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Active Desktop Will Not Display Web Page

Q: Active Desktop Will Not Display Web Page

I have been searching for answers on this for a few weeks now.

I am able to display an image from HD on desktop but when web pages are set they do not appear. It shows up in the Active Desktop settings and even update but do not display.

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Hi all,

At my workplace, we are currently encountering an issue on quite a few PC's. We have around 300 networked PC's, the majority of which (95%) are using XP. On around 25% of these XP machines, users are encountering the 'Active Desktop display', of which, I've found a workaround that brings the desktop backup, but this is not permanent, it soon reverts back to the Active Desktop.

Has anyone encountered this? Does anyone have a permanent solution?


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Hi, I'm running active desktop on windows XP pro, and I have a little question:

Is it possible to give a web page that I've assigned to be part of my desktop a transparent background, so that my default wallpaper will show through in any areas not filled by content from the web page?



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How does one drag-and-drop a web page to Windows XP Active Desktop?

I accidentally did it one day and was delighted with the results, but I can't repeat it and can't for the life of me find any mention online. The only way I can now accomplish the same result--displaying a web page in a window on my desktop, not just a link to a web page--is this sequence: Start | Control Panel | Display | Desktop | Customize Desktop... | Web | New.

When one adds an Active Channel via this "normal," Customize Desktop way, XP displays this box:


Add Item to Active Desktop(TM)
You have chosen to make this site available offline and add it to your Active Desktop interface. If this site needs a password, please choose Customize and enter it.
[ OK ]
[ Customize ]

I saw some sort of box when I drag-n-dropped the first time, and I'm pretty sure it was this same box.

I use Firefox almost all the time, so I believe I was using Firefox when the "happy accident" occurred, but I might have been using Internet Explorer. Also, I seem to recall dragging the body of the web page to the desktop but could be mistaken. For example, I might have drug a tab or the location bar. Dunno. When I attempt to drag-and-drop now, all I get is a shortcut to the page, not the actual page like I did the first time.

My system info:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Ve... Read more

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Hi there,

So a while back when i was running XP on this rig, i had a active desktop wallpaper setup that would display animated local radar images. Basically the same radar you would see if you put in your zipcode in the or radar section.

So now with Win 7, i cant get it to work for the life of me....and no, sorry, the wimpy sidebar gadgets just dont cut it.

Basically what it was, and am looking to accomplish, is have a live animated radar as my wallpaper / background.
Preferably not the whole screen, just alike a 12X8 square or something relative.

Picture attached of a mock setup of what im talking about.

Im pretty sure i originally was using this as my source for the animated wallpaper:
My favorite radar site

Any ideas all?

Thanks for reading

A:Animated Desktop Wallpaper? Active desktop radar images.

hmmm, bump

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hi guys basically when im browsing some sites they do not load properly on interet explorer or firefox. i have attached images of what i mean and also the services i am running on my pc as i have disabled some.
running xp sp2 home edition latest updates. Im on a local lan and using windows firewall. my flat mate does not suffer the same problems with same setup as me.
any services not on the jpg are not running, may have something to do with it maybe?

A:page page display error on internet explorer and firefox

It could be your firewall, and also in FireFox theres an option to block images from certain websites maybe you sometimes clicked on that by acciddent. You can go to settings and see if those sites are on the list.

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So, my brother is trading me his iTouch for my Zune, so I have to go install iTunes...which I hate...alot. It takes me a day to figure out how to get it installed (thanks to google, I managed to figure out I had to search and delete everything having to do with quicktime) But doing this would appear to have caused another problem...the Active Desktop Recovery and script error. I googled that again (Google is my life saver) and found the standard fix and did it. I unhid all folders and looked for desktop.htt in its supposed location and it wasn't there. I also use Google Chrome instead of IE8 if that means anything.

A:Active Desktop Recovery (desktop.htt not the problem)

Bump for help?

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I am sending a web page with sound and links to other web pages from the send page option in IE7 through Outlook 2010. The sound and web page links do not come across in Outlook. What do I need to change. This used to work in XP.

A:Help with active x send page IE7


Anyways, once you click "send page" in your browser, then your default mail application should pop up with the new message. The rest is up to your mail client. I've never used Outlook, so I can't help you there. With Thuderbird everything is automatic.

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When I turn my computer on i dont see anything on my monitor. I hear the computer booting but I dont even see the BIOS screen. I thought it might be the monitor but I connected it to another monitor and it still isn't working. i was thinking it might be the BIOS battery but I dont see anything on the screen at all, not even a cursor. Is it the video card??

P4 2.8GHZ 865PE
Asus P4P 800 delux
512 MB ram
Windows XP
ATI Radeon 9600XP 128MB (VGA)

A:No display active

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This ones has me baffled. I keep getting an active X promt stating that the page wont display properly. This Only happens on the Yahoo News page and NO where else. been going on for about a week now.

My security settings are where they need to be. Any Ideas?


A:Active X Warning on one page site only--why?

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Recently I tried to email a web page and after pasting into OE 7, a message came up
stating that security settings for this web pages' active X controls did not allow some things to be shown. How do you make a correction to allow here. Not that important, but
mostly curious ?? OS XP Home SP 3; OE 6; IE 7 ( Active-X Controls ).



A:IE 7 --- Email web page---Active X Controls

go to ur panel control/internet options/advanced
u will find it there u can modify whatever u want from there .

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Hi all,

I'm having an interesting issue. One of my users has been complaining about how when they type and hit 1, 2, or 3 the active window switches based on their display. Here is an example

Display 1 has Outlook, Display 2 has IE, Display 3 has Word. When I hit 1 my active window is Outlook, 2 my active window is IE, etc.

Anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this? Whats weird is the issue has been occurring for a while now and today it's not. I think it'll probably happen again and figured I'd give a shout out to see if anyone else had any info on the issue. Any info would be much appreciated.

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I have 3 monitors connected to an AMD HD5770 graphics card. Two monitors connect via HDMI, and the third through a Sapphire Active DisplayPort->DVI adaptor. Things have been working fine for years, but recently I started sleeping my computer when I am not using it during the day, as opposed to my previous habit of leaving it on all day and then shutting down at night, and a couple of days after starting this new habit, I received a 'Display Port Link Failure' message:

"The system has detected a link failure and cannot set the requested resolution and refresh rate on your DisplayPort display. Your display might not support the requested resolution or there may be an issue with the cable connecting the display to your computer"

Now, even upon resuming my normal habit of leaving the computer on and shutting down, the monitor will work sometimes but randomly stop other times.

