Fixing Active Desktop Recovery Windows XP problem

Windows XP active desktop recovery screenshot picture

I had to repair Windows XP PC which got the annoying Active Desktop Recovery screen. I remember seeing this screen back in the days when I was still using Microsoft Windows 98. It was quite shocking for me to find out this stupid pointless Windows bug appears on NT based Windows as well…

As you can see on the screenshot there is a button Restore My Active Desktop but pressing this button doesn't change anything

People around the net recommend two ways to fix that one is through:

Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Advanced (Reset)

Windows XP Control Panel Internet Options Advanced Reset tab screenshot

After this I tried the usual Computer Restart but unfortunately this not solved the problem.

Second suggested method was through a change in Windows registry from

C:> regedit

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components

Change the key value – DeskHtmlVersion REG_DWORD 0x00000110(272) to decimal zero.

Windows XP fix Active Desktop Recovery - change the key value - DeskHtmlVersion REG_DWORD 0x00000110(272) to decimal zero

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2 Responses to “Fixing Active Desktop Recovery Windows XP problem”

  1. hip0 says:
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    The active desktop white screen "of death" will stay as it is until machine is restarted. To fix the desktop with no need for Windows restart as a second method fix.

     

    1. Right click on a blank area of the desktop and select Properties.

    2. select the Desktop tab, then press the Customize Desktop button.

    3. Make a change to the Desktop icons section by selecting or deselecting one of them, then press OK.

    4. Press Apply.
     

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  2. hip0 says:
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    Illustrated guide explaining method 2 ito recover active desktop is here – http://pc-addicts.com/xp-not-restoring-active-desktop/

     

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