troubleshooting Question

Problem with Display Properties Desktop tab

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When I bring up the Display Properties box and select the Desktop tab, the Background window, Browse button, and Position select box are all grayed out.  The color select box is active but if you change the color and hit apply, the Windows XP Please Wait logo appears for a second or two then the screen blinks and the color in the selection box itself shows the new color but the screen is unchanged (black).  I even tried setting the wallpapaer directly in the registry but it is still black.

A little background info: This PC was invested with several trojan virus and too many malware/spyware hits to even count.  I ran hijackthis, adware away, ad-aware SE personal, and spy sweeper several times and also performed several full virus scans.  I also went through and googled every exe file I didn't recognize or couldn't identify as being supplied from a legitamate company and deleted them.  Now the PC seems to be virus and unsolicited pop-up free (it was a nightmare, I told the owner no way I was going network it up to my PC to backup his personal files).  It was after I got it repaired that I noticed the problem with the desktop property, I have no idea if they were related....
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