How can I either fix the issues with sleep, which I would prefer since I want to save energy (a money issue rather than believing my actions make any difference to the environment), or if there is a problem somewhere, determine if it is the graphics card or the adaptor that needs replacing.?

A:Display Port Link Failure, Active Display Port->DVI

It could be the hardware is starting to give out. Not all problems are software related. Going to be hard to nail down if you don't have another cable. Could be the cable or the port.

Any way to test with a straight cable, not the adapter cable?

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Hello, Im new at this and hope someone can help
I recently starting receiving msgs. that a "page cannot be displayed" when going into secure sites such as:
Employment applications online / Talk Show specific pages / etc.
I also cannot get into Hotmail in MSN.
I did the following so far :
- Deleted files under Temp. Int. Section
- Turned off Norton Firewall
- Medium Security
- In Security SSL2 SSL3 is checked and
TLS1.0 isnt. Should it be?
Ive tried calling my internet services but they cant seem to help so I hope someone out there can.
I was able to access what I wanted on the library computer.
Thank you

A:Page Cannot Be Displayed Message / Active X Messages

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I update files within an organization web page, which is maintained by another member.

I just installed Windows 7 with Explorer 8 and can no longer save the file with it original format that includes jpg pictures. When updates are saved to my Desktop (or anywhere), the jpg links to the web page are broken and I get an “x” box instead of the picture, accompanied by the following message:
Some pictures have been blocked to help prevent the sender from identifying your computer. Open this item to view the pictures.
However, the pictures do not show up when the file is opened.
I have also received a slightly different message:
The help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this web page from running scripts or active X controls that could access your computer.

Previously, I was able to save the updated file from my Desktop back to the web side and maintain its original format.

How do I disable this protection/restriction? Can it be disable for only the organization’s web site?

Thanks for your guidance/assistance.

A:IE restricted web page from running scripts or Active X

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checked malware not it
]seems to be about dreamweaver and or schockwave player
the message comes up on most embedded web pages but not all ,so as to leave the page dead to animated gife etc then activated by hitting go on address bar
can this be a setting in tools under security?
dont think its a microsoft update or patch might be
lastly bulletin supposedly explaining the cure i think?? asked to drop multiple codes on pages using references not many could follow
thamks bewildered

A:click to activate active x controls on web page

It is due to a recent MS Update - KB912945 :-)

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Hi all,
running Active Directory with Microsoft Exchange 2003. We have three specific users in our company where the "Display Name" field randomly changes to another users name within the company. This causes email issues because the Global Address List uses "Display Name". So, users think they're sending an email to Joe Smith, when in reality, it's going to Jane Doe. Any ideas???

P.S. Have tried deleting the user account and re-creating it. Problem still exists.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

A:Solved: Active Directory Display Name

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Hello, My mother in law gave my wife her Sony Vaio laptop which she hardly used. I installed a Netgear router and the laptop seemed to function fine. My wife wants to do banking so went to the wells fargo site and got the message"Your current security settings prohibit running Active X on this page. As a result the page may not display correctly. After 4 days of trying to correct per instructions off varied web pages, nothing works. I changed the levels of security on internet options for the internet and trusted zone. Even had both on low, custom level, etc. Changed settings in the Registry following very carefully instructions. Went to the MSN update and got the same error mentioned above. Could not find a firewall and did not have any anti virus loaded on the laptop. There was AVG however, it was not functioning. If there is anyone who can help and use four letter words please, am not a computer expert, it would be appreciated. Also, sites like ebay, pogo, etc are working fine, just appears to be secure type sites.

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Screen goes dark, not pitch black like it's all the way off, just dark with a backlight glow to it.  Pressing keys will not bring it back, but whatever I was working on will be affected by keystrokes, so the computer still functions.  The display simply does not show until I restart.  (meaning, I can do things on the computer, but I can't see what's going on) My power and display settings are set to "never turn off" (yes, on everything) As an experiment, I set the computer and display to "sleep with I close the lid".  The next time the display went dark, I closed the lid, then reopened.  The screen was still dark, but pressing the spacebar DID recover the screen.  My programs were still waiting for me exactly where I left off typing. I have contacted technical support twice.  We have double checked the sleep and power settings.  We have updated the  BIOS.  We have updated the GPU drivers. Now they are telling me to completely recover Win10 (lose all data), because they don't know what to do. I doubt this will fix the problem, so I am looking for ideas.  I thought it might be a heating issue, but the temps look normal and I run the laptop on a hard surface to keep the vents open. New laptop under warranty.  Purchased July 31, 2016.  Problem existed from the beginning. anyone willing to help me tackle this issue before I chuck it back to HP as a lemon?  This should not ... Read more

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I've been charged with the task of locking down Internet access for our active directory users (win server 2003). I've managed to do this via group policy by making up a fake proxy server connection and then denying users the ability to change the settings.
This seem to have the desired affect for users who log onto the domain AND when working via terminal services, whilst maintaining their network connection.

What i'd now like to do is customise the page that appears when they try to connect. You know the one? 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage'
I want to modify it with our own logo and text.
Is this possible? If so, i'd be very grateful if you let me know how.

Many thanks guys

A:Customising 'Cannot display web page' page

May be some useful info here:'_message,_can_it_be_done?.html

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I no longer have my system restore, I get a blank white page. I also can't do windows update, I can't load the active x control, nor do I get the option on top to do so. Could someone PLEASE help, I don't want to have to reformat?

A:blank page for system restore, and can't load active x option to

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Where are the settings for active desktop? I need to turn mine off.

A:active desktop

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This is hopefully one of those easy, obvious answers....

What is Active Desktop and how do I use it. I've added things to my desktop, urls and stuff....but nothing ever happens. Since I've never used it, I'm not sure what's supposed to happen so I have no idea how to fix it.

