.cpl
press: enter
click tab: desktop
click: customize desktop
click tab: web
normally the problem that has hijacked your screen is in the 'web pages' window, highlight it and delete.
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