Can't change wallpaper - XP - SP2



JayL
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
I am trying to change the wallpaper on an XP - SP2 machine. Used to work
fine until a younger family member downloaded who knows what. After
cleaning viruses, etc. my display module in control panel only shows tabs
for Settings and Screen Saver. I know there should be a Desktop tab to
change the wallpaper but its gone.
Any ideas?

TIA
-Jay

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
and
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

In the right-pane, delete the following values (if exists)

- NoDispBackgroundPage
- NoDispScrSavPage
- NoDispSettingsPage
- NoDispAppearancePage

Don't forget to check both of the above registry keys.

Follow-up with a thorough malware cleanup. Begin with the stand-alone
scanner from Trend Micro, named "Sysclean" package. Trend Micro's Sysclean
package (free), it's capable of eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc. Full
instructions at:

Trend Micro Sysclean package
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820

The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"JayL" <JayL@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:-fKdnTy_n9HQyhrfRVn-3w@comcast.com...
>I am trying to change the wallpaper on an XP - SP2 machine. Used to work
> fine until a younger family member downloaded who knows what. After
> cleaning viruses, etc. my display module in control panel only shows tabs
> for Settings and Screen Saver. I know there should be a Desktop tab to
> change the wallpaper but its gone.
> Any ideas?
>
> TIA
> -Jay
>

SMH
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
I, too, have the same problem with the Wallpaper Display. i performed the
below task and was able to view the Desktop tab in the Display. However,
when I bring up the Desktop Tab, I'm not able to change or browse the desktop
setting. The wallpaper is some virus "System Notification" message that I
can't get rid of. Is there another registry file that I should delete?

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
> and
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>
> In the right-pane, delete the following values (if exists)
>
> - NoDispBackgroundPage
> - NoDispScrSavPage
> - NoDispSettingsPage
> - NoDispAppearancePage
>
> Don't forget to check both of the above registry keys.
>
> Follow-up with a thorough malware cleanup. Begin with the stand-alone
> scanner from Trend Micro, named "Sysclean" package. Trend Micro's Sysclean
> package (free), it's capable of eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc. Full
> instructions at:
>
> Trend Micro Sysclean package
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
>
> The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "JayL" <JayL@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:-fKdnTy_n9HQyhrfRVn-3w@comcast.com...
> >I am trying to change the wallpaper on an XP - SP2 machine. Used to work
> > fine until a younger family member downloaded who knows what. After
> > cleaning viruses, etc. my display module in control panel only shows tabs
> > for Settings and Screen Saver. I know there should be a Desktop tab to
> > change the wallpaper but its gone.
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > TIA
> > -Jay
> >
>
>

JayL
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Thanks. Applied Ramesh's fix and it worked. I can see the tab but the
selections are greyed out.
Something similar to SMH's problem.

"SMH" <SMH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5945F6A5-D253-45D4-ACAD-ADE55654F23D@microsoft.com...
> I, too, have the same problem with the Wallpaper Display. i performed the
> below task and was able to view the Desktop tab in the Display. However,
> when I bring up the Desktop Tab, I'm not able to change or browse the
> desktop
> setting. The wallpaper is some virus "System Notification" message that I
> can't get rid of. Is there another registry file that I should delete?
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>> and
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>>
>> In the right-pane, delete the following values (if exists)
>>
>> - NoDispBackgroundPage
>> - NoDispScrSavPage
>> - NoDispSettingsPage
>> - NoDispAppearancePage
>>
>> Don't forget to check both of the above registry keys.
>>
>> Follow-up with a thorough malware cleanup. Begin with the stand-alone
>> scanner from Trend Micro, named "Sysclean" package. Trend Micro's
>> Sysclean
>> package (free), it's capable of eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc. Full
>> instructions at:
>>
>> Trend Micro Sysclean package
>> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
>>
>> The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
>> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "JayL" <JayL@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:-fKdnTy_n9HQyhrfRVn-3w@comcast.com...
>> >I am trying to change the wallpaper on an XP - SP2 machine. Used to work
>> > fine until a younger family member downloaded who knows what. After
>> > cleaning viruses, etc. my display module in control panel only shows
>> > tabs
>> > for Settings and Screen Saver. I know there should be a Desktop tab to
>> > change the wallpaper but its gone.
>> > Any ideas?
>> >
>> > TIA
>> > -Jay
>> >
>>
>>

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
"SMH" <SMH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5945F6A5-D253-45D4-ACAD-ADE55654F23D@microsoft.com...
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

