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Old July 10th 05, 09:21 AM
Allan
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Default Missing "Display Properties Dialog Box"

Recently I underwent a heavy attack of trojans and viruses. After having
cleaned them all out using VET, I noticed that in my profile in XP I don't
have a Properties Dialog Box anymore, just an HTML page. Can someone help me
sort this out please. I want my desktop back. Many thanks in advance.
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Old July 10th 05, 10:29 AM
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Click Start, Run and enter DESK.CPL Go to the Desktop tab, Customize =
Desktop, Web tab. Uncheck any Active Desktop content.

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Old July 10th 05, 11:46 AM
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I should clarify. I do have a Display Properties box, but all I have in the
box are Screen Saver and Settings, none of the other options, and I can't
change my Desktop which is an HTML page. Thanks for the efforts so far.

Allan

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Allan


"Allan" wrote:

Recently I underwent a heavy attack of trojans and viruses. After having
cleaned them all out using VET, I noticed that in my profile in XP I don't
have a Properties Dialog Box anymore, just an HTML page. Can someone help me
sort this out please. I want my desktop back. Many thanks in advance.
--
Allan

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Old July 10th 05, 12:43 PM
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"Allan" wrote in message
...
I should clarify. I do have a Display Properties box, but all I have in
the
box are Screen Saver and Settings, none of the other options, and I
can't
change my Desktop which is an HTML page. Thanks for the efforts so
far.



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If you have XP Home, edit the registry (Appearance and Themes Tab)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System]
May also be located he
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System]
Value Name: NoDispAppearancePage
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: (0 = Tabs, 1 = No Tabs)

If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy Editor to undo the changes.

The navigate he
User Configuration Administrative Templates Control Panel Display
Hide Appearance and Theme tab

Select Enabled then Apply and then Not ConfiguredOK.
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If you have XP Home, edit the registry (Desktop Tab)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System]
May also be located here
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System]
Value Name: NoDispBackgroundPage
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: (0 = Tabs, 1 = No Tabs)

If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy Editor to undo the changes.

User Configuration Administrative Templates Control Panel Display
Hide Desktop tab

Select Enabled then Apply and then Not ConfiguredOK.

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