When I try to add a url again, it always says it's already there, so I know that part is working. But can someone tell me if it's supposed to be there? I've gone into Active Desktop and clicked Show Web Content and nothing happens. I've gone to Microsoft's Active Desktop gallery and added stuff....but I never see anything.


A:Active Desktop

Howdy there bobbi...

See if this answers your question...;en-us;Q171437

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not sure if this is referred to as "active desktop" or not (please let me know!) but the problem im having is that I have this website stuck on my desktop and cant get it off! i've tried changing my desktop wallpaper but still it remains!

A:active desktop?

what os?

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HELP! I can't reactivate Active Desktop in Win2K - the option to "Enable Web Content on My Desktop" is greyed out within Folder Options.

Any ideas?!?

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Does anyone know how to get image maps to work under active desktop???

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Please help. I'm trying to set my Windows NT 4.0 to use the Active Desktop feature. But when I set my desktop properties to "View Active Desktop As Web Page" and hit "Apply" and then close the Display Properties box I do not see any changes. And when I re-open the Display Properties box I find that "View Active Desktop As Web Page" has been deselected. How can I make sure that the setting remains selected ?

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active desktop is like having a webpage for your desktop right? anyway. i just wanted to know if there was a way to turn off the warnings you would get from trying to open an exe from internet explorer.

the thing is, i thought it would be cool to have a webpage for my desktop and i wanted to make all my icons and shortcuts as text links instead right on my desktop.

i can do the html real easily and make it look cool. but if when i want to launch maybe microsoft word or photoshop from an html file (the active desktop) then i'd get the obvious security warning messages about "downloading exe's is dangerious, do you want to open or save?".

so i was wondering if there was a tag of sorts, i can use to disable that on a link by link basis, (or keep it only on that page) because i dont necessarily want to deactivate my default ie security settings or anythign like that which i think would be dumb.

so i was just wondering.

and in case your wondering "why". i once saw this cool desktop online with some neato text links for a menu instead of lame icons. and i thought it could be done in html and maybe using active desktop. however i wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be maybe like litestep or desktopx. but i woudl personally rather NOT use those programs just to get a kewl desktop. i wanted to keep it simple. so i was just wondering. let me know. thanks in advance.

A:active desktop

I've never tried it, but here is something that may help.,fid,8095,00.asp

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does active mac desktop installed in an vista business pc effects the speed. Can outlook configuration be effected by this active desktop?

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I don't know how but I've disabled Active Desktop in Win2K and can't reactivate it. I can't select the option to "Enable Web Content on My Desktop" as it's greyed out within Folder Options.

Any ideas?!?

A:Active Desktop

Have you gone to settings/display/web and checked the box?

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I am currently in Iraq on a government network. It seems that after our Power Outages upon returning back to work we have the "white screen" with the Restore Active Desktop option. When we click it, nothing happends. The only fix was to rename my profile, so the computer thinks it is the first time I am logging and it builds a new profile. Was wondering if there were any fixes to this or what we do besides shutting the computers off. They need to be on 24 x 7 so they canget the proper updates.

Any suggestions would be great.


A:Active Desktop

just wondering as to why a government network had a power outage on machines that are in use 24/7 lol...UPS anyone?
Surely mission critical + hard line stuff is on a backup supply...also as you are using Windows, if you read through the EULA, you can see it specifically warns against using MS Windows on a mission critical/Real Time environment.. :)

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For some reason, forum search doesn't work for me so I apologize if this has been asked before. Whenever I turn on my computer (or try to change display settings), Windows XP gives me the
"Internet Explorer cannot find the Active Desktop HTML file. This file is needed for your Active Desktop. To turn off Active Desktop, click Ok"

Of course, I then click ok and the message goes away only to reappear the next time.
I have XP on an hp with 1.25 gigs ram and AMD 64 processor.

Thanks for any help given!

A:Active Desktop

Try here:

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i need to take picture from documents file to screensaver how do i do that?

A:active desktop

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I had installed a Remote Access program on my computer. For some reason this program will not allow any wallpaper to be displayed. I tried removing the program but I am still unable to display any wallpaper on the desktop. Note you can see the wallpaper in the display properties. Any ideas?

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About a week ago windows told me that it had "detected spyware" so began installing antispyware software. After this had completed, and I was told that I needed to spend the $24 to buy the software to rid me of all the various nasties the internet supplies, i deleted the software and had developed the problem of not being able to see my wallpaper. Since looking round I've found that it's now down the active desktop being disbabled somewhere along the line, without my knowlegde. Having gone through the largly useless and time consuming "help" that is given on the microsoft help section, I've now discovered that, although i do have active desktop on me computer, i have no way of getting to it, turning it on, or even finding any trace of it. Can anyone help, as my desktop is now just blue with icons, and to be honest, it's a tad boring.
Thanks, me.

A:Active Desktop

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

What OS are you running?

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Was wondering if anyone knew the code to make something an active desktop. we want to be able to click a link on our website and automatically make our site their active desktop.

thanks for any direction...

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I inadvertently set an active desktop item instead of a desktop SHORTCUT. How can I delete the active desktop item?

A:Active Desktop

Click Start/Control Panel, and then double-click Display.
Click the Desktop tab.
Click Customize Desktop
Click the Web tab
Then remove the check next to the active item and click ok.

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How do I turn the active desktop OFF in WinXP Home?

A:Active Desktop

Here's what I could find on that ...;en-us;290247

seems like there should be more to it than that ... seems kinda limited huh?

I guess that a right click on the desktop makes it too easy.

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I have XP media edition and I was putting a jpg file on my desktop last week when it said something about active desktop. I was in a hurry so I clicked it and since then my desktop icons have dark blue labels, indicating that it is in active desktop mode, I guess.
I don't like it but I can't find any way to get out of it and get back to normal. There is nothing in the help files about it or online as far as I can see.
I even tried that program that reverts you to a previous day but that didn't work either.
Anybody know how to fix this. i'd really appreciate it.
Thanks Pam

A:Active Desktop

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just spent 4 hours with HP tech support. I just want the active desktop turned on, on my computer. WinXP Home. How hard can that be?????????????????????

