Help! My background is gone.

By Uzi_Master
Apr 14, 2008
  1. Well, my computer had a huge spyware infestation. Then, we bought Norton, and it was all fixed. However, my background was gone, and we can't get it back. Please help! I uploaded a screenshot of my desktop and something I tried to get the background fixed. As you can see, there are a lot of files already on my computer, so I'm not too open to download more files.
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    what happens when you select a new background through display properties? and then apply it.
  3. Uzi_Master

    Uzi_Master TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can't

    The area where you can select backgrounds is faded out, and you can't select anything from it.
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    sounds like a spysherrif attack. I know you don't want to download any programs so not much I can really do for you. maybe somebody else has a way without using additional software.

    I have 2 suggestions on what it might be, but can't say for sure without seeing logs.

    1) Right click My computer and select manage
    2) click on the + next to services and applications
    3) click on services
    4) Select Standard View
    5) Scroll down a bit to themes service
    6) Doubble click themes service, under general make sure the startup type is
    automatic .
    7) Select start if the service is not started yet.
    8)If it is already started. select stop and select start again.

    Option 2 if the above doesn't work:
    Click On start>Run> type Regedit

    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    On the right side of the screen, look for an entry called "Wallpaper.htm". Delete it.
  5. Uzi_Master

    Uzi_Master TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you!

    Thanks a million! Blind Dragon, you're a life saver!
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908


    Which one of those worked
  7. Uzi_Master

    Uzi_Master TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The second one

    The second suggestion worked. Thanks again! =)
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