answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The answer below works instantly if you are wanting to get rid of the black background for file name. I'm not sure what other symptoms Active Desktop has but will probably cure all.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Open Display Properties.
  3. Click the Desktop tab.
  4. Click the Customize Desktop button.
  5. Click the Web tab in the Desktop Items window.

If you wish to disable Active Desktop, make sure all checkboxes in this window are un-checked. (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.)

Couple of options to try.

Right click on desktop, select properties, then Themes, and change your current theme. Once you have done this, you should be able to go back to your original theme without the problem appearing.

If that doesn't work, try searching for a file called desktop.htt and deleting it (it is a hidden file so go to "advanced search" and make sure to check the box to search for hidden files). You can also try manually deleting this file, it should be located in your "Document and Settings" under your username -> Microsoft ->.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If any of the above options do not work, go to Start > Run > type in "cmd" > Type in regedit and hit enter.

Once in regedit, go to Edit > Find > type in DeskHtmlVersion and click Find.

Change value from 110 to 0, and after clicking ok press F3.

Change the value each time you see DeskHtmlVersion pop up after pressing F3 - continue until it has reached the end of the registry.

Once completed, click any blank space on the desktop and press F5.

Your desktop should be back to normal after this.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2016-01-12 07:32:39
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What Microsoft OS is an upgrade of Windows 2000

Which file system is used by floppy disks

What is the purpose of the boot camp software on a mac

Which operating system was developed by Microsoft using core components of OS2 and was meant to replace OS2

โžก๏ธ
See all cards
4.14
โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…
14 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do you repair Active Desktop in Windows XP?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Why is the windows xp user interface is called a desktop?

Why is the windows xp user interface is called a desktop?


How much does a new Windows XP desktop cost?

Windows XP desktops are no longer sold in new condition. One may find a used Windows XP desktop from websites such as eBay and Amazon from å£50 upwards. Prices vary depending on condition and specification of the desktop. If one wants a new Windows XP desktop then they would need to purchase a newer desktop and have the Windows XP running program added to the desktop.


What is the difference between Windows XP and Windows XP Home Edition?

no remote desktop


Why does the Windows XP desktop reorganize itself?

To Eliminate desktop Clutter. Windows XP periodically moves unused desktop icons into a folder named Unused Desktop Shortcuts.


Can you repair Windows XP online?

No. You must have a repair disc to fix xp.


What is a Windows XP?

windows xp is a windows based operating system it has no serverbased only have client based desktop supporting operating system.


Is the desktop the working area of the Windows XP screens?

yes


What is the working area of windows xp screen called?

The desktop.


How do i activate windows xp on my Desktop PC?

Run windows updates, it will prompt you to activate it.


What Windows XP tool can be used to remove unused shortcuts from the desktop?

Desktop Cleanup Wizard


What are some tips for repairing or reinstalling Windows XP?

There are several Windows XP Repair tools that one can use to repair the Windows XP. The initial download and scan for errors is free, but further repair may involve paying an annual fee.


What is the value of a 2004 windows xp professional dell desktop?

The value of a 2004 Windows XP Professional Dell desktop computer is about 200 dollars in excellent condition. This computer is out of date.

People also asked