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Spybots been finding something it calls " desktop" I tell it to fix it, its back the very next scan. Ad-Aware doesn't see it. I tried googling it but couldn't find any spyware named that through all the links related to the windows feature and how to disable it. (unlike when I had spysheriff on my PC, I found loads of webpages on getting ride of it)

Spywares been reappearing on my computer here and there for no particular reason, though usually not nearly this hard to get ride of. I just recently discovered all this time XP system restores been enabled. I'm afraid to disable it because what if a better restore is found somewhere among there. But I don't know how to use it or if any particular restore would be clean. I seriously need some help.

Scan saved at 12:15:21 AM, on 11/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
E:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
E:\syst... Read more

A:Spyware called "Desktop.Active Desktop" can't get ride of it.

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of fixes as soon as they are posted.

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Please download these additional files/programs. Do not run them unless instructed to do so.
Unless otherwise stated, they should be stored in same directory as the HiJackThis program.

smitRem.exe - extract it to it's own folder.

Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.


This webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix. Please save the following instructions in Notepad. I have customed my instructions on the assumption that you are using Notepad. It may lead to some confusion should you choose to do otherwise.

If there's anything that you don't understand, kindly ask your questions b... Read more

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hello all, im new to the forums here and thought that this would be a good resource for troubleshooting some of the problems i have been having. my computer has recently been invaded by a trojan horse but with the help of spyware s&d and adaware, i've been able to get rid of most of the problems. however, this message will periodically appear even though i am not browsing the internet:Current security setting prohibits running Active X control on this page.also recently, my computer has been locking up on me for no apparent reason. windows wont respond to ctrl alt del and the mouse wont even want to move for the most part. and just recently i reformatted this this.....hoping i dont have to go through that painful procedure again : / anyhoo...heres what hijack this had to say:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:34:22 AM, on 6/27/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Current Security Setting Prohibits Running Active X Control On This Page. Keeps Popping Up

Hello there, It is a good idea to print off these instructions - they will be needed later when internet access is not available. You may also like to save these instructions in word/notepad to the desktop where they can be easily found for the same reasons as above. It is important that you complete the following instructions in the correct order, and also that you don't miss anything out!Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.Put a check next to Run VundoFix as a task.You will receive a message saying vundofix will close and re-open in a minute or less. Click OKWhen VundoFix re-opens,Click Scan for Vundo button.Once the scan is complete,Right Click inside the listbox (white box) and click add more filesCopy&Paste the 2 entries below into the top 2 boxesC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nnnllig.dllC:\WINDOWS\system32\gillnnn.*Click Add Files and Click Close WindowClick the Remove Vundo button.You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YESOnce you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK.Turn your computer back on.Please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt and a new HiJackThis log.David

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Here is my situation:
One 500GB HDD. Windows Vista Ultimate. First partition is 100GB, with a HDD called "Operating System HDD". Second partition is called "Main HDD". The size of the Main HDD can vary depending on whether it is back to normal and going at about 400GB (all the way), or being shrunk down to what it is now, 303.40 GB leaving allocation space to the right of it.

What I want to find out is how to give most (if not all) space to the Operating System HDD, because a partitioned system like this just doesn't work for me right now.
So far I think I have learnt that the allocation space has to be at the right of the drive you want to extend, but right now it is to the right of the second partition instead. How would I go about extending the OS partition all (or nearly all) the way?

A:Extending the system/boot/page file/active/crash dump partition


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Can anyone help me with my problem please

A:c: Health (Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

Why yes I can!

If you want to communicate with others over the web it is important to understand that the other people cannot read your mind, so you want to carefully consider what your question is, clearly and concisely, and ask it with as much description and detail as you can. This way the observer can "see" what the problem is as well as you can!

Hope that helps!

PS: see that 101MB unallocated space in your screenshot? Leave that alone. Windows requires that space at the beginning and end of some drives to use for some advanced features, like dual booting and the creation of Dynamic Disks.

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Hello everyone,

I'm having a problem. I'm in a network in which Active Desktop is disabled through policies. Someone had a corrupt file on his PC which caused Explorer to shut down. I took care of that (removed it using command prompt), but the first time he opened it it also caused another problem.

All of the sudden, he got the "Restore Active Desktop" button instead of his background. When he clicks that button, an error message pops up.

See attachment.

The .htt file isn't at the specified location. I can't find it on my own PC either.

Side note: This has happened before when someone used IE to set a desktop background.

Any help would be appreciated.

Some specs:
OS: Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
Browser: IE7

A:Active Desktop/IE issue

*tumbleweed rolls by*

I could really use some help with this. Normally I'm capable of dealing with my IT-related problems, but I'm at a loss with this one.

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keep getting the active desktop recovery page everytime I start up. Below is a solution I think but I don't understand how to

1. Move to %systemroot%\Profiles\<your username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

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ok so...I have a few issues that apparently all lead back to active desktop...first off, every time I run an application such as word my computer tries to load microsoft frontpage which my computer doesn't even have...and this gets really annoying after awhile...also all of my icons on my desktop have a solid color behind the text which really doesn't look very good. so I went and tried to get something to make the color transparent and it said that I can't do that with active desktop I had about had it with active desktop because I don't even know what it does...I looked up methods to turn it off and the sources I found all told me to just right click my desktop and hit active desktop to uncheck problem...there isn't anything that says active desktop exactly what is going on and how can I fix it?

A:Active Desktop issues

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sometimes whenever i boot my laptop i get the following message displayed
Microsoft Windows has experienced an unexpected error. As a precaution, your Active Desktop has been turned off. To restore the Active Desktop, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Did your browser stop working, or did you restart your computer without shutting it down first? If so, click:

Did you recently change your background to a web page? If so:
1. Right-click the desktop and then click Properties.
2. On the Desktop tab, under Background, click the background you want.

Did you recently add a new item to your Active Desktop? If so:
1. Right-click the desktop and then click Properties.
2. On the Desktop tab, click Customize Desktop.
3. On the Web tab, under Web pages, clear the check box for the item that was added last.

Do you want to turn off your Active Desktop? If so:
1. Right-click the desktop and select Properties.
2. On the Desktop tab, click Customize Desktop.
3. On the Web tab, under Web pages, click to clear all the check boxes.
Question is when i get this (what's the reason)and how could i get rid of this? please answer me.......

