Change Desktop Background

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by denz, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. denz

    denz Guest

    This happened to me also. I installed a few programs that I guess Vista did
    not like, and in the process somewhere my ability to apply a picture file as
    a desktop image disappeared. I have uninstalled all the programs, but still
    have the problem. The computer mfg (Toshiba) tech support told me I would
    have the use the install disk that came with the laptop and install Vista
    again, wiping out everything I have on the computer. Kinda drastic just to
    recover the use of desktop images. But then I called a MS support line, and
    they told me the same thing!

    I tried the svc /scannow, and received the same msg as Mark. Installing
    Vista again will be my last resort measure, but for the problem, it seems
    like a rather drastic solution. I ain't giving up yet, though. If anything
    else comes up as a resolution, please post. Thanks.

    denz, Jan 17, 2008
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  2. denz

    CB Guest

    CB, Jan 18, 2008
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  3. denz

    Curt Guest

    Tried putting a regular picture from the web there?

    Find something you like, right click on it, and
    use set as background.

    Curious is all...
    Curt, Jan 18, 2008
  4. denz

    denz Guest

    Yes, I tried that also, but no worky. I'm still searching the net and other
    resources to see if someone has a fix.

    It's frustrating, but I've read that using pictures for desktop wallpaper
    wastes memory anyhow. (=:

    I know it has something to do with installing a program that Vista didn't
    like, or wasn't completely compatible with Vista. Most likely a graphics
    program, as I don't think any other program would tweak with the settings
    and get under Vista's radar. If I discover the cause and a cure, I'll be
    sure to post back.
    denz, Jan 18, 2008
  5. denz

    CB Guest

    Does anyone know who is posting to these forums using my initials (CB)?

    CB, Jan 18, 2008
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