Missing tabs in Display Properties

April 17, 2005 at 21:13:52
Specs: WinXP SP1, 3.6Ghz/512

Hi, I need help with my Display Properties. There are only 2 tabs left, I don't know where the rest went. Never seen this kind of issue before. I need help, please refer to the URL below for a copy of my display properties image.

Scanned with spybot
Scanned with ad-ware
Scanned with Anti-virus 2005

http://home.earthlink.net/~jw045/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/help.jpg

3.6Ghz Prescott 1MB cache @ 4.05Ghz
Asus P5AD2-E Deluxe i925XE
Kingston Hyper X 512MB
-DDR2 533Mhz Dual Mode
-CAS: 3-3-3-10
WD 36.7Gig Raptor 10,000 RPM
WD 250Gig SATA HD
Asus X300 128MB PCIe *yup gay*
PowMax 450watt PSU


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#1
April 17, 2005 at 21:15:52

Are you logging in to windows as a member of Administrators or Power Users groups?

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#2
April 17, 2005 at 21:16:35

Administrator

3.6Ghz Prescott 1MB cache @ 4.05Ghz
Asus P5AD2-E Deluxe i925XE
Kingston Hyper X 512MB
-DDR2 533Mhz Dual Mode
-CAS: 3-3-3-10
WD 36.7Gig Raptor 10,000 RPM
WD 250Gig SATA HD
Asus X300 128MB PCIe *yup gay*
PowMax 450watt PSU


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#3
April 17, 2005 at 21:23:12

if you have a video card make sure the right driver is installed. i have had problems with xp going back to older versions of drivers on its own and the options changed on me.

Please keep us updated so we know if we helped you or not.


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#4
April 17, 2005 at 21:25:31

I got everything installed correctly. It was working fine yesterday, but no idea where the tabs went. HELP ME!!


3.6Ghz Prescott 1MB cache @ 4.05Ghz
Asus P5AD2-E Deluxe i925XE
Kingston Hyper X 512MB
-DDR2 533Mhz Dual Mode
-CAS: 3-3-3-10
WD 36.7Gig Raptor 10,000 RPM
WD 250Gig SATA HD
Asus X300 128MB PCIe *yup gay*
PowMax 450watt PSU


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#5
April 17, 2005 at 21:32:11

I would reinstall graphics card drivers that it came with.


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#6
April 17, 2005 at 21:40:55

Navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

If there is a DWoRD Value such "NoDispScrSavPage" with a data value of 1 this will disable the screen saver tab. Change the value to 0 or delete it to
see the tab again.
i see that you have the screensaver tab but see if there is anything else that looks like it is for the other tabs

Please keep us updated so we know if we helped you or not.


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#7
April 17, 2005 at 21:44:38

aceisangeight
Thanks that fixed my problem. I know there's nothing wrong with my driver, I didn't bother reinstalling it. I am not a computer literal, I know that some spywares, disabled that just don't know how to bring them back. Thanks again aceisangeight and Thanks the rest that tried to help me <3

3.6Ghz Prescott 1MB cache @ 4.05Ghz
Asus P5AD2-E Deluxe i925XE
Kingston Hyper X 512MB
-DDR2 533Mhz Dual Mode
-CAS: 3-3-3-10
WD 36.7Gig Raptor 10,000 RPM
WD 250Gig SATA HD
Asus X300 128MB PCIe *yup gay*
PowMax 450watt PSU


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#8
April 19, 2005 at 19:05:12

YES I've had the same problem exactly
thank you very much guys u've helped me a lot
I also got a wierd background
and now after doing what u told I cannot edit/select any background pic, like its grayed
and the REGs was diff for me:

NoDispBackgroundPage
and
NoDispAppearancePage

I've put'em both to 0 and I can see all tabs but I cannot edit the pics and cant click'em
email me if u post a solution thnx


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#9
April 20, 2005 at 09:27:17

To be able to choose the desktop background again, simply remove the Wallpaper entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

That fixed it for me.


