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#1 AZBOY

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

Hi .. Well i have an issue i havent been able to fix. My computer battery died and when i turned my computer back on it displayed the "active desktop recovery error" It says that active desktop has beened turned off and gives a couple options. Tried all of them nothing works and when you right click to get into properties the screensaver and desktop options are not even there. Also if i go into the control panel and go to display there missing there too. The screensaver also is messed up when it comes on it gives a blue screen also showing an error..Does anybody know what i can do

#2 Terryala

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:25 PM

Hi

Welcome to GSF.

Some more infomation is need regards your Computer.

Name and Model number of Computer.

Operating System you are using at present.

Once we have that "TheSentinel" is going to look into your problem and should get back to you tomorrow. Reason for the delay is do to difference in time zones.

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#3 AZBOY

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:57 PM

Ok Its a Dell laptop Latitude D610 model # ppL11 i think its a 2004 Im running windows xp profesional**
Thanks for looking into it..

#4 Terryala

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:52 AM

Hi

Another question

Have you had any Melware/Spyware removed lately?

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#5 AZBOY

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 01:21 AM

nothing i cant think of

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:07 AM

Heya Azboy

welcome at GSFs. Enjoy our small community. What I could find to solve that problem is:


Microsoft Communities

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190228

http://gladiator-ant...showtopic=78227

http://forums.cnet.c...ssageID=2413179

http://www.computing...rror/22791.html


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#7 AZBOY

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:14 AM

Thanks ill see what i can do .. how do you uninstall IE7

#8 Terryala

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:30 PM

Hi

how do you uninstall IE7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927177

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:35 PM

... or have a look in a MS IE blog

http://blogs.msdn.co...-and-xpsp3.aspx

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#10 Hunter

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 03:32 AM

Why do I get an 'Active Desktop Recovery' Error?
http://www.overclock...get-active.html
http://www.sitepoint...ad.php?t=433748

Active Desktop Recovery Error Windows XP


Active Desktop Recovery

That gives me a bunch of errors when I try and recover my Active desktop. So after a quick search online, I figured out the fix here. If you are using IE7, I would suggest that you try Option 1. If not and you are using IE6, try Option 2.

Option 1
The first option is to go to Start > Run > Type "regedit" and Hit Enter. Traverse to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components
and locate: DeskHtmlVersion. It should currently be set to 272. Right click on this and go to Modify and change the radio button from Hex to Decimal. The field should change to 272. Delete 272 and replace it with just 0 and save. Refresh your desktop and you should have your previous screen!

Option 2
Go into your Control Panel > Folder options and have it show all files (including hidden). Then do a search on your C drive for Desktop.htt. Delete all instances of this file and restart your system.