Desktop Not Loading in Windows® XP
What are the different reasons due to which active desktop not load in Windows XP?
The active desktop wallpaper enabled on the user system would provide an option to view webpages in the desktop background. The user can experience more interactive desktop wallpaper along with active desktop. The normal desktop wallpaper or background would not do anything on the user system except providing an appearance to user system. But, the active desktop would allow the user to add more interactive options to desktop background. The user can even create webpages as active desktop background. But, the active desktop enabled on the system may cause issues for the users. The active desktop would not load on the Windows XP Operating System at certain instances. As a result, a screen appears on the system which displays an inability to load the active desktop. The reason for this issue may be the presence of spyware in the system. The issue may also occur if the positioning of active desktop is wrong. The unavailability of webpage that is to be set as active desktop also causes the issue. Sometimes, the system memory also results in issue with not loading of active desktop.
Discussed below are some ways to load active desktop on Windows XP:
- Tips to fix
- Steps to enable active desktop
- Alternative ways
Tips to fix
The users should remove the spyware infections from the system. The spyware removal is possible with the help of antispyware agents that are available to the users. After removing the infections, the user should enable active desktop again in the system. The webpages that are set as active desktop can be synchronized in 'desktop properties; option. Always keep some memory free in the system for solving low memory issues from arising.
Steps to enable active desktop
Right click on desktop area and select 'properties' option from the menu. In the properties window, click on 'desktop' tab and then choose 'customize' desktop option. In the customize dialog box, click on 'web' tab. Inside the web tab, select the webpage or current home page as active desktop background. The user can also use new option at the dialog box to enable another html file as active desktop background.
The user can also load active desktop background on the system as the system wallpaper by installing such tools. The active desktop wallpapers would be available to the users for download from various third party providers. Download them from the third party websites and install on the system. Many of the active desktop wallpapers are installed on the system with the spyware removal tools and other protection software. Install these software along with the wallpaper.
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