OK guys. Totally fed up with this, so permanent solution sought.
I have installed IE5 on my machine, and I've never been a fan of Active Desktop, so disabled it on completion of the install any opted for ord'nry blank wallpaper etc. Now, every so often (ie multiple times a day) I get the white 'Active Desktop Recovery' screen.
I have no problem fixing it, I right click on the desktop, select 'Active Desktop' and uncheck 'View as Webpage' and everything is back to normal. But sooner or later it crashes again. It doesn't affect my machine in any other way, but its a royal pain to have to reset it all the time. (I suspect it's a conflict with Lotus Notes - the configuration of which I cannot play with - corp standards y'know)
Any ideas? I'm sure this is gonna be a registry tweak or summit.
Cheers - MorFF