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September 4, 2004 3:04:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

As of today the Display tab in Desktop Properties no
longer works and so won't display wallpaper settings
etc. All the other tabs work fine.

I have restored Windows XP back a couple of days when I
know it did work but that has had no effect. I can't
find a Knowledge Base article that would seem to solve it
either. Has anyone any ideas on how I can fix this?
What file may be affected/corrupted etc.

Many Thanks
Anonymous
September 4, 2004 9:58:18 PM

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Hi Paul,

If the "desktop" tab in the Display Properties dialog box is missing, you may download and run this edit:

Restore desktop and screensaver tabs (line 128, right side)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

--

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Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
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"Paul" <paul@paulsworld.co.uk> wrote in message news:607301c492a9$9fa1b5c0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> As of today the Display tab in Desktop Properties no
> longer works and so won't display wallpaper settings
> etc. All the other tabs work fine.
>
> I have restored Windows XP back a couple of days when I
> know it did work but that has had no effect. I can't
> find a Knowledge Base article that would seem to solve it
> either. Has anyone any ideas on how I can fix this?
> What file may be affected/corrupted etc.
>
> Many Thanks
September 4, 2004 9:58:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks for that.

I should have said what was happening. The display tab
is still there and visible. When you click on the
Display tab there is no response - it doesn't even show
you the wallpaper options etc, the Display Properties
window just hangs and stops responding. However all the
other tabs work fine.

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi Paul,
>
>If the "desktop" tab in the Display Properties dialog
box is missing, you may download and run this edit:
>
>Restore desktop and screensaver tabs (line 128, right
side)
>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
>--
>
>Anando
>Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>http://www.mvps.org
>
>Folder customizations
>http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
>Protect your PC!
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
>"Paul" <paul@paulsworld.co.uk> wrote in message
news:607301c492a9$9fa1b5c0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> As of today the Display tab in Desktop Properties no
>> longer works and so won't display wallpaper settings
>> etc. All the other tabs work fine.
>>
>> I have restored Windows XP back a couple of days when I
>> know it did work but that has had no effect. I can't
>> find a Knowledge Base article that would seem to solve
it
>> either. Has anyone any ideas on how I can fix this?
>> What file may be affected/corrupted etc.
>>
>> Many Thanks
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
September 5, 2004 12:09:10 AM

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Hi Paul,

Do you have any third-party skinning/theme software installed ? If so, you may try to uninstall them and try again.
Nothing else comes to my mind at this time.

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Paul" <paul@paulsworld.co.uk> wrote in message news:013a01c492c4$7f33e810$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks for that.
>
> I should have said what was happening. The display tab
> is still there and visible. When you click on the
> Display tab there is no response - it doesn't even show
> you the wallpaper options etc, the Display Properties
> window just hangs and stops responding. However all the
> other tabs work fine.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Hi Paul,
>>
>>If the "desktop" tab in the Display Properties dialog
> box is missing, you may download and run this edit:
>>
>>Restore desktop and screensaver tabs (line 128, right
> side)
>>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>>--
>>
>>Anando
>>Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>http://www.mvps.org
>>
>>Folder customizations
>>http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>>Protect your PC!
>>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>>"Paul" <paul@paulsworld.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:607301c492a9$9fa1b5c0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>> As of today the Display tab in Desktop Properties no
>>> longer works and so won't display wallpaper settings
>>> etc. All the other tabs work fine.
>>>
>>> I have restored Windows XP back a couple of days when I
>>> know it did work but that has had no effect. I can't
>>> find a Knowledge Base article that would seem to solve
> it
>>> either. Has anyone any ideas on how I can fix this?
>>> What file may be affected/corrupted etc.
>>>
>>> Many Thanks
>>
>>
>>.
>>
January 31, 2009 11:03:03 AM

Kelly,

When I go to desktop (Win XP Home) and right click to get properties all the tabs work EXCEPT Desktop.
When I click on it, it just freezes and a "not responding" comes up.

I have tried to use the link for the reg file, #128 right side, but when I click on it only text comes up and no link to download it.

I restored the computer back 5 days when I knew it was working but that didn’t help.

Note: When this first happened in the Desktop box instead of showing the wallpaper pictures it briefly had a list of everything on my computer, My Documents, ........ then it froze.

Thanks in advance - Terri
May 26, 2010 4:32:27 PM

I am having this same issue and have not found a solution, basically, the Desktop tab of the desk.cpl process, when clicked, simply hangs. The first symptom was that my desktop went to the XP theme from my preferred classic theme. It was in trying to switch back that I detected this hang.
December 21, 2010 5:26:58 PM

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