screensaver frozen

Compaq / Prosario
Gary January 27, 2009 at 04:49:52
Specs: XP, 2/256
My pc boots up fine untill windows comes up, then my screensaver I use is the only thing on desktop and I cant do anything, no task bar no nothing but saver. Reboot is only thing left to do. Then same thing. Help!!

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January 27, 2009 at 05:08:00
CPU/Ram: 2/256
256MB of RAM could be rather low for your XP.
Best to have at least 512MB of RAM.

What you see on your Desktop is called the Wallpaper or Background, not Screensaver. Unless
it is moving. Then its called screensaver.

Taskbar and Icons missing:

Try this:
(Original Message, and Response Number 1 looks like a fix?)

Also try this:
(That one is a special Posting someone made of how he fixed it.)

Another fix is un-quarintene explorer in Spydoctor.

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January 27, 2009 at 06:58:05
Is it the screensaver or the background that you're seeing?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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January 27, 2009 at 11:51:50
Try this: Go to
Try #195 on the right and maybe #117 on the left.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.

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