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My desktop background is blank white and will not let me select a new background from the properties selection. That area is grey. I also ave tried to to select a photo and put that as my background but still nothing. I did a systems restore and still did not help and also went to control panlel and then dislpay still nothing is working. How do I do a full systems restore?

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  • jsaweygand Jul 03, 2008

    I have an e machines computer

  • jsaweygand Jul 04, 2008

    Yes I am logged in as the administrator. I have full access to my computer. I am able to delete things and navigate things.

  • jsaweygand Jul 07, 2008

    Still nothing. i tried to run a virus program and that did nothing for me.


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Please specify the operating system.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • Syed Rizvi Jul 04, 2008

    are you log into your computer as administrator or as guest.

    every time you see any selection is greyed out, it means you don't have access to it.

  • Syed Rizvi Jul 04, 2008

    Go back on display properties, click on customize desktop and then select web page and see if you have a check mark on LOCK DISPLAY ITEMS, if this box is checked UNCHECK IT. and click on OK. try changing the desk top after this.


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