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Thread: Cant change desktop background

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Cant change desktop background

    I just now got over a virus and deleted it but after that it doesnt allow me to change the desktop picture at all. The original picture shows up for a second on startup and then goes black. It also shows up just before log off too. Can anyone tell me how to solve this issue? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    RE: Cant change desktop background

    Have you tried to select no image, if it works then delete your picture in the background adn then try to add them one more time. I think that it might have got infected before.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Follow the below steps:
    1. First of all click Start - Run - type GPEDIT.MSC and press Enter
    2. After that try to expand to User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Control Panel - Display
    3. Now check on the right-side pane double-click the entry "Prevent Changing Wallpaper"
    4. After that check if the value is set to "Not Configured" or "Enable" then set it to "Disable".

    Also check the below link:

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    RE: Cant change desktop background

    Thanks but that didnt work. I have tried another method or regedit from Start and run but it gives me an error that is mentioned below:

    16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
    C:windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS ans Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'close' to terminate the application.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Um, I have this problem on my computer, and I try to follow this path:

    But when I open my policies folder there's only a folder named Explorer, and nothing named there any other way to fix this problem then? And do I have a bigger problem to concern myself with not having the System folder? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

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