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Windows 7: Why desktop icons disappear and reappear again while booting up?


04 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Why desktop icons disappear and reappear again while booting up?

My desktop icons load perfectly the first time they appear after a system boot. However, as the system continues loading stuff, they dissapear and reappear again unskinned... Is there a fix to this problem? Do I not have enough system resources? I updated to windows 7 from vista on my old gateway computer...

Processor a Main Circuit Board b2.20 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Board: ECS MCP61PM-GM 2.1
Serial Number: OEM
Bus Clock: 235 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 12/14/2007


Gateway GT5674
Windows 7 Professional (build 7600)

2944 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A2' has 512 MB
Slot 'A3' has 512 MB

Please let me know if you need anymore specs...
Thank you!

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04 Jul 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Check graphic card in device manager (type device manger in search). Make sure you have the most up to date drivers. Look for any yellow warning markers to indicate corrupted drivers.

Try with your AntiVirus turned off.

Run antivirus scan

Download and run malwarebytes.
Click Here


Did you do a clean install (did you reinstall your programs)?
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04 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Check graphic card in device manager (type device manger in search). Make sure you have the most up to date drivers. Look for any yellow warning markers to indicate corrupted drivers.
DONE. I BELIEVE ALL MY DRIVERES ARE UP TO DATE... NO ERRORS ON DEVICE MANAGER.
Try with your AntiVirus turned off.
WILL DO.
Run antivirus scan
i WILL...
Download and run malwarebytes.
I DID AND AM RUNNING A SCAN RIGHT NOW...
Did you do a clean install (did you reinstall your programs)?
YES I DID.

I am running a malware scan right now, afterwards I will reboot with antivirus turned off. Altho I run an automatic antivirus scan everyday automatically...

Thank you for your prompt response.
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04 Jul 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If these ideas do not work, we will brainstorm and others will come by, too.
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04 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If these ideas do not work, we will brainstorm and others will come by, too.

Seems like the icons loaded better with the antivirus turned off (I use AVG)
Seems I take just about under three mins either way to boot up (I measured it with Speedboot racer)
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04 Jul 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try MSE, instead Microsoft Security Essentials. Free and made just for Windows.

Click Here for A Good AntiVirus
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04 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try MSE, instead Microsoft Security Essentials. Free and made just for Windows.

Click Here for A Good AntiVirus
I WILL GIVE MSE A TRY I GUESS...

THANKS...
anything else that can help me improve boot time??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

For good performance in general:

Try this
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04 Jul 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

To improve boot time, try this

For Windows 7, too
Speed up Computer Boot Time - Vista Forums
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04 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I have had a problem with windows defender for quite a while but I ignored it since I had AVG the works... Is windows defender indispensable for useing with MSE? how do I get defender to work again?

Sorry I dont mean to bog you down with all of my questions, but you are being very helphul so...

Thanks a million! (even if you don't answer me anymore! lol)
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