Can someone please help me

March 3, 2010 at 17:52:41
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,
On my computer desktop theres a picture that says start download but you can still see my wallpaper behind it. I tried to get rid of it every way i could think of but its not working. What do I do?



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#1
March 3, 2010 at 17:56:05
Did your tries include these?

1. "Drag" it into the bin rather than using the right click option.

2. Create a new folder on the desktop and drag the file into it.
Then try deleting the "folder".

3. Go to Safe Mode (tap F8 while booting) and delete it there,
if necessary using 1. or 2 above.

4. Install a freebie program called "Move on Boot":
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
You then right click the file and invoke the "Delete file(s) on the next boot" option.

5. Create a Linux "Live CD", such as Puppy Linux, then boot with this (after setting CD to "boot first" in BIOS), so you can delete the file without Windows running. You will need to use the full path to the desktop - via "Documents
and Settings"... etc.

EDIT: Try to make your subject line more meaningful next time, such as
"Deleting a file". After all, everyone needs help around here.

some other bloke...


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#2
March 4, 2010 at 11:23:39
CKelley90, Here's something to check. Right click your Desktop, choose Properties, under the Desktop tab click the Customize Desktop button, under the Web tab make sure that ALL boxes are unchecked, click OK/Apply/OK.

Tufenuf


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#3
March 6, 2010 at 14:36:05
I feel sorry for the poor poster. Having asked for someone to help, it seems our ideas have wrecked the machine so badly that there is no longer even facility to get back here and say what happened.

some other bloke...


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#4
March 6, 2010 at 17:41:34
I thought you were better than that Derek. ;)

Skip


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#5
March 6, 2010 at 17:53:36
Can't win em all Skip. ;)

I guess I shouldn't have suggested finding the file on the HD,
then digging it off with a swiss army knife.

some other bloke...


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#6
March 6, 2010 at 22:08:22
mmm - an adze is usually more effective than a Swiss army knyfe...; been around longer...?

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