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Windows 7: Desktop Icons & Taskbar go missing until I hover mouse over it

26 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit
Desktop Icons & Taskbar go missing until I hover mouse over it

Hello, This is kind of a difficult issue to explain but I will try.

Occasionally my desktop icons and/or the taskbar go black/missing and do not reappear until I hover my mouse over the area where they should have been.

Another issue I occasionally have is that when I have a program open (like MS Outlook for example) and have one or more desktop folders open which overlap the program, I will minimize the folder, but it will leave these little black boxes or this weird "imprint" of that folder i just minimized onto the maximized MS Outlook or whatever program I have open. The only way it goes away usually is when I minimize and maximize all folders or programs that i have open or hover it with my mouse until it goes away and displays correctly.

Again I know this is a little hard to explain, especially the 2nd issue I noted above with the "imprint" and black boxes, but fortunately, I was able to catch the 1st issue above this morning on video and am attaching it so you can see exactly what im talking about. The zip file I attached has the video in two formats; .MOV and .WMV.

Some important things I think I should note:
-I have a dual monitor setup
-This is a new dell XPS8900 desktop PC running windows 7 Pro 64 bit - 6th gen i7-6700, 8gb Ram, 500gb SSD, 2gb Nvidia graphics card
-My windows screen saver is set to "Blank" and I have it set to make the screen blank after 7 minutes of inactivity...I may be wrong about this but it seems that these issues happen more often after I resume working on my computer and it comes out of the blank screen saver.

Any help would be very much appreciated,


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