Active Desktop Disappears?!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by spider_darth, Apr 28, 2007.

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  1. spider_darth

    spider_darth Registered Member

    Why does my computer keep turning off my active desktop?

    This always occur after I have used some applications - surfing the net, listening to iTunes etc When I return back to my desktop, I see the following screen below 'Active Desktop Recovery'.

    Yet, I did not do any of the 4 things as mentioned below.

    So, I've to manually change my wallpaper back again everytime.

    Is there anyway to solve this problem?

    Please help!
  2. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Hi spider_darth,

    Consider it wise and in your best interest to alway's include the OS when asking for assistance. This post applies to which system, xp or vista (I can't tell)? For the matter's you speak of I would personally suggest posting an hjt log to eliminate any possibility of infection. Select one from the many participating site's on your left (bfc perhap's), then follow each site's posting guidelines.

    Note: Two file's come to mind that might help but are better recommended by an expert.

    Edit: Run first with Perman's comment below s_d. If you have some sort of screensaver, or active background .... theme installed, temporarily keep it disabled as those application's are sometime's known to cause problem's.

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2007
  3. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

    hi, folks: I am not an expert , therefore can not give you any advice. But I have encountered the same problem a year ago after installed a theme. I corrected that by uninstalled it, of course after few weeks's trials and errors. Good luck.
  4. spider_darth

    spider_darth Registered Member

    I'm running XP Home.

    And, I did not install any theme recently. All I did was changed my existing wallpaper.

    No screensaver.
  5. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Visit here, - register, then post your active desktop issue in the general pc section. I'm sure Derek or another capable soul there will have one of those specific files for you to run. There, should you be further requested you'll be able to freely upload your hjt log for analysis, unlike the standard forum rule's here. Whether or not it resolve's your problem I can't say, but is my best suggestion based on scant information.

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