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i think thats what its called, where i can put a animated pic as wallpaper and it animating how do i enable it? i have not been able to since XP

A:how do i activate active desktop?

Do you mean an animated wallpaper running on the desktop? If so, there is three alternatives (only one of which is theoretically applicable to XP, heared, but not tried)
1. If it is Win 7 ultimate, you me have Dreamscene as an windows update, its free.
2. You may get Stardock deskscape (a paid software), that also does it.
3. Use vlc media player and follow the tutorial : Have a Video Wallpaper as Desktop Background

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When i turned my computer on it comes up white screen says active desktop recovery, has bar to click to restore but doesn't work when you click it. I have a Dell Inspiron Notebook. I ran HijackThis and here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:44:38 PM, on 10/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Advanced Registry Doctor\RegManServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
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I am running win xp on a compaq 7588 box with 256 mb of memory. pii processor550 Iam getting an error message when I try to change something about the display. have tried to fix the problem I get the message active desktop cant locate html file.
How can I turn off active desktop in win xp?
Ihave have tried all the online fixes nothing seens to help.

A:proble with active desktop

This may fix your problem

Right click on your desktop and choose properties, click the "desktop" tab and then click the "Customise desktop" button.

Select the "Web" tab and take the tick out of all the check boxes in the list (theres only "My Current Homepage" on mine)

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I was not happy that Microsoft removed Active Desktop which had been one of my favorites since Windows 95 with the release of Vista. I know it is considered a security risk, but I don't care. I want IE embedded in my desktop again! I had so much fun writing JavaScript to fun things with my desktop like make an animated Desktop by dynamically modifying the HTML. Also, embedding Flash content was cool too. In XP I embedded RuneScape into my desktop and was playing it. Shockingly, this got better performance on the game than running it in any of the browsers did . Anyway, is there anyway I can get this feature into Windows 7 x64? I really miss it.

A:Active Desktop in Windows 7

does this thread answer your question?

how do i activate active desktop?

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I Know this is silly but... I have just re-formated my hard drive and reinstalled all my normal programmes etc. I have now noticed that although everything else is working fine, I can not get active desktop to work. I get no active desktop from right clicking, or from display options. I am using windows xp home. I have done this operation before and never had this problem. The only thing I can think of is that it may be something to do with SP2.

A:active desktop problem

As far as I know there isn't an option for Active Desktop in Windows XP. Ok it's there in XP but it isn't called Active Desktop, please see below. Microsoft Windows XP users Open the Control Panel. Open Display Properties. Click the Desktop tab. Click the Customize Desktop button. Click the Web tab in the Desktop Items window. If you wish to enable the Active Desktop, check "My Current Home Page". Add your current home page into your desktop or click New to add another web page and/or other Active Desktop features. To update the content, click the Synchronize button.If you wish to disable Active Desktop, make sure all checkboxes in this window are un-checked

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I am having a problem with active desktop. I have Windows XP SP2 installed on my machine and have an active desktop link to a flash file on the web. Everytime I start my computer, start the flash file or the flash file ends, I get a "Internet Explorer cannont download - Unspecified Error" error. Do you guys have any advice on how to resolve this issue? Any way to suppress IE7 error messages? Any additional suggestions PLEASE? Thanks.

A:Active Desktop w/ IE 7 Error

Which version of XP SP2?

start > run
Delete the contents of the long, skinny white box.
type: eventvwr.exe
click "ok"
Maximize the screen
On the left, left click on Internet Explorer
On the right, look for errors
Provide the:
event ID
description / details

Repeat for system and application.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8060 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464858 MB, Free - 413918 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite P500, Not Applicable , 2A098461W
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I'm very interested in using an active webcam from a national park as my desktop background. I already use pictures from one, but of course their static and show only the pic from when I placed it on my desktop. Ideally, I,d like them to show the current picture as the day goes by. If this isn't possible is there a way to make it update from time to time, or something? I'm open to any suggestions! This is my first post after being a longtime lurker- Nice to meet you all! I'm running Win 7 with ie9. THANKS!

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I've a problem enabling active desktop on my newly installed WinXP SP1a. It's my home PC so I'm login as the admin.
Under properties>> desktop>> customize desktop>> I don't have the "web" tab. All there is a single "general" tab.

There's another that's driving me nuts!!
Each time I navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop and set MenuShowDelay=150. However, without fail, each time I bootup the MenuShowDelay ALWAYS reverts back to 0. It's freaking annoying to see all the menu flicker open expecially when scrolling through programs in the startmenu and bookmarks.

Did I accidentally remove a service or didn't install something?

Could anybody help me please?
Thank you in advance

A:WinXP & Active Desktop

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SmitFraudFix v2.414

Scan done at 19:06:29.54, Sun 05/03/2009
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

???????????????????????? Process

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Verdiem\Edison\edsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Boomerang Software\Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention\IDPSSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive 7\MacDriveService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
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A:Restore my active desktop

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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Please help!! Something was added to my desktop and I cannot remove it (it comes up everytime I start my computer). I have downloaded "Hijack This" and saved a log file. Please let me know where to post it.



A:Something Added To My Active Desktop...

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Hey Guys...

Is there an active desktop for windows 7...

Something like a weather one or summit?

Example... if its raining, then the screen is all wet etc, and vise verca for the sun...

Something like HTC Sense on the HTC HD2???????????

Please Help

A:Windows 7 Active Desktop

Well officially, Active Desktop has been replaced with Gadgets since Vista. To activate them, right click on the desktop and choose Gadgets. Just drag them out of the Window to your screen. You can download more from here: Windows Live Gallery

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XP Pro.
Decided to install a favorite web page of mine as an ADI.
While doing so, one of the options given to me by XP was to "Share" or "Split" the ADI with my Desktop icons. (I passed over it too quickly.)

Now I would actually like to try this option. Problem is, I can't find it again!
(XP F1 Help is no help.)

Anyone know where to find it?


A:Active Desktop Items (ADI)

Have you tried checking the display properties > web maybe there's some options in there.

