There could be a number of things that could be causing
this. You could be trying to stretch a background that doesn't need
to be stretched so the option is blanked out. You may have
'Microsoft Plus' installed. There has been some minor bugs reported
when you install Microsoft Plus on Windows 98. You may have used a
program to tweak Windows 98 like one of the Microsoft power tools.
Some of these tools can cause minor bugs like you are experiencing.
You may have Internet Explorers Active Desktop installed which could be causing
the problem. Unfortunately this problem does not have an obvious
answer. If you could supply us with additional information
about: what you programs have installed on your PC, what programs
you have installed since you know it was working, or if you have done
anything to instigate the problem, we could better diagnose the problem
and assist you.
Be sure and double check this problem after you have
rebooted your machine. Right click on the desk top, click
properties, choose the background tab. Try each wallpaper to see if
you get the same problem with each.
Problem Status: Not fixed, need more help
Time: 05:11 PM
I have tried to use the stretch feature with every background, but it
does not show up...I haven't installed any of the software that u mentioned.
Could u tell me which files to restore from my cab files to get the
restore the desktop properties files? that would be great...but if u can't
help, thanks anyways!
I would recommend exploring Window's .cab files only as a last resort
if at all. Windows 98 has a built in feature that checks all the
Windows system files for corruption and if it finds any, it will prompt
you to restore them. This is what you are going to want to run to
fix your problem. The program is called the System File
Checker. It is located under
Information. After you run the System Information program, select
the tools menu and select the System File Checker Option. You can
refer to this document http://www.footslog.com/articles/answer/pr000011.htm
for some additional information.