Sometimes Windows XP starts to display a white desktop with Active Desktop Recovery message and the Active Desktop recovery fails. That’s a common Active Desktop Recovery Error. In this article we will discuss about a simple way to fix the Windows Active Desktop Recovery error. If your Windows XP computer is showing similar problem and you need a solution, read on.
The Windows Active Desktop Recovery error is a common problem. The Restore my Active Desktop button that appears on the desktop is not always helpful. In fact, it might return a script error. Are you experiencing a similar problem on your computer? Need some help? If yes, follow the steps mentioned below and get back your normal desktop.
Solution to Active Desktop Recovery error in Windows XP:
- Press Windows start button and go to Run…
- Type regedit in the open field and press OK.
- Windows Registry Editor will appear. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, expand Software and open Microsoft. Then open Internet Explorer, Desktop, SafeMode and Components. Your path should be like this:
- In Components folder, double click on DeskHtmlVersion.
- Edit DWORD Value window will appear. Select the radio button for Decimal and change the Value Data from 272 to 0.
- Press the OK button.
That’s it. Wait a few sections and your Windows desktop with background will reappear. If your normal desktop is not appearing, restart your computer. The Active Desktop Recovery Error should go away!