White screen instead of wallpaper

By momsgonelooney
Mar 1, 2008
  1. i'm working on my friends comp for her and i can't hook it to the net because it's at my place. first thing is i need to know how i can hook it to my internet for the time being? and y i can't change the backround on it? this white screen is driving me crazy. if any1 can help i would appreciate it. it's a compaq sr1300nx with windows xp home, 3000+ amd sempron processor, 256mb sdram, 60gb ultra dma hard drive.
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Desktop options

    Don't you know where to change your desktop ?
    You don't need the Internet for this.
    Right click the Desktop then Propertys and select Desktop for Windows background default wallpapers.
    You can add others (JPG or BMP) to My Document/My Pictures.
    I have one I custom made.

    Attached Files:

  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Changeing INet

    I got a new PC and connected it like the old one.
    But,You'll need a LAN connection and a Modem.
    It;s allowed by your ISP.
  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Good try, but the momsgonelooney asks about how to change the picture background. Oh and, the one you made is not custom anyway, it just resized.

    Pointless post. You should ask her what kind of package does her isp provided to.

    Ok momsgonelooney,

    Few questions...

    What package does your internet service providers gives you? Dial-up, broadband, Wireless or Satellite?

    And for the background, like zipperman said. but it dont HAVE to be default, you can use any pictures you downloaded or stored in your computer, by right click the picture file, and click "Set as background"
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Can I just add to zipperman's support

    Go to Control Panel
    Open Display
    (Note: doing it this way, will confirm that you get to Display settings, in case your "White" background is actually a web page)
    Click on Desktop tab
    Click on Customize Desktop... button
    Click on Web tab
    If there is anything listed, remove it
    Click on the "Color:" button arrow
    Change it to Dark Blue
    Select "None" for Wallpaper picture
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Partly you can

    My attachment and Windows Help will find this.This ? isn't necessary here.
    But That will confirm what you have to see and use.
    But Quote "momsgonelooney"
    "first thing is i need to know how i can hook it to my internet ."
    The same way you did on yours,but i think she doesn't have a ISP or it would be connected.
  7. momsgonelooney

    momsgonelooney TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    guys i'm not that stupied i tried all the convententinal ways of fixing her backround. she had a virus and now it will not allow her to change the backround. as for my ip i have verizon dsl. this comp. is aggravating me. every time i do something to it, it hangs and freezes up. any suggestions?
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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