Resolved : Active Desktop Recovery/Script Error with desktop.htt

While working with windows XP your desktop may get white with a button Recover your Active Desktop. and when you click on that generally it should recover your Windows theme but sometimes it doesn’t and giving you following error.

"An error has occured in a script on this page:

Line 65

Char 1

file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/UserName/Application%20Data/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/Desktop.htt"



Heres a basic script to change the above registry setting.

  • Open notepad.
  • Copy and paste following code and save it with recovery.vbs file


  • WScript.Echo "script execution started"

    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

    WScript.Echo "script execution successfully compelted. Thank you for using script. Please do not forget to provide feedback on http://javadotnet.in"

  • execute it

or you can also download file from following location.
RecoverDesktop.vbs

4 Responses to Resolved : Active Desktop Recovery/Script Error with desktop.htt

  1. alex says:

    Hello
    thanks for the script. i finally recoverd my active desktop.
    i am curious if you have some tips, how to change active desktop images as in my office
    they have old and boring co. based wallpaper, i need to change it but it reqries admin rights
    is there any other way to change it

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