Restoring your Active Windows Desktop

Yesterday I experienced the Monday blues in form of a white screen desktop. The “Restore My Active Desktop” button wasn’t working and was giving a javascript error that “Object type doesn’t support that action”.
The white screen was so difficult to look at  that by evening I was having a severe headache. So the first thing today I did was to look for a solution online. But all the initial searches led me to registry editing methods of tackling the problem. Since none of them could be applied on our office system (registry editing being disabled), I had to look for an alternative.
After a couple more searches I stumbled upon the following simply simple solution ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Open Notepad
2. Copy Paste the following code:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
strComputer = "."
Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components"
strValue = "0"
ValueName = "DeskHtmlVersion"
objReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, ValueName, strValue

3. Save the file with the name “desktop_restore.vbs” (name is not important but only extension is important.)
4. double click the file to execute it and refresh the desktop. Voila… Your desktop wallpaper is back and shining. enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

The solution is originally presented at the following link:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itproxpsp/thread/3c4358d1-d9d6-4296-8e28-a5e2248ae318

thanks be to the author. ๐Ÿ™‚

Restoring your Active Windows Desktop
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