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Windows 7: Does your icons refresh / flicker quickly on startup?

View Poll Results: Does your icons flicker / refresh quickly on boot?
Yes they do. 12 92.31%
No they don't. 1 7.69%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

18 Mar 2010   #11
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

I get similar when i login, most of my desktop icons are blank icons until fully loaded up then they refresh and done. Not sure if this the same as what your on about, but it is something i have had with every XP, vista and 7 install i have had to date


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18 Mar 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
I get similar when i login, most of my desktop icons are blank icons until fully loaded up then they refresh and done. Not sure if this the same as what your on about, but it is something i have had with every XP, vista and 7 install i have had to date
My XP does it three or four times before everything is fully loaded.
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18 Mar 2010   #13
thebigg123

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Guess it's normal. Guess OS X and linux don't have this problem cause were better than them.
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19 Mar 2010   #14
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

They don't flicker on mine, they are pretty much immediate but I know what the OP means - have seen this on other machines.
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19 Mar 2010   #15
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

ya i get the same thing .. i always thought it's because of MSE or ati catalyst .. doesnt cause any problems though.
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19 Jun 2010   #16
phillfri

Windows 7
 
 

My Win7 netbook does this every time I boot it. It slows my boot time down to 1 min 15 sec. Its a pain. Have not been able to figure out why it happens. On boot, I get all my icons shown on the desktop. Then, towards the end of the boot process, the system blanks out all the desktop icons (they're all white) and starts reloading the appropriate icon images. It takes forever. Aggravating.
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25 Jul 2010   #17
ojpi

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Try to tick box in folder options "Always show icons, never miniatures"
This might help! or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer add "Max Cached Icons" at value 4096. One of these options solved issue for me.
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08 Apr 2012   #18
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Anyone solved this problem? I'm experiencing the same too.
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08 Apr 2012   #19
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebigg123 View Post
My icons flicker / refresh quickly on statup. Wondering if this is normal? Install like a week or 2 old.
Using "normal" and "computer behavior" is a dichotomy. To more directly answer your question; the behavior is not unusual. I have seen systems rebuild the icon cache when booting take a couple or more seconds. For the most part, the refresh is associated with some startup program running in the background and is not a cause for concern.
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08 Apr 2012   #20
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebigg123 View Post
My icons flicker / refresh quickly on statup. Wondering if this is normal? Install like a week or 2 old.
Using "normal" and "computer behavior" is a dichotomy. To more directly answer your question; the behavior is not unusual. I have seen systems rebuild the icon cache when booting take a couple or more seconds. For the most part, the refresh is associated with some startup program running in the background and is not a cause for concern.
But it does get a bit of annoying to me. How would I be able to pinpoint which startup program is causing this behavior?
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