what kind of picture (jpg, png, tiff, etc...) and how large.
there have been reported other kinds of problems with LARGE pictures in other parts functions of vista.
"Scott from Scotland" <Scott from Scotland@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message news:A224A083-2C71-4341-85E2-051D7100D60C@microsoft.com...
Recently started to use Windows Vista HOme Premium. I have changed my
desktop picture and, on doing so, the whole task bar and start menu
disappeared. This has happened twice and the only way I can get it back is
to restart the system. I have tried the windows button on my keyboard,
ctrl-alt-del, task manager, right clicking to change the picture again (this
does not bring up any menus either) etc. It seems as though the full desktop
has disappeared and frozen. I can bring up programs through the task manager
but unless I restart the system I am pretty much stuck. Any assistance or
recommendations on this (other than not to change the picture!!!)???