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Why do I get Active desktop recovery on boot up :woot: I change either by clikcking on the do you want to activate etc, or right click and change via properties. But on the next boot the white screen is back :)
Any Ideas :tazz:
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These are steps which should clear the current error, you can start to check for improvement after running sfc /scannow before moving on to the next step, and so on, until you have completed all of them, if necessary

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm delete then reboot

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, after the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

If no change

Please go here to repair your operating system

Repair XP

If you are unable to run Repair XP

Alternate XP Repair Guide

Use the last one - Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates
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:tazz: Before I got your reply I had run a system restore,and the active desktop went and my desktop now loads. :woot: I run a create system restore twice a week,and have found it to be invaluable in the past. :)
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Thank You for letting me know
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