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DESKTOP EVERY TIME THAT I LOGOFF OR LET THE COMPUTER IDLE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME I LOSE MY DEKTOP BACKGROUND

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    what OS are you using, (Win XP, or Vista), Is this a desktop or laptop? How long has this been happening? when you restart does your background return?

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Right click your mouse then go to screensaver settings, then change your iddle times (ussually in minutes).

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Hp freezes after it sits for long time


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Normally your computer will turn on a screen saver or enter sleep mode after a certain period of idle time, to protect your monitor from suffering a "burn in" of an image that appears on the screen for extended periods of time. This also helps to save electricity during periods of inactivity. Vista owners report via Internet tech help forums a seemingly rampant "bug" that causes the machine to freeze after being left idle for long periods. No single factor seems to cause this, and instead requires troubleshooting and trial and error to find a fix that works.

Screen Saver Failure
When your computer freezes after a long idle period, it could be due to a malfunctioning screen saver. Turn your screen saver off, by clicking "Start" and then "Control Panel." Under "Appearance and Personalization," click "Personalization" and select "Screen Saver." Select "None" under the screensaver drop-down list and hit OK. Pay attention next time your computer goes idle for reappearance of the problem. b> Power Saving Options b> Windows Vista provides users a way to select how their computers behave after sitting idle for a certain amount of time. In many cases, the hard drive and monitor are instructed to enter sleep mode or even shut down after they've been idle for a specified time frame. To check or alter your settings, click the "Start" button and then "Control Panel." Under the System and Maintenance icon, click "Power Options." Under this tab you can change the amount of time before your system goes to sleep, and the actions it takes after reaching the idle time. Malware b> When mysterious things begin happening to your computer for no apparent reason, there's a good chance a malware program is behind it. Malware are nasty, hidden programs that download themselves onto your computer to cause havoc and even steal your personal information. These invaders monopolize your CPU, clog your RAM, and generally make using your computer unpleasantly slow and frustrating. Their presence can affect everything from program operation to operating system functionality. Always update and run malware protection software regularly to keep these pests out of your computer. b> Update Windows and BIOS b> Your computer's operating system and BIOS files are responsible for proper operation and functionality. Over time, these files can become outdated, requiring patches, fixes and other updates to correct compatibility and security problems in your computer. Microsoft provides regular updates for its Vista operating system to correct reported problems. The BIOS in your computer is programmed into the motherboard, so the board's manufacturer may have an update available for your version. In many cases, the brand that sells the computer may offer a link to the BIOS update, so check with Microsoft for any updates available. b> Too Many Processes b> Your computer will register as "idle" if you haven't used it, even if you have programs open on the screen. After a certain amount of time, the system will send the data you were working on to the RAM as the system settles into sleep mode. When trying to wake the system after this idle period, it may have a hard time resuming the programs that are open, causing a freeze. Close down any program you are not actively working in to save the CPU from unnecessary work, and lessen the load placed on the RAM when it's left idle. right mouse click in the bottom toolbar select task manager applications if you see something running that should not be running select end now you might even uninstall that specific program if its no longer needed also in the processes tab see whats ticking over in the background might be a virus or malware. Download and install at least one of these all free depending on your operating system http://download.cnet.com/avg-antivirus-free-2013/3000-2239_4-10320142.html avg free 2013 http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials/product-information malware protection http://100-downloads.com/download.php?p=615 windows xp microsoft security essentials http://100-downloads.com/download.php?p=614 windows 7 microsoft security essentials Hope this helps.

Dec 20, 2012 | HP Compaq d530 CMT PC Desktop

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Here's how to create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop


Instead of going to the start menu, choosing shutdown, then waiting for the computer to shut all the programs down, you can create a shortcut on the desktop to do it quickly. You can create a shutdown, restart, or a logoff icon on your desktop which will work a lot quicker than using the usual buttons in the start menu.
Here's how to create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop

1. Go to your blank desktop
2. Right click on a blank space and a menu will appear
3. Choose New from the menu
4. Then choose Shortcut
5. Where it says type the location of the item type in shutdown.exe -s
6. Then press next
7. Now enter a name for your icon. Mine is called SHUTDOWN NOW
8. Press next
9. The Shutdown shortcut will be on your desktop

Different combination you can type in when creating a shortcut to shutdown, restart, or logoff.


Shutdown.exe -s

Shutsdown your computer in 30 seconds and will close all programs and ask you to save all work.

shutdown.exe -r
Restarts your computer in 30 seconds.


shutdown.exe -l
This one will logoff your computer back to the welcome screen where you will need to login again.

shutdown.exe -s -t 1
Shutsdown your computer in one second. the -t 1 tells it how long to wait. (one second in this case) You can put -t 10 or even -t 1120.

shutdown.exe -s -t 15 -c "Goodbye you idiot"
This is my favorite code. It will shutdown in 15 seconds and have a message in the box saying "Goodbye you idiot"
The -c "bla bla bla" stands for a comment.

Notes:

* to stop the computer from shutting down type shutdown /a into the run box located in the start menu..
* -f will force everything to close immediately without asking to save anything.

on Jan 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to change dektop background


right click the desktop and click personalize or properties.

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After my computer is idle for a short period i lose my internet connection


Hi
It could be that your network card power management is set to switch off the network card after a set period. Its best disable the power management.
Click on the start button and look for control panel. Click on control panel and look for network connections. int there should be a local area connection right click on that and click on properties.
Look for the configure button and click on it. Next look for the power management tab and untick allow the computer to turn off this device.
That should do the trick.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983


Try a different mouse, that would prove where the problem lies. Looks to me like the mouse is failing.

Jul 16, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Why do I lose my desktop picture every time I shut down


scan it with a good antivirus program and try and set background again

May 23, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I am trying to SCAN a photo and save it to my SCREEN SAVER and at the same time enlarge it to fit the entire screen.


The photos in your computer can be used as screen savers (those files that pop up when you are idle).
1. Right click on your desktop and choose personalize.
2. Select Screen Saver
3. Select Photos
4. Click OK

All of the photos in your pictures folder will be your screen saver.

If what you want is this picture to be your background (the file that shows on your desktop all of the time)
1. Right click on your desktop
2. Select personalize
3. Select Desktop Background
4. Change the "Location" to Pictures from its setting of Windows Backgrounds
5. Select a picture
6.Click OK. It is automatically sized to your desktop.

Dec 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Vista Remote logoff problem


the computer most likely goes into screensaver and it is set to logout / lock the computer everytime the screensaver is opened.

right click on your desktop select personalize, look in the screensaver settings. Take the Check out from the box that says, On resume display login screen.

now the computer wont sign you out every time the screensaver comes on.

Jun 16, 2009 | Microsoft Remote Desktop (V3H011652)

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DESKTOP BACKGROUND


hiya

this is quite normal when u log off......or the screen saver kicks in as its set to require login when active

when u log in it will then load your user profile....


let me know if i fixya problem

Nov 11, 2008 | VIA ECS PM800-M2 PM800 P4FSB 800 Supports...

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Troubleshooting with the background


You can right click on your desktop, got to properties, then go to Desktop you can change it there.  If you have pictures on your computer you can right click on the picture and set as desktop background. Good luck!

Oct 21, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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