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I followed the standard procedure to put put an active web page on my desktop. i.e Display properties ----> Desktop ------> Customise Destop------> Web ------> Browse -----> select web page ----->Open ----->OK-----> Ok ------> Apply ----->Ok.
This results in the web page being displayed but of fixed size (about 5cm by 5cm ) . The usual window buttons maximise ,minimise and exit are missing.
Thus I am stuck with a small rather inadequate web page.
I have run microsoft anti- spyware , avg antivirus ,cw shredder etc but to no avail.
Any suggestions please ?

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Win 2000.
This is weird:
As I was typing this:
I cannot open items in the control panel.
I cannot open 'My Computer'.
I cannot open Internet explorer from the shortcut or the Start Menu.
But - since I have MSN messenger - I can get on line from there - and I'm using IE as I type - but only because I got to Google through MSN & then saved my Google homepage as a shortcut to the desktop.
I pretty much can't open anything on the desktop - not even the folders that are on there.
I went back to the desktop to quote the exact error messages I was getting -and now I can get into everything . . .
This is worrying - as I didn't really do anything to fix anything - except - I WAS able to change the background on the desktop to 'None' by using the following command: control desk.cpl which allowed me to get to my display properties.
Relieved [perhaps temporarily?]
. . . but baffled
Does any of this ring a bell?
I'd appreciate help.
Also - if this sounds viral . . . I don't have anti-virus and I'd appreciate advice about which one to get.
And - firewall???
I hope this is one of those 'stupid questions' that are easy to answer!!


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hi all, ever since installing ie7 i started getting an active desktop recovery error (big white screen) and when I click repair, i get a scripting error but found a workaround by just clicking around the display properties, desktop items, web (nothing is checked there) and them clicking ok.

i rolled back the machine to IE6 and while i occasionally get the active desktop error, but with ie6 installed, you can just click recover and all is well.

is ie7 ready for prime time?

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XP PRO Problem : Boots up to white desktop, then i have option to "RESTORE MY ACTIVE DESKTOP" Also when i click on start-all programs all i get is a grey area. I have tried restore but it does not work, any ideas ?

A:Restore my active desktop

Hi rayx,

Might give this a try. Right click a bare spot on your desktop & click on properties. Have a look at the settings under the various tabs & see if the settings are as you want them.

Hope this helps a bit.



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I have a strange issue whereby if I leave my desktop for a long period of time, say an hour or more, then when I return the desktop is frozen. I usually am able to wiggle the mouse after a few tries, but often times thats all that responds. Other times a wait of up to 5 minutes will be sufficient for the desktop to become responsive again. Now for the strange part...... the computer is is on a LAN and all of the other networked computers can access all of the shared drives on the PC without a hiccup while its desktop is frozen as they normally would.

I've considered it might be some type of power saving glitch, but the fact that other PC's get to the drives steers me away from that. I have tried the {shift x 5} trick, but it works only sometimes, most times not.

I only noticed this behavior after I installed the graphics card listed.
EVGA 01G-P3-N945-LR GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Card

Any ideas?

A:Desktop Frozen but Active

Bad drivers, incompatible card, some other crazy error.

Have you reinstalled drivers?


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Hi everyone I'm new here and I need some serious help.. When I boot up, My dektop pic appears then after 3 seconds or so it dissapears and I get a white screen with active desktop recovery. I have scanned my system with AVG free edition ativirus but it tells me everything is fine, I've even used multiple spyware scanners and they all tell me the same thing. I also get a pop up screen telling me that my security settings won't allow me to run active x on this page, also my display button has magically vanished and when I hit my security settings button it locks me out and tells me to contact my adminastrator which I have tried multiple times but it kicks me out. And this is my own personal with all that said what gives??

A:active desktop revovery

Hello try this
right click desktop and choose properties

web tab
and uncheck any boxes there and press ok

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When ever I enable active desktop my wallpaper and all the active desktop items dissapear and all I see on the desktop is black, if I turn it off, the wallpaper is back, it used to work. help??? I have winxp pro.

A:Active Desktop Problem

See if this site can help you

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Whenever I start my computer Active Desktop crashes and shuts down giving that stupid warning background with the button to start it again. When I used winME I noticed this only happened when the computer crashed, But now on XP Pro Sp2 It does it no matter when or how I shut down the computer last. Is there any way to fix this little problem because its annoying the hell outta me.

Windows XP Professional SP2 (With EVERYTHING up to date... programs games and anything in between)
1024MB Ram
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (Currently at 2800+ levels and running fine)
ATI Radeon 9600 PRO
Asus A7n8x-E(192) Deluxe Mobo

Just ask if you need any more info and thanks in advance

A:Active Desktop F***ing hates me! please help...

You may get very little help with a post title like that, it's simply not appreciated by many.

Have you run the system file checker? Start - Run - "sfc /scannow"

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This is a new issue with my Dell Dimension 2400. I have tried the steps it offers, but cannot fix it. I have a "Script error" pop up but don't know what it means. It says problem in Line 65, Char: 1, Error:Object doesn't support this action; Code: 0 and gives a URL. Then it asks, "Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?" I have answered both yes and now at different "tries" but nothing changes. What should I do?

A:Active Desktop Recovery

Does it happen specifically with any particular program? (I'm not sure if you mean "Active Desktop Recovery" is a program or a service)

Try booting in safe mode to see if it's a non-critical service giving you the problem. (Reboot, press F8 on startup, and select "Safe Mode")

Also, take a look into your event viewer. (Start > Run > eventvwr.msc > Enter) See if you can locate this error in there and paste back your findings.

I'm not sure where you'd have to look to find this error in the event viewer, so maybe someone with more experience than me can point you in a more exact direction.

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I keep receiving this error when I attemp to restore my active desktop in the Active Desktop Recovery page. This is my husbands computer and I have no idea what sequnce of events led up to this, but there were several. Can someone help me fix this?

A:Active Desktop Recovery

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I recently tried to install a virtual desktop program and it didnt work right so i uninstalled it. Ever since then every so often i get a problem mostly when i start my pc. The background on my pc says active desktop recovery. And list the things i can do to restore my active desktop. I never set my desktop to a web page or nothing like that. This is what it says when i click on restore active desktop?

