windows XP desktop changes to none

June 10, 2009 at 20:53:03
Specs: Windows XP
windows XP desktop changes to none.
Even though I set the desktop to what I want after reboot it changes to none & is blank.

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June 10, 2009 at 22:04:05
All the icons are missing from your Windows XP desktop?

Desktop icons missing or corrupted Explorer. Other fixes there as well.
Here's how to fix this issue:
1. CTRL-Alt-Del to bring up Task Manager.
2. Click File | New Task(run).
3. Type regedit in the Run box and click OK.
4. Browse to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
5. Under this key there will be subkeys named explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe. Delete the explorer and iexplorer keys entirely. They should not be listed under the Image File Execution.Options key.
6. Close the Registry Editor.
7. Restart the computer.
Assuming no other viruses / adware / spyware / malware are interfering, the Windows desktop should load fine now.
Demystifying the Windows Registry
Don't Fear the Registry

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June 10, 2009 at 22:24:03
Thanks anyway JohnW but I fixed the problem by activating
Windows XP.

All icons & task bar were there, just the desktop would revert to "None" all the time.

This was just after a windows install....


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