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My active desktop has been turned off as a result of Microsoft Windows XP Home experiencing an unexpected error.As a result, I cannot get computer wallpaper to display. Please help. Thanks.

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Restart the computer, and then go back into the display properties and select your wallpaper again.

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The issue that you experience might be problem of your power supply please change the location or check the power supply of computer. If you shut down your Windows XP-based computer, your computer may restart instead of shutting down. The computer may also restart unexpectedly while you are using the computer to perform certain tasks. An error message may appear on a blue screen when the computer restarts.

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Software issue or error
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