AN error has occured in the script on this page

Error:object doesn,t support this action
Url: File:///C:/Documents%29and%settings/Cory/Application%20Data/

Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?

and nothing happens whether i choose yes or no (for the scripts question)

Thanks Rob

A:Active Desktop Recovery

hello RobbyJK,

do you have a (Windows Xp software instalation cd/dvd )?

if you do follow these steps

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files of the (os) operating system and replaces then if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version


#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & /)
now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while this scan functions ) , if it does then incert the cd into one of your cd/rom/player's , your pc will then reconnize it and continue , you will then have to minimize the splash screen for the cd to see the scan , when the scan is finished you will need to close the cd and all open windows , then remove the cd

you will then need to do a ( Disk Cleanup ) , then empty the caches & temp files thru the (Internet Options) , then do a defrag

then reboot , (reboot / restart your pc )

then do a defrag again after the reboot

i then seggust you follow this link

follow all the instructions

then get with us


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I could not enable Active Desktop on my computer according to the steps in Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
How to Enable or Disable the Active Desktop (Q190228)

The button selections mentioned does not exist. I have noticed other computer with same configurations that do have the options to switch to Active Desktop.

Is there something I need to set? Or more softwares I need to download? Please advise.

A:Can't enable Active Desktop

Hiya and welcome

What version of Windows are you running, and is this a networked PC?

Have a look at this as well:;EN-US;q216840;EN-US;q192400



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I have set up my Win2000 wallpaper with an intranet bulletin page, giving system information, and have been trying to auto refresh, but cannot find how to do this. There is a schedule setup that seems to allow you to refresh every day, but I was looking to do it every 5 mins or so. Any ideas?

A:Active desktop refresh

In case anyone is interested, this is the solution. You need to enter this in the page -
<title>Name of page
<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content = "60;url=">

This refreshes every 60 secs

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Is there a way to delete things that have been placed on the Active Desktop. I got a zip icon on my desktop that I cannot delete or right click on, but I can drag it though but it goes underneath the recycle bin. How can I delete it?
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Active Desktop

nevermind i figured it out

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Evening everybody...I have a question here concerning a picture on my desktop. I came across a picture on the net...liked it and clicked on it to "set as background" well, it had to stretch it too much to make it fit, and I didn't like it, so I deleted it...then I right clicked on the same picture again...."set as desktop item" (and I don't know what that means, but I thot I would find out by clicking on it... ) haha

then it asked me if I wanted to set it as an ACTIVE desktop, and I again said yes. Okay the picture is fine...the size is good, but I can't get rid of the picture stays on my desktop ALL the time... Is there a way to delete this picture so that it isn't on my desktop anymore?


A:Solved: Active Desktop??

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Please find my log and thanks for your help.
My PC has started to seize often no matter what I'm doing and I have lost my active desktop.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:44:58, on 02/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Advanced Registry Doctor\RegManServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit SmartDefrag\IObit SmartDefrag.exe
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A:It crashes often... no active desktop

Thanks........had problem solved on another site....cheers!

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I recently reinstall WinNT on my Dell computer. I was anxious to set up DUN so I installed the IE5.5 that came with my Quickbooks CD. Surprisingly the Active Desktop does not come with IE5.5. I have run all the service packs and critical updates but the Active Desktop is not included. I can live without most of the Active Desktop features except for Send to and Show Desktop. Where do I find the patch for the Active Desktop? It originally was installed when I ran Service Pack 2 for IE4. Since I skipped that step I don't know what to do.

Thanks for the Help,

A:ACtive Desktop missing

first i must ask why you want to use active desktop. it's such a waste of time. it has been proven to actually slow down performance and in many cases, with some video cards, it causes refresh rate problems. if you really want Active Desktop, reinstall IE 4.

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Hi All,

Here is the best description of the problem I am having and get fix. I would be grateful for any help.

I cannot restore my active desktop. Whenever I try, whether I choose to run scripts or not, I get: file:///C:/Documents and Settings/Owner/Application Data/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Desktop.htt

The computer so far seems to run ok though. I have only worked on this problem since it happened though and I expect issues will arise.

Here is what I have done in the order I did it.

1. I tried a system restore but that didn't help.

2. I updated and ran my AVG virus checker. It had 4 viruses. It cleaned two and left two. The two that remain are:

pakpats_com[1].htm and 7byryd[1].htm they are bth in documents and settings\owner\local settings\temporary internet files\content.IE5.

The first one is in:A2HSOJTW\pakpats_com[1].htm

The second one is in:JDJW7595\7byryd[1].htm

The problem is these full paths don't exist on my computer so I can't delete these files.

The closest path is documents & setting\owner\local settings\temp\(PLEASE NOTE TEMP ISN'T PART OF THE PATH MENTIONED IN AVG) temporary internet files\Content IE5\BUT THEN NEITHER A2HSOJTW OR JDJW7595 ARE MENTIONED IN THAT PATH

3. I installed and ran a prgram called antispyware. It found 1885 errors so I didn't trust it nd disabled it.

4. I updated and ran Yahoo antispyware and deleted the files it recommended

5. I downloaded and ran Hijack. Here is the log:

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A:Active Desktop Problem

Hi Again,

I just wanted to add that now, having used the computer for the day, there are no other symptoms of this problem other than that desktop stays white.

Strange huh?

I still think there will be some problems that manifest themselves but haven't seen them yet.


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i shut down the comp. did it through windows. it had no problems. When i am trying to start it up again it will not acitvate the desktop. no icons, no task bar at the bottom. punched 'ctrl, alt & delete' to pop open the task manager. i can run applications but some of the things i need to run i can't get to. I can't figure out why i won't come up. If i try to run windows explorer it will pop up the task barr at the bottom for two seconds but i can't click on it and it won't stay open. PLEASE HELP THIS IS A WORK COMP!

A:active desktop problem

Try opening a CMD window from task manager, then typing in CHKDSK /R and answering Yes to do this on the next reboot.

Then reboot your PC. It will run a check on your hard drive and fix any issues that it encounters. It will take a long time though, depending on what it finds and how big your hard drive is.

Since it's a work PC, I would find something to do for 30-60 minutes so you don't fall asleep in your chair.

And if this doesn't fix the problem, contact your company's IT department, this is the stuff they get paid for!

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I have a group policy on my network that forces the company wallpaper on to everybody's desktops. Every so often a user will log in and they get this error message saying:
"Active Desktop Recovery."

