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Changing the desktop properties in windows xp home edition

I have a gateway pc. I installed windows xp home edition on my box about a year ago. All was working well. Now my screen backgound image shows a blue screen with icons instead of the sail boat on the lake under a partly clouded sky. I can't chage it in desktop properties.

Do you have any idea what is causing this?


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Re: changing the desktop properties in windows xp home...

It happen due to spyware that enable active desktop, there will be html wallpaper with fake links. if this the case try anti spyware to remove it even if u disable active desktop it will appier next time when you restart.
try CCleaner
or Spybot

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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