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#10
April 22, 2005 at 22:43:52

I was having the same problem and fixed it in the following manner:

"NoDispBackgroundPage
and
NoDispAppearancePage

I've put'em both to 0"

Also, in the policies section, there was a key called something like "Wallpaper" with a value of "c:/bm.bmp" or something like that. I deleted teh Wallpaper key and then I could change the background again.


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#11
April 24, 2005 at 04:14:07

YEAH! i had some weird virus that put all kinds of short-cuts on my desktop, i got rid of that (just look in the Add/Remove software) but i couldn't get my tabs to work, and there was this weird prog. called "WB.exe" in my C:\ so i deleted that, and then deleted these:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Everything in there except (default) (duh..)

Many thanks to all you here ^_^


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#12
April 25, 2005 at 13:04:31

I can see this being a problem to many people as it has had me pulling my hair out all day, i cant thank the ppl whove posted above enough, i do think it could of been explained better though...

resolving the fake blue screen desktop and missing tabs in the display properties window:

(all words do NOT include the 'quotes')

1) click 'start' then 'run'

2) type in 'regedit'

3) a scary looking thing loads, on the left there is a few folders named HKEY somethingorother, click HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then 'software', then 'microsoft', then 'windows' then 'currentversion', then click 'policies', and finally click 'system'

4) 5 icons should now have appeared on the right (see pic here: http://www.insomniafm.co.uk/upload/files/v2/./userfiles/DjSylva/regedit1.JPG)

5) double click the files NoDispBackgroundPage and NoDispAppearancePage and change their value from 1 to 0

6) delete the file wallpaper REG_SZ

7) close regedit


hopefully ive been helpful

once again thankyou very much everyone


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#13
April 29, 2005 at 18:03:52

I've been trying to fix a friend's very sick pc that (amongst many other problems) also had the fake blue screen desktop and now has missing display tabs. I tried Andy's fix but there is no system folder, and a search of the registry for NoDispBackgroundPage failed to find anything. Any ideas anyone?

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#14
May 9, 2005 at 07:09:05

this has smthg to do with a trojan or s---. some monkeyhead sent me the thing thru SouLSeeK .. :S

mail me if u know how to get rid of it.
(i already did spybot/adaware/regcleaner/the advice here/deleted exe-s everywhere/deleted the folder "ISRVS" under windows catalog/ .. i just think theres smthg else.


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#15
May 9, 2005 at 11:25:31


Hi there

This is a trojan or varient of the bube.d (aka w32.beavis)
It will drop loads of spyware on your system and as i know, currently there is only 1 program that can safely remove the trojan without messing up your explorer.exe file (which is what the trojan edits in the first place)


http://castlecops.com/postt106277.html

Go there and that will tell you everything you need to know about this trojan and how to remove and resolve it.

i_am_your_meat_cleaver@hotmail.co.uk is my msn

awishforwingsthatwork04 is my yahoo

Poisoned Aura is my aim

You can email me at courtney.sansbury@ntlworld.com

I have a wide knowledge of spyware, viruses and related security and internet problems and i am more than happy to help any innocent bystander!

=D


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#16
May 25, 2005 at 14:13:38

did as above & got my missing tabs back but still can't change background, after being hiot with virus & spyware I have an ad on my desktop that won't go away. any help?

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#17
May 26, 2005 at 12:21:26

I removed everything using a bunch of tools

REGEDIT
i went into the registry and removed all the funny looking items in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RUN. Then, using the info from this post, i went in and fixed my display.


SYSINTERNALS PROCESS MONITOR
I killed all of the strange programs running in memory. (i actually then went and renamed the file to killme-filename.exe for later deletion.


LAVASOFT ADAWARE
It removed a TON of spyware!!!!


SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY
This did too! I also enabled the tea-timer registry monitor


AVG ANTIVIRUS
Found around 10 viruses after i cleaned it up


HIJACK THIS
removed the browser hijack stuff that everything else didnt get.


WINDOWS UPDATE
my computer is now updated to the latest patch so this hopefully won't happen again.


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#18
May 30, 2005 at 18:20:35

This file download might help:

GO TO 285 ON RIGHT PANEL - RESTORE ALL DISPLAY TABS

Derek.W


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