Yet another problem with Windows 7.. desktop background stuck.

Hi, my system ( Win 7 ultimate) has always been dogey but now its really getting on my tits, even the simplest operation of changing the desktop background is f****d up. It is stuck on solid colors. When I click (on the personalization tab) on a different picture and click select it acts like it has changed but it will still be stuck on solid colors. I have tried changing it through different programs, selecting set as desktop background but a warning box comes up with an internal error has occurred.

I have just tried migrating to another account (in which i can get a background) but all my folders and settings got messed up so i had to do a system restore (which in the process of doing that has seemed to deleted a lot of my data even after i migrated it back..). I really do not think that it is worth re installing for this but every single f*****g computer company seems intent on screwing me over... Either that or i just mess things up, a lot...(probably the latter knowing my luck...)
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  1. OK, we're missing some vital bits of information here:

    1)Legal Windows or pirate copy?
    2)Did you buy a PC off the shelf or put it together yourself?
    3)Who installed the OS?
    4)System specs?
  2. 1-yes, as far as i know unless PC world ripped me off.
    2- built it (or at least a good friend did)
    3- that good friend
    4-
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/29/09 11:22:27 Ver: 08.00.15
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 4088MB RAM
    Page File: 1668MB used, 6503MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode
  3. Response added little value so decided to remove it.
  4. I don't think its hardware related, i have been able to change it in the past but many people have had the same problems, if i can have a wallpaper on another account and not mine then im sure its because i've locked myself out of something or changed something i shouldn't have.... Any ideas?
  5. Are you following these steps to change background? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your-desktop-background

    If changing wallpaper works in other accounts on your computer, you can always create a new standard account and work from that one. I know it's not ideal, but at least you'd be able to change the background :)

    Cheers,
    Cassandra
    Microsoft Windows Outreach
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