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Windows 7: Things vanishing from desktop

09 Nov 2009   #1
hamunaptrah

Win 7
 
 
Things vanishing from desktop

I have had backgrounds, desktop icons and even Firefox "Personas" simply vanish, one minute they are there next they are gone without going into sleep mode, while just using.
The ATI Catalyst Control Center also has to be re-started every time the computer comes out of sleep mode.

Other than that it is running fine.

The machine is a new Compaq Presario with AMD dual core, Win 7.


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09 Nov 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Can you give us more information about your computer?

Is this a laptop or desktop (model #)
how much ram (memory) is installed

Fill in your systems specs (located in 'user CP, upper left corner)
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09 Nov 2009   #3
hamunaptrah

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Can you give us more information about your computer?

Is this a laptop or desktop (model #)
how much ram (memory) is installed

Fill in your systems specs (located in 'user CP, upper left corner)
The specs are: Compaq Presario 5110f (Desktop), AMD Athlon 7550 Dual Core Processor 2.50 GHz...3.00 GB ram, 32 bit Operating System, Video Output ATI Raedon 4670 HD Series. Win 7 Home Premium.
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09 Nov 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Run Malwarebytes, full system scan. Then run sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt. Type cmd into the start menu, and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter at once or right click and select run as administartor.
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09 Nov 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Was this a clean install or 'over the top install'? Did you have problems with your previous OS?
Where did you get the Windows 7 DVD?
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10 Nov 2009   #6
hamunaptrah

Win 7
 
 

Am already set as administrator, run Malware scans and nothing, machine came with Vista and free upgrade on CD to 7 from Compaq.
Win 7 was clean install after reformatting drive and creating a single partition.
After the first few days of 7 and noticing the vanishing desktop problems I found it easier to just do a re-format and re-install to see if it persisted...it did.
Malware is handled by Arovax and Microsoft's Defender and Firefox is the default browser.
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