Cannot change desktop background - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-24-2004, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1
Default Cannot change desktop background

When I go to display properties and click on the desktop tab, the window closes and I receive this error:

Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Then sometimes I get the same error but more detailed info:

AppName: rundll32.exe
AppVer: 5.1.2600.0
ModName: mshtml.dll
ModVer: 6.0.2800.1400
Offset: 0018044d

I've run Ad-Aware and Spybot to get rid of spyware, but it didn't help. I've scanned with both Norton and the online Trend Micro Scanner and that didn't help. I'm at my wit's end, I just have no clue why in the world this is happening. I can click on all the other tabs in display properties, but when I click on desktop it closes and I get this error. Does anyone have any idea what's wrong?
__________________

Amanda is offline  
Old 05-25-2004, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
ADZ
Master Techie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,231
Send a message via Yahoo to ADZ
Default

what version of windows do you have?

Try going to start -> run -> type 'sfc /scannow' hit enter. It will ask for windows CD, put it in your CD Rom drive.
__________________

ADZ is offline  
Old 05-25-2004, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 807
Default

Amanda, if you are using W2K or XP, there is an option where the administrator can disable that feature so that a user cannot change the desktop. So if you are using either of the two OSes, make sure you are logged in as the admin.
Lone Wolf is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.