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Can't change desktop background


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outlaw_dude

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Hi, I recently did an "overinstall" of windows XP using my restore disk because of several problems my PC was encountering including no taskbar, no sound coming from sound card, and other really annoying problems.

After I did the overinstall, all those things work fine, except that now I can't change my desktop background. It seems like my computer isn't keeping track of changes I make. Folder options don't stay as I set them after I close the window, icons won't stay arranged by size, even my font in AIM preferences reverts back to the default after I close the preference window. Every time I use norton recycle bin, it gives me an error when I close saying "Unable to update registry to save column order and width information." ;)

If anyone has any ideas, it would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

-Outlaw Dude :tazz:
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go! :tazz: I'm kool808 and I will be helping you today.

First I need you to read and install the files HERE.
Follow the recommended configurations,settings and updates for each applications.

RUN in the following order in Safe Mode:
1. Run Ad-Aware, after the scan right-click select all then NEXT
2. Run CWShredder, click Fix ->
3. Run Spybot S&D, after the scan select all red items then FIX SELECTED ITEMS
4. Run CleanUp at least twice

Even the best antispyware programs are only able to remove about 70% of infections. Also, the line between spyware and trojans is getting blurred. You can never be too careful with these, I recommend at least one online scan.

Now, REBOOT in Normal Mode and have an On-line scan at this sites: Trend Micro or Panda Scan.

REBOOT again.

Edited by kool808, 02 June 2005 - 09:00 AM.

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outlaw_dude

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Welp, that got rid of some stuff, but I still cant change the background , and folder options still revert to default settings when I close the window.

Any other ideas?

Thanks again!

-Outlaw Dude :tazz:
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You need to use a free diagnostic tool HijackThis(save it in C:\HJT) and post a log as a new topic in the HijackThis Forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.

Edited by kool808, 03 June 2005 - 12:00 AM.

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