I’ve googled this and the only solution I can come up with is to delete the Desktop.htt file. I looked for this in the location above but the file isn’t there!? I’ve made sure hidden files are shown. I did a system search for this file, and it drew a blank.
I thought it might be a problem with my recent installation of IE7, but I’ve reinstalled this and it still doesn’t make a difference.
I’ve got the same problem here, on a domain with 70 users!
I’m currently talking with Microsoft tech support about this problem. It appears to a problem somewhere in the local profile in Documents and Settings which is not compatible with IE7. I have found two ways to fix the problem so far -
Login as an administrator and delete the users profile, when the user logs back in a new profile is created, but obviously you lose all the program settings - not the best way but it works
Sorry to bump this mega-old thread, but it happened to me again, and I was confused with editing the registry (sounds a bit serious for someone who knows nothing about that stuff). So I continued Googling and found a much simpler solution. Just right click desktop, select settings and change your screen resolution. Click okay and problem is solved (obviously you can then change your resolution back).
I had started down the path of taking stuff off my desktop gradually and eliminating the wallpaper changing program to see if that wouldn’t fix the problem. I had also done the delete desktop.htt fix and so far nothing had worked.
Changing the screen resolution back and forth worked instantly, thanks.
Does anybody understand why this thing happened? In my case, my computer, which is normally very stable had crashed just before I had the problem.
Small rant: One of the things which I find annoying about Microsoft software is that when bad stuff happens there is often very little information provided in the error messages that would allow the problem to be fixed. Perhaps this is another example where this criticism is justified.
I ran regedit \ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode, but when i got to safemode, there was no folder inside of it named “components”. The only folder in side safemode is “general”. Can someone please help???