When ever I bring up a picture to resize or look at it goes into the background drop down window or it becomes my desktop back ground. 1st How do I find them so I can delete them ? 2nd how do I stop them from going in there ?
Any .bmp in the windows folder or any .jpeg, .jpg, ,bmp, .gif, or .png in the my pictures folder will appear in that list if you are where I think you are. When you highlight a picture in that list and click ok at the bottom of the window it becomes your desktop. Move all the pics out of your my pictures folder if you don't want them in the list.
To see the file extensions I am talking about go to any folder and click on tools, folder options, and view. Uncheck the "hide extentions for known file types" box.
If this all seems greek to you you'd best not do anything like deleting pics or changing any settings. Get a book on WinXP and read up on the basics.