>> "JayL" <JayL@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:-fKdnTy_n9HQyhrfRVn-3w@comcast.com...
>>
>> >
>> >I am trying to change the wallpaper on an XP - SP2 machine. Used to
>> >work
>> > fine until a younger family member downloaded who knows what.
>> > After
>> > cleaning viruses, etc. my display module in control panel only
>> > shows tabs
>> > for Settings and Screen Saver. I know there should be a Desktop
>> > tab to
>> > change the wallpaper but its gone.
>> > Any ideas?
>> >
>>
>> Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>> and
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>>
>> In the right-pane, delete the following values (if exists)
>>
>> - NoDispBackgroundPage
>> - NoDispScrSavPage
>> - NoDispSettingsPage
>> - NoDispAppearancePage
>>
>> Don't forget to check both of the above registry keys.
>>
>> Follow-up with a thorough malware cleanup. Begin with the stand-alone
>> scanner from Trend Micro, named "Sysclean" package. Trend Micro's
>> Sysclean
>> package (free), it's capable of eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc.
>> Full
>> instructions at:
>>
>> Trend Micro Sysclean package
>> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
>>
>> The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
>> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
>>
>
> I, too, have the same problem with the Wallpaper Display. i performed
> the
> below task and was able to view the Desktop tab in the Display.
> However,
> when I bring up the Desktop Tab, I'm not able to change or browse the
> desktop
> setting. The wallpaper is some virus "System Notification" message
> that I
> can't get rid of. Is there another registry file that I should
> delete?
>

Make a Registry Edit

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
or
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
to 0.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".

--
William

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
"JayL" <JayL@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>
> "SMH" <SMH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5945F6A5-D253-45D4-ACAD-ADE55654F23D@microsoft.com...
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>>>
>>> "JayL" <JayL@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> news:-fKdnTy_n9HQyhrfRVn-3w@comcast.com...
>>> >I am trying to change the wallpaper on an XP - SP2 machine. Used to
>>> >work
>>> > fine until a younger family member downloaded who knows what.
>>> > After
>>> > cleaning viruses, etc. my display module in control panel only
>>> > shows tabs
>>> > for Settings and Screen Saver. I know there should be a Desktop
>>> > tab to
>>> > change the wallpaper but its gone.
>>> > Any ideas?
>>> >
>>>
>>> Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:
>>>
>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>>> and
>>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>>>
>>> In the right-pane, delete the following values (if exists)
>>>
>>> - NoDispBackgroundPage
>>> - NoDispScrSavPage
>>> - NoDispSettingsPage
>>> - NoDispAppearancePage
>>>
>>> Don't forget to check both of the above registry keys.
>>>
>>> Follow-up with a thorough malware cleanup. Begin with the
>>> stand-alone
>>> scanner from Trend Micro, named "Sysclean" package. Trend Micro's
>>> Sysclean
>>> package (free), it's capable of eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc.
>>> Full
>>> instructions at:
>>>
>>> Trend Micro Sysclean package
>>> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
>>>
>>> The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
>>> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
>>>
>> I, too, have the same problem with the Wallpaper Display. i
>> performed the
>> below task and was able to view the Desktop tab in the Display.
>> However,
>> when I bring up the Desktop Tab, I'm not able to change or browse the
>> desktop
>> setting. The wallpaper is some virus "System Notification" message
>> that I
>> can't get rid of. Is there another registry file that I should
>> delete?
>
> Thanks. Applied Ramesh's fix and it worked. I can see the tab but
> the selections are greyed out.
> Something similar to SMH's problem.
>

Make a Registry Edit

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
or
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
to 0.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".

--
William

JayL
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
THANK YOU!

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
"JayL" <JayL@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> THANK YOU!
>


You're welcome.

--
William

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
Open Control Panel, double-click Display.
Click the Desktop tab, and choose "Customize Desktop".
Select the "Web" tab
Delete all the items except "My current Home page"
Uncheck "My current Home page"
Click OK, and now select (None) as your Desktop background
Click OK and close the dialog.

Then, remove the Wallpaper and WallpaperStyle policies.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"SMH" <SMH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5945F6A5-D253-45D4-ACAD-ADE55654F23D@microsoft.com...
> I, too, have the same problem with the Wallpaper Display. i performed the
> below task and was able to view the Desktop tab in the Display. However,
> when I bring up the Desktop Tab, I'm not able to change or browse the
> desktop
> setting. The wallpaper is some virus "System Notification" message that I
> can't get rid of. Is there another registry file that I should delete?
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>> and
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
>>
>> In the right-pane, delete the following values (if exists)
>>
>> - NoDispBackgroundPage
>> - NoDispScrSavPage
>> - NoDispSettingsPage
>> - NoDispAppearancePage
>>
>> Don't forget to check both of the above registry keys.
>>
>> Follow-up with a thorough malware cleanup. Begin with the stand-alone
>> scanner from Trend Micro, named "Sysclean" package. Trend Micro's
>> Sysclean
>> package (free), it's capable of eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc. Full
>> instructions at:
>>
>> Trend Micro Sysclean package
>> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
>>
>> The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
>> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "JayL" <JayL@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:-fKdnTy_n9HQyhrfRVn-3w@comcast.com...
>> >I am trying to change the wallpaper on an XP - SP2 machine. Used to work
>> > fine until a younger family member downloaded who knows what. After
>> > cleaning viruses, etc. my display module in control panel only shows
>> > tabs
>> > for Settings and Screen Saver. I know there should be a Desktop tab to
>> > change the wallpaper but its gone.
>> > Any ideas?
>> >
>> > TIA
>> > -Jay
>> >
>>
>>


Can't change wallpaper - XP - SP2