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Desktop picture changes when computer is shut down (XP)

By jimflint1
Aug 14, 2005
  1. For some reason, when I shut off my computer and turn it back on, the picture on my desktop changes. I have a program that shows religious buildings--and I like the program. It never used to assert itself and become the desktop photo until now. Right now, I want to use a particular photo of my son who will be away for two years, so it's particularly frustrating to find that photo replaced by something else (even though that something else are a series of photos I also like). How can I remove this series of photos from my desktop list without deleting them from the computer altogether? I may want to use them again sometime, and I no longer have the original disk they came from.

    Thanks,

    Shane
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    click start, then run, and type msconfig into the run box.

    When the window appears, click on the startup tab. This is a list of programmes that start when you start your computer. You can stop a programme from starting by unticking the check box. Once you`ve finished, click apply/ok.

    You will be prompted to restart your computer. After your computer has restarted, a dialogue box will appear telling you that you have used msconfig to make changes etc. Tick the box that says don`t run msconfig the next time you sart your computer.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. jimflint1

    jimflint1 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Thanks, Howard! I should've thought of that myself.

    Shane
     
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