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muzza
13-12-2005, 02:15 PM
I am attempting to fix some faults on a friends PC, and one problem is that the desktop Background is 'locked' on an advertisement for the Movie 'Narnia'
When I go to Desktop Properties other backgrounds are listed but they can't be accessed...nothing happens when you click on them.

Also...after booting the PC a message comes up when the desktop loads ..

VCMain.exe Application Error

Can anyone help with these problems?

johnboy
13-12-2005, 03:19 PM
Have a look at see if this helps.
You cannot change your desktop theme in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;883391

Is there anything in add remove programs relating to the theme or screensaver that you can uninstall.??

HTH

Speedy Gonzales
13-12-2005, 03:32 PM
It may have Spysheriff, if u cant change the desktop background as well.

It may also be smitfraud, if the desktop background cant be changed.

Jen
13-12-2005, 04:19 PM
Make sure the Active Desktop hasn't been turned on. This displays web-content as a background image.