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I don't know if this screen still shows up in Windows today, but some of you might remember it (under the assumption you've run Windows before). I think this was a Win2K thing. Anyhow, I made this quite a while ago and thought to share it with any who were interested. Click the "Restore my Active Desktop" multiple times to see what happens. It makes for a decent prank, I think.

In order to make this into a desktop, you may have to download it to hard drive and make an html in the same location. Windows ought to be able to load html's as desktops. Anyhow, you can save a copy of the aforementioned page here: [link]

EDIT:
Alright, I didn't think it was possible, but I guess enough people have downloaded the html to eat my daily bandwidth allotment for that hosting service. So, if you're really desperate, here's a copy/paste script. Have fun trying to figure out what it was before dA decided it would be helpful to format in all the smileys:

EDIT2: I've removed the pasted script, since it's apparently too confusing. Just use that link above.
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:iconnova-fox:
Nova-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Looooooool - Nice one!
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:iconkironoko:
KiRoNoKo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lol dat warning sign.
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:icondiamondstar8901:
DiamondStar8901 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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:icongracefuldreamer:
GracefulDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I still think that this is one of the most annoying errors I have gotten on Windows. This appeared SO many times on my computer back in the day...
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:iconsomethingsimsy:
SomethingSimsy Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
that was weird ='D
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:iconchaoticpuffins:
ChaoticPuffins Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I BROKE IT!
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:iconmrdrprofperson:
MrDrProfPerson Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
0_o
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:iconterry-may:
Terry-May Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was creepy. Q_Q
The sound effect you used sounded like the one they used in The House, so...Q_Q

But, this is great! Hahaha.
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:iconnumrawrz:
NumRawrz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG I've seen that game so scary!!!! >_< Jumps every 3 seconds! Hate the little girl to!
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:iconterry-may:
Terry-May Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! Q_Q
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:icondemota2007:
demota2007 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I REMEMBER THAT WHEN I WAS USING THE WIN 98. oh my gooooodness, made me laugh so loud! loooove it, my my! thanks man! made my day!
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:iconcode4240:
code4240 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, this was a thing?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep
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:icontruancycity:
TruancyCity Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol i did this so many times lol
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:iconskywalker4jas:
Skywalker4JAS Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember clicking that button alot, silly Windows.
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:iconfeligriffin:
Feligriffin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
nice! :D
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:iconrakugaki-otoko:
Rakugaki-otoko Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
dear past-John, a message from a man in the future.
This screen does not show up in Windows today.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
dear future-man

past-John does not live here anymore
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:iconrakugaki-otoko:
Rakugaki-otoko Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! I'm sorry sir, I must have the wrong number. Thank you for your time.
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:iconepicdreamer2011:
EpicDreamer2011 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
XD that's so funny!
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:iconjisunbun:
Jisunbun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
awwww 0_0 no fair
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:iconshiroifeather:
shiroifeather Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just puled it on my mother she wasn't too happy till it came off
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:iconmidnightauro:
Midnightauro Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
This was also a feature of Win98, I remember many a time of this screen. *gives cookie for the lulz it brings back*
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:iconjhian:
jhian Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
wow this is good haha love your works!
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:iconlugiayoshi:
lugiayoshi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Reminds me of my Gateway Astro PC when it corrupts the wallpaper along with continuously pop ups from it's glitch.
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:iconcalgarc:
calgarc Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Artist
ROFL priceless :D
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:icongrim-vi-iii:
grim-vi-iii Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
AWESOMENESS!!
:headbang:
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:icondearmanhattan:
DearManhattan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
that's currently my background. I don't know what happenedd to it. I def. didn't put it on there purposely but now im on deviant looking for a wallpaper and I happen to see this one which looks oh so familar. and soo on.. lol
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:iconrjandco:
RJandco Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah! I've gotton XP to do this repeatedly, then I dug deep down and found how to murder Active Desktop and keep it from trying to web-ify my desktop. It's enough of a mess with over 2000 icons.
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:iconmikudou:
mikudou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
OH MY F*CKING GOD!!! FIX THE DAMN THING ALREADY!!! :iconrageplz: xDD
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Ha ha, it's just like real Microsoft Windows.
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:iconsharpshadowlugia:
sharpshadowlugia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
XD i showed this to my mom she thought it was on her computer and not DA so she thought she i borke her computer :XD:
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:iconspeedyswish:
speedyswish Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
When I was five or six, I had an unnatural fear of computer errors. This was one of the errors I was afraid of, and I'd run away screaming at the sight of this. Good thing I'm over that, or this would give me a heart attack...
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:iconklakkid:
klakkid Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too!

wow, i used to have nightmares about the computer crashing and getting blue screen of death. my comp was always at just the right position to stare me in the face when i was trying to go to bed :iconscaredplz:
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:iconbaambooki:
Baambooki Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah same here. My PC stands right by my feet. In front of me.
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:iconspeedyswish:
speedyswish Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I think my imagination was just a bit overactive back then...the nightmares were pretty freaky too.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
congratulations on growing up
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:iconspeedyswish:
speedyswish Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Thank you, thank you!
-bows at imaginary applause-
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:iconkuryree:
Kuryree Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
No!!! I can't download it...
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:iconlivelyliz:
Livelyliz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
That's hilarious for some reason. XD
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:iconmalanok:
Malanok Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*Shudders*
I have an ME and this always comes up after it freezes...

Malanok

P.S why would someone download this btw?
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's interactive.
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:iconmalanok:
Malanok Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*palmface*
So it is... I am lost for words...
I'm ashamed to have missed that :blush:
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:iconmetal-beak:
metal-beak Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol They still appear on the computers at my school. Sad thing is they are windows xp. :P
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:iconemrah007:
Emrah007 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
OMG man I rememer those errors when I used to start up my very old like 2000-2001 hp, lol good times. ^^
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:icondreamingoffire12:
dreamingoffire12 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
i can't get it T_T when i click on the link it says "This user account or file could not be located."
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, that's kind of too old to still exist.
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:icondreamingoffire12:
dreamingoffire12 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
T_T i wanted it tho... my friend has that happen to her computer all the time and i thought it would be wonderful to do that to her....
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Alright, here's the html. It should work if there's a ADR.swf saved to the same folder as it: [link]
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:icondreamingoffire12:
dreamingoffire12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
^_^ thank you so much!!
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