Then there is a button that says "Restore my Active Desktop." When you click on that button, you get another error message that says
"An error has occured in the script on this page."

Then it has a section that says
URL: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/%username%/Application%20Data/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/Desktop.htt. At the bottom of that has a yes and no button and neither button fixes this problem.

1) Delete the Desktop.htt file from the respective user's profile and restart (DID NOT WORK)
2) Change the screen resolution, then change it back and restart (DID NOT WORK)
3) Go to Regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components and change the key value "DeskHtmlVersion REG_DWORD 0x00000110(272) to 0. Close regedit, then restart the computer (DID NOT WORK).

4)Re-create the user's profile and copy the data from the old profile to the new one. This works, but you lose all kinds of settings, as I only copy the FAVORITES, MY DOCUMENTS, & DESKTOP folders from the user's old profile.

SO I Guess my question is. Does anybody have a fix for this Active Desktop problem that does not involve creating a new ... Read more

A:Active Desktop Recovery

Have you tried the regedit fix from Microsoft? KB929200

When you set the value to 0, was that in Decimal or Hexadecimal?

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There was a power outage a few days ago and ever since then, whenever my computer restarts, it shows the Active Desktop screen and when I click "Restore Active Desktop" I see this:Neither Yes or No do anything.What do I do?

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I'm having problems with the Active Desktop Recovery and the white screen. I tried following the directions to remove it but, no luck. When I get to the part of applicationdata\microsft\internetexplorer .

when I get to the part of internet explorer it isn't there.

Please help me.



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I have to install 2x HDD SATA in same desktop, they are clones.

each of them has 2 partition, 1 active windows 7 (boot) and one logical for data

its a temporary situation, the goal is to drop the active partition on the second HDD

how will react the system with this conflict situation, which active partition will boot ?

thanks for help

A:2x HDD with 2x active partition in same desktop

Hard to tell, but we get lots of posts here with people having boot problems that end up being the 2 active partition situation. I would avoid it.

Set the BIOS to boot from CDROM first. Then, with the PC off, put only the HDD in that you want to eliminate the OS on.
Put a W7 installation DVD (or repair disk) in the optical drive and boot.
Choose "Repair My Computer" > then Command Prompt
Then type Diskpart and press ENTER
Then do this:
Partition - Mark as Inactive

Once you have removed the active flag you can install both HDDs in the PC and delete the OS partition.

Even easier, use a Partition Wizard bootable CD and just delete the partition using that.
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I have a HP d5800 running XP Pro with SP 3 that is having problems with the white Active Desktop Recovery screen. I have tried a few known fixes:

I have searched for and removed all instances of desktop.htt to no avail. Same with changing the value of deskhtmlversion from 272 to 0 in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\desktop\safemode\components .

Anyone have a suggestion for what to try next? My thanks in advance!

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Been working on problem for a day or so with no luck. Have seen similar problems on the net but really didn't see a solution.

Compaq Presario SR1710nx 256mb Ram ATi Video 100mb hd Windows xp sr2

Box very slow. Boot ups to normal xp background, then changes to solid medium blue. May have icons, may not. Then get Active desktop recovery screen. It will loop through this several times until it hangs. Answer yes to active recovery and it will probably hang . The start and toolbars disappear. About all that will run at this point is Task manager. Can occasionally get out to internet. Downloaded normal stuff when I could and ran. Spybot Adaware Nod32. Removed some sort of Cache speed up program they had. Didn't make much difference.

Sending Hijack this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:13:46 PM, on 8/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
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A:Active Desktop recovery

While working on my problem with the Desktop, I ran into a module in \Windows\System32. Module is tuvuuRl.dll. I didn't find anything about this dll on Internet but did find some stuff on tuvuu. Decided I would try to delete module. Can't even delete it in Safe mode command line. Get message it is in use.

Anybody know who this belongs to and can we delete it?


Ira White

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Yesterday, I downloaded some pictures to a CD. When I ejected the CD after the download, a blue screen came up saying that Windows was shutting down to a serious error. When the computer booted back up, I have the White Screen that says: Active Desktop Recovery. When I click on Restore My Active Desktop, I get error 65 and it won't restore the active desktop. I have tried shutting down the computer, rebooting and that doesn't work. I also tried to do a restore and that doesn't work either. Can some one give me advice on how to restore my active desktop. I really would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you!

A:Restore Active Desktop

Hi BakMR, Heres a little trick I found when I googled your problem that may resolve this issue for you.

Put your cursor on a blank spot on the Active Desktop Recovery Error page, do a right click, and select Properties. Select the Desktop tab, then select whatever image you want as your desktop image. It should restore your Desktop just fine

Also heres the link to where I found it read through the whole thing and I'm quite sure you will be able to fix the problem.;forums06

If this solves your problem please mark this thread solved by using the thread tools option located at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance I will monitor this thread throughout the day.

Good luck

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We push out an active desktop to all of our users and it gives a nice background with links. One of our employees downloaded something like a picture and it is now her background. I have checked a couple of registry settings and found where one had been changed and I changed it back but still did not fix it. I downloaded and ran malwarebytes and it found 4 problems and I fixed and rebooted but still her background is changed. Funny thing is, it is only in her profile and not anyone else on the computer. Any ideas?

A:Something diverting active desktop?

I just had to delete her profile and add it back. This cleared the problem.

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I keep getting a message on my desktop asking me if I want to Restore my active Desktop, it comes up every couple of days. I have run Ad-Aware, Spybot and Trend Micro Anti Spyware Pro and removed whatever was found but still it comes up.


A:Active Desktop Recovery

Just follow the directions here to disable it. It makes links on the desktop "active", that is when the website they point to changes, they change images. It's a buggy feature that results in errors.

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I have an employee that his company laptop crashed with a BSOD. It came back up to the desktop to the active desktop recovery screen. So now every single time it boots it comes to this.

How do I correct this problem?

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Windows XP and IE 6. I accidently saved you tube to an active desktop. I want to get rid of it but I can't figure out how to delete it

A:Delete active desktop

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Anyone know of any good "active desktop" apps?
I have:

weather map,
stock ticker,
satellite tracker

The weather map is like a picture of the country like on local news,not a satellite-like picture. I would like to have something like that.

A:active desktop apps

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