Dell Dimension 8200 with XP Home Edition
Has worked fine for over 9 months.
One user. Use automatic login.
Have lots of space and memory.
I update and scan with Norton weekly.
Temp and Internet Files are kept cleaned out.
Two weeks ago, after a reboot, my regular wallpaper was gone
and replaced with the bliss.bmp wallpaper. When I checked the
Display Properties, the "desktop" tab was no longer there.
The other tabs worked fine. (Themes, Screensaver, Appearance,
Settings.....though the "Wait__min." is greyed out under Screensaver)
I looked in the c:\windows\web\wallpaper folder. The images
are there, but all are now jpg's except for the bliss.bmp.
In C:\WINDOWS they show as bmp's.
I tried System Restore. Results said "Restore incomplete.
No settings were changed".
Tried the sfc /scannow with no results.
In windows under Tools...Folder Options...General Tab.
"Show Common Tasks In Folders" and the "single Click" options
are grayed out. If I click on "Restore Defaults" windows will
select the grayed out "Show Common...." but when I apply and ok,
it changes back to "Use Windows classic folders".
(In Display Properties I have the Windows XP theme chosen)
I'd appreciate any help you can give me or links to info.