I have a Dell computer, factory-loaded with WIN-95. I
customized my desktop and saved the set-up, including choosing a wall paper (centered, not tiled). The wall paper vanishes every time I re-boot (it is there until the "Windows is setting up the following items" message appears)... why?
I verified that making the selection inputs the choice into the registry files (the control\desktop directory in HKEY_USERS and HKEY_CURRENT_USER directories) when I use the display dialog box in the control panel to make my changes, although the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\ Microfoft\ Windows\ Current Version\ Setup\ Wall Paper file is set with a "" (i.e., no entry, meaning no wallpaper). When I put in the appropriate "1", the system still looses the wallpaper upon restarting, but the choice is now automatically selected in the display dialog box in the control panel.
I found a file (setupc.rtl) in one of the windows directories that indicated that, during start-up, a program called runonce.exe is executed to wipe out the desktop selections and then replace them with stated values (in this case, a "" for the wallpaper). If I run runonce.exe, it indeed wipes my wallpaper from the desktop, and changes the entries in the registry.
How do I save my wall paper so I don't have to re-select them each morning??? This has become an obsession!