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Seal

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Hi guys need help again.

You know how you can set a picture as a desktop wallpaper. I've done that recently but then decided to change it. Now whenever i reboot my computer and just before the logon screen comes up, my old wallpaper comes up for about 1 second even though it isnt set as the wallpaper anymore.

Anyone know how i can remove this or change it back to default? Its kinda a bit dodgy because its of a 1/2 naked woman.

Cheers
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DDR-PIII

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rename your old wallpaper... it happened to me beofer too on w9x but now i use xp pro.
 
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Seal

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Yeah, i tried that, even tried deleting it but it still pops up!!! confusing!

I'm using XP pro too but it still happens.
 

UnWishedLegacy

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hmmmmmm. have you got "active desktop" turned on (so you can use jpg and other- high compression art formats), im using Win M.E so if these terms are old- nevermind.

If you turn ALL wallpaper and background patterns OFF, then re-boot. things should be back to normal, but you must deactivate this active desktop thingie, and your bipmaps and anything else running on your desktop.

there could be a file (in your desktop properties menu) called "internet explorer wallpaper"- if you can delete that... all should be calm
 
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Whew, found it. What it did was it copied the picture, made it into a .bmp and put in in c:\windows called default.bmp

all i needed to do was delete this file.

Cheers for the help!
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