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Active Desktop Warning/Errors Galore

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#1 becca7597



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Posted 15 July 2004 - 11:30 PM

Hi, Anybody heard of this.......?
My computer (XP) has been displaying an "Active Desktop"
error message I've not seen before---"Active Desktop
has encountered a problem and must close." Then, my
background disappears.
Also, I've been getting numerous Microsoft and Windows
Explorer errors about an encountered problem and having to
close. I'm not talking about once or twice; it's happening
a lot....one error after another. When I'm just going
through various files in my computer (not online) pages freeze
and are difficult to end. (my search results page; for example.
Start/Search) I think my dll cache may have been damaged...
not sure. :oops:
I'm virus/spyware/adware free.
Any suggestions? Becca

#2 Master Green

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 12:48 PM

Here's what I beleive you need to do:

(1) If a desktop component was added to the active desktop, it may not be working properly. Internet Explorer disables the active desktop so you can remove the new component without the possibility of your computer crashing.

(2) Click Start, settings, select active desktop, and select customize my desktop. Clear the check box to the left of the new active desktop component. If necessary, select the view my active desktop as a web page, check box, then click okay.

Hopefully this will be the answer to your prayers...Keep us posted

Edited by Master Green, 16 July 2004 - 12:49 PM.

#3 becca7597



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Posted 16 July 2004 - 08:17 PM

Hi, Thanks for the input.
I've done these steps;
Funny thing is-- I have no new desktop components, and I don't have
a web page set as my background. But, the other day, I did click on a cool picture I found and I
set it as my desktop background. (I have since removed it....maybe,
that will do the trick....we'll see, I guess.)
I have rebooted several times. This is definitely strange.

Edited by becca7597, 16 July 2004 - 08:18 PM.


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