Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Burlington, VT
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Background shows in preview not on desktop

    This has me stumped. Had a blue screen over the weekend on my laptop running XP SP3. It stopped displaying my background jpg. I've run sfc /scannow and let it repair, I've gone into the registry and fixed the Active Desktop keys, and yet whenever I choose a different background image in Desktop Properties (bmp or jpg) it will change it in the little monitor picture there, but not on the actual desktop.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator CLiNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    California & Arizona
    Posts
    6,121
    Thanks
    160
    Thanked 609 Times in 557 Posts
    Any details on the BSOD error?
    Event Viewer
    BlueScreenView

  3. #3
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Burlington, VT
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Error code 10000050, parameter1 f55bec00, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 bd67873c, parameter4 00000001.

    Lmimirr.dll is the top dll listed in bluescreenview. Now that I think about it, I was connected to the machine via LogMeIn that weekend. I'll try uninstalling that and see if it helps. Thanks for the memory prod Clint.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator jwitalka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    6,794
    Thanks
    117
    Thanked 799 Times in 720 Posts
    If you have a System Restore point prior to the incident, try that.

    Jerry

  5. #5
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Burlington, VT
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Well uninstalled LogMeIn, didn't fix it. Fooling around I got an image to show but not in an ideal way. If I go to Web tab under Desktop Items in Customize desktop and set that to any image, I get my desktop image to show (even though it's a different image). I then have a moveable window that shows the picture I chose under Web, which I can drag until it's almost off the screen.

    Jerry, nope, no system restore unfortunately. Had turned it off to reclaim some disk space before I got a new HD and forgot to turn it back on

  6. #6
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    460
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
    Web tab is probably not a good workaround I'm guessing. Have you tried any third party program that can set the background from any image (like FastStone Image viewer or any of dozens more) to see if that also fails to set?

  7. #7
    Super Moderator CLiNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    California & Arizona
    Posts
    6,121
    Thanks
    160
    Thanked 609 Times in 557 Posts
    Have you tried to set a background image from a program like Irfanview instead of the XP desktop interface?
    Try setting an image unrelated to that of Windows XP supplied background jpg or bmp.

  8. #8
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Burlington, VT
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Tried using Irfanview to set it, still the same problem.

  9. #9
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    4,748
    Thanks
    171
    Thanked 649 Times in 572 Posts
    Oops, sorry; I forgot this was an XP issue.

    (Win 7 info deleted.)

    Bruce
    Last edited by BruceR; 2012-02-15 at 19:36.

  10. #10
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    460
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

    The registry entry to check in XP to see if alternate background display is restricted.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •