can't change wallpaper


G

Guest

I've read a ton of posts about this on a bunch of sites and I've tried every
fix I can find. No luck.

Until earlier this evening, I my win XP pro box was fine: running with a
windows classic skin and a JPG wallpaper. Then, when I was shutting down, it
hung up for a while, followed by a message that sysfader.exe was having
trouble exiting. I booted back up, went to the web to look up sysfader, and
noticed that my browser style was in XP colors rather than win classic. The
taskbar was also in XP format. Having found a suggestion that the sysfader
problem might be fixed by disabling the first four options under system
properties/advanced/visual effects, I did so. While I was working, my
wallpaper disappeared.

Nothing I've done since then has fixed this. Re-activating the features:
zip. Display properties/desktop is completely blank. Opening an image in
the media viewer and opting to save it as wallpaper: nada. Registry has
nothing preventing a wallpaper change. No viruses or malware detected now or
recently. I'm out of ideas.
 
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Ayush

Replied to [BobBob]s message :
Nothing I've done since then has fixed this. Re-activating the features:
zip. Display properties/desktop is completely blank. Opening an image in
the media viewer and opting to save it as wallpaper: nada. Registry has
nothing preventing a wallpaper change. No viruses or malware detected now or
recently. I'm out of ideas.

Try this :

Registry fix-Automated :
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/wallpaperenable.reg

And these from Start > Run :
regSvr32 /i shimGvw.dll
regSvr32 /i msHtml.dll
regSvr32 /i shell32.dll
 
G

Guest

I had already tried the first suggestion without luck. The second worked,
though. Thanks!!

Ayush" <"ayushmaan.j[aatt]gmail.com said:
Replied to [BobBob]s message :
Nothing I've done since then has fixed this. Re-activating the features:
zip. Display properties/desktop is completely blank. Opening an image in
the media viewer and opting to save it as wallpaper: nada. Registry has
nothing preventing a wallpaper change. No viruses or malware detected now or
recently. I'm out of ideas.

Try this :

Registry fix-Automated :
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/wallpaperenable.reg

And these from Start > Run :
regSvr32 /i shimGvw.dll
regSvr32 /i msHtml.dll
regSvr32 /i shell32.dll
 
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