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Windows desktop background all white after cold reboot and no sutdown

Windows desktop background all white after cold reboot and no sutdown

I had to cold reboot my Windows XP and now the desktop background is all white with a big ecalamation mark. When I click the 'Restore my Active Desktop' button, I get a script error.

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"Fix #2 did it for me:
Here’s FIX #1

Open an explorer window (open My Computer for example)

Tools

Folder Options

View

Uncheck Hide protected operating system files

Now do a search for desktop.htt…it should be on your C: normally

Delete any desktop.htt files you find (there could be more than one depending on how many user profiles are on the machine) They should be located in Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

Close all windows you have open

Now reboot your PC..Windows will recreate desktop.htt for you and it should work!
oops…I almost forgot….go ahead a place a check back in Hide protected operating system files

If the above doesn’t work, try FIX #2!

Go to Run, type regedit and hit enter
Go here HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components
Select the value DeskHtmlVersion
Select the Decimal radial button
Change the value of 272 to 0
Most of the time it might take a few seconds for your background to appear and other times…you might need to restart your computer."