Desktop Screen keeps Reseting itself ???

  2drewej 19:26 08 Apr 2005

my desktop keeps resetting itself . eg. when i install a new program the program icons load up/reset themselves again for some reason.

it only seems to do this when i load a program or install a program ?

how do i fix it ???

  Graham ® 19:30 08 Apr 2005

Do you mean the PC is re-starting?

  2drewej 19:32 08 Apr 2005

no , it doesnt reset the desktop icons just reset , they load up again over 1 or 2 seconds.

  Graham ® 20:22 08 Apr 2005

Mine sometimes does that, I think it's just refreshing itself.

  DieSse 00:34 09 Apr 2005

It's not a fault, and happens on all systems from time to time.

  ashdav 01:11 09 Apr 2005

1. use a decent defrag tool every time you install a new program. Not the Windows one. I use perfectdisk. 2.install ccleaner and set to run at boot up. 3.install more ram. I've found these three things stop the effect you describe and give a smooth load up of the desktop.

  DieSse 01:35 09 Apr 2005

The Windows defrag is perfectly OK and does a perfectly good job of defragmenting a drive. An activity which in my personal view is over touted as an activity. On a modern system defragmenting more than once every couple of months is overkill.

  2drewej 09:20 09 Apr 2005

its probabaly the ram then , i have loads of programs and only 192mb of ram on win xpsp2.
ill try disk defragmenting though.


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