Both installations of Win XP that I am running on my desktop and laptop have this problem: When I choose a desktop background that is not one of my own files (i.e. it came with windows) and then choose another one later, the first one has disappeared and I cannot find it. I have tried searching for it by its name and it is not there. I first noticed this on my laptop this morning and I was able to get the background back by using system restore. When I try system restore on the destop computer it says that it cannot complete systme restore for any of the restore points I have chosen. (The desktop computer crashed last night when we had a power outage.) The laptop computer has not crashed. Any ideas?