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Windows 7: Icons in menus and folders load/display slowly

03 Sep 2010   #11

Win7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
I wonder if you simply have icon cache problems - have you tweaked the install at all? I know there are tools out there to rebuild the icon cache, and reg keys to increase it's size, but if it happens on every reboot that would seem to indicate perhaps icon cache problems?
Could be... I'm not sure what you mean by "tweak" the install, this is a prebuilt system that had an OEM version of Win7 already loaded out-of-the-box. I have tried to increase the icon cache size, but I have not tried to delete/rebuild the icon cache database file. Which might be worth a shot.

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07 Sep 2010   #12

Win 7 Ultimate x64
Same problem but no MSE loaded

I am having this same problem on a completely fresh install of Windows 7 Ult x64. I have been running Win7 on this machine since the beta just before the RC and have used every version up until current. This has never happened even after I have loaded eleventy billion apps.

I have Win installed on my Vertex SSD with apps separated to my WD storage drive. I haven't even gotten far enough to install anything other than the same drivers I used before my reinstall. I just can't think of what could be causing it. Everything seems responsive except for menus. I get a white page icon for about 2 seconds before the regular on loads, and they only load when I look at them. Meaning if I pull the menu up it takes a few secs to draw the icons/folders, then if I go back later to look in a folder I get same delay inside each folder. I really don't want to reinstall everything again and just hope it fixes it...
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07 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 10 Pro x64

It might be useful to run process monitor whilst reproducing the thumbnail delay to see if there's any hdd file or registry access that is causing the delay.
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15 Sep 2011   #14

Windows 10 Home 64b

I have the same darn problem, is the only thing i really hate from Windows 7 and the problem was long time before i installed MSE so could not be the problem. Every time i reboot or do a could boot and go to Start--> All Programs the icons have to reload again. I have tried the cache rebuild, but nothing helps. Is there any word from Microsoft on this matter?
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