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Windows xp desktop is corrupted

The windows xp desktop cannot be restore to its previous settings. the screen is white

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Right click on the desktop click 'properties' click 'desktop' select your wallpaper click 'ok' Need more help? Let me know. Good Luck!

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Previous setting in the sense what previous settings back to the manufacturer's settings or u want the desktop icons on the computer and on the desktop,clarify that first,and if u want the icons on the computer and how long r u having the prob,first of all shut down the computer completeley and then disconnect all the cables and turn off the computer and then without the cable and the power press and hold down the power button for one minute and then turn on the computer with all the cables,still if it doesnt help go the safe mode with networking by pressing f8 key on the keyboard and select the safe mode with networking and if it works fine in safe mode then do the system restore by clicking on the start button >click on accessories > system tools>system restore,and restore the computer to an earlier date when the computer was working fine and it will come back to the normal screen and the computer will work fine.

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I hope the best way is to format and reinstall with the window xp cd

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Click "Start" in the lower-left corner of the Windows home screen, then click "Help and Support." Click "Undo changes to your computer with System Restore" beneath "Pick a task." The "Welcome to System Restore" screen will appear on the screen.
2

Click "Restore my computer to an earlier time," then click "Next."
3

Choose a previous time to restore your computer to by clicking one of the bold dates on the calendar that appears on the screen, then click "Next." Click "Next" again when a dialog box appears asking you to verify the restore point. Your computer will be restarted and restored to the previous point you indicated. If restoring that point does not work, repeat the process and restore the computer to a previous point.

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Click "Toshiba Upper/Lower Limit Repair Tool" in the Resources section, then click the name of that same highlighted title in the Resolution section of the document to download the file. Save the file to your Windows desktop. The file name will be "RmvFltrs.exe."
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Click "RmvFltrs.exe" on the Windows desktop if you are using Windows XP to run the installer program for the software; if you are using Windows Vista, right-click "RmvFltrs.exe," then click "Run as Administrator." Click "Allow" if User Account Control asks you if you want to allow an unidentified program to access your computer.
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Restart your Windows XP or Vista computer to finalize the software installation. Your CD/DVD drive should appear in My Computer.

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Press a key on your Toshiba Satellite laptop. This will wake the laptop up if it is sleeping.
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Press "Enter." If you have set up a password protected screensaver on your computer, a dialog box will pop up asking you to enter your password. Enter your password and press "Enter" again to access the laptop. Your screen will be blank prior to press "Enter" because you did not choose a screensaver.
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Press the "Fn" and "F5" keys at the same time.You may have hit these buttons previously, causing the built-in laptop screen to go blank because the computer thinks the video is being sent to an external monitor. If you press the "Fn" and "F5" buttons and the display does not appear on the screen, press the buttons again to make sure your laptop screen is set as the default monitor.

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Factory settings


if u have XP already installed then click start and right click on icons and select show on desktop,,,,else restart PC and keep tapping f8....you will see a black screen with safemode option try entering safe mode...if fails then u will need XP cd to repair windows

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Dell dimension wont boot up to windows..


System restore:
To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
  • Log on to Windows as an administrator.
  • Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
  • On the Welcome to System Restore page, click to select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option, and then click Next.
  • On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.
  • Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  • On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  • Log on to the computer as an Administrator. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.

If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer performs as expected, you are finished.
Use asystem utility tool like RegInOut to fix corrupt registry and windows files.

For Restoring in Windows 7:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/why-is-my-screen-black-when-i-start-windows-7

Hope it works for you.

Jan 04, 2012 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Whats the problem when computer boots, the loading progress bar og windows XP is displayed, but as soon as the computer goes into Windows XP, the screen turns black and stays black?


you coform the problem comes only when printer connected.
detach the printer cable from system and boot the system.
the problem still persist then reload the Win XP
re install the printer driver.
the problem will be solved

alexander

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How do i reset my hp computer back to the way i bought it?


factory settings could mean performing a system restore to a previous state of the OS. I'll try to explain how you can perform each one of these methods in the article below.
Restore Factory Settings - System Restore System Restore is the in-built tool of Windows XP and Windows Vista that allows you to roll back the registry to a previous state. Note that it only "restores" previous settings for the registry and Windows system files.
You can use system restore to get rid of spyware, but if system restore does not fix your problem, you'll have to resort to either a clean install of the OS or using your recovery CD/DVDs.
You can read my previous post on how to restore your computer using the System Restore feature. If system restore is disabled, you can read my post on how to enable system restore again.
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Restore Factory Settings - Recovery CD/DVDs Most computers come with either a recovery CD/DVD or a recovery partition that is hidden on the computer. This is true for most HP and Dell machines now these days.
If you have one of these, you can access the recovery from within Windows or during startup.
For HP, you can go to Start, All Programs, HP Tools, and then choose HP PC System Recovery.
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You can also press the F10 key multiple times during bootup to get access to the recovery console in case Windows is not loading properly.
On Dells, you can access the recovery partition by pressing Ctrl + F11 immediately after the machine is turned on.
Note that all of your data will be lost on the hard drive. Using a recovery CD is not the same as repairing XP. When you repair Windows XP, all of the system files are replaced with the original ones, but your data and applications remain intact.
Restore Factory Settings - Clean Install XP Your last and final option for restoring XP to factory settings is to perform a clean install. This requires having the CD/DVD for the OS. If you only have a hidden recovery partition, you will not be able to perform a clean install.
A clean install basically consists of booting from the original XP CD, deleting all partitions, recreating new partitions, and then installing Windows XP from CD.
It's a fairly straight-forward process and you can read this excellent tutorial for step by step instructions. Again, it's important to note that you will lose all your data in this process.

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I have a Dell dimensions XPS (blue desktop. I get a message that says Windows/System32/System/Config is missing or corrupt. The XP Pro disk is an OEM from Dell and does not allow me to use the R repair...


if u getting your desktop then pelase do the bellow steps:-
Click on bellow :-
1. my computer
2. C Drive
3. Windows
4. System 32
5. Restore
6. rstrui
please click on the check box of previous day when you were working without this error msg. and click next..... after your system auto reboot and load your previous setting.

regards
harry ....

Feb 08, 2010 | Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 PC Desktop

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Win xp log on failed


to avoid this problem you run in safe mode option to your system.to run in safe mode follow the step...
restart the system and then press on start F8 key from keyboard then choose safe mode option...
your windows has corrupted.
so you can also restore the system in previous date.....further detail on live chat

Apr 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I have a nforce 3 board, it starts with the windows didn't shut down correctly, you can try and start in safe or any other selection, it will start the xp page and go back to post and back to the select...


Hi,

You don't mention if you can get into Safe Mode or not....If not then likely you will need to do a reinstall of XP. If that is the case then you probably want to do a "Re-install in Place" so you don't lose all your settings and such.

If you can get into Safe Mode, then I would start with a re-install of the video driver, as they tend to be the most problematic if they have become corrupted for some reason.

In device manager, under Display adapters, highlight the adapter shown and delete it. Reboot your PC and windows "should" reinstall your video driver, or at-least the standard VGA driver that XP defaults to in such cases.

Another option to look at is within the Boot Menu, select "Last Known Good Configuration that worked"....and see if that will correct your problem.

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I want to reset my compaq desktop to factory setting


If you are using a Window vista there is an option to do that, on the maintenance option>back up and restore - you can restore it to the previous installment.

For windows XP, try to use system restore, restore it to the most previous date

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Video Decoder


if this has previously worked fine, then choices are: 1.) run "system restore" to an earlier date when you know it worked. 2.) re-install windows xp

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