Icons on desktop on start up

  The Brigadier 19:43 02 Jun 2008

When i turn the pc i get the background picture i have on my desktop, but the desktop icons only seem to appear if i hit F5 refresh.

Anyway to solve this minor but annoying problem?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:55 02 Jun 2008

right click desktop - arranger icons by - tick show desktop icons.

  The Brigadier 09:09 03 Jun 2008

It's ticked already.
Everytime i start it's the same problem until i press F5.

Any other ideas?

  The Brigadier 14:53 03 Jun 2008

Anyone got any other ideas on the problem?

  woodchip 14:59 03 Jun 2008

I had slow icon loading at one point on one of my XP computers. It just sat their with empty desktop until I hit Enter, no Hard drive activity I finished up doing a Acronis Image reload. methinks it was MS Updates

  Technotiger 15:00 03 Jun 2008

As well as 'Show desktop icons' tick 'Align to grid'

  User-1229748 15:16 03 Jun 2008

are you running xp or vista or another?

  The Brigadier 09:37 04 Jun 2008


  The Brigadier 09:38 04 Jun 2008

Already ticked?

  Technotiger 09:54 04 Jun 2008

Right-click on desktop>properties>desktop>customize desktop....under General tab ticks in My Documents and My Computer and/or click on Restore default. Don't forget to click on Apply .........

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