Show Desktop

  daz246 18:41 30 Aug 2003
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Whenever I click on the show desktop icon on the bottom tray it goes back to the desktop but then the icons take ages to appear, usually they start as the unassociated version.

any ideas?
darren

  User-312386 18:50 30 Aug 2003

sounds like you need to carry out a disk check, clean up and a defragmentation to me

  daz246 19:58 30 Aug 2003

I've defragged but this has made no difference.

  User-312386 08:01 03 Sep 2003

Could you give us your full specs please

it could be that you have a lot of programmes running in the background and this could be the cause of the problem

have you tried start>run msconfig

now look in the startup tab and see what is running in the background

If there are programmes that you know that are running at startup then un-check them

  SheffieldSpy 08:22 03 Sep 2003

What OS are you running? i.e. Windows XP. How much memory is there in your computer?

  daz246 18:39 03 Sep 2003

Im using Windows XP, with 256MB of memory, there are 25 programs running, which ones can I turn off?????

  User-312386 19:12 03 Sep 2003

turn off the ones you recognise and click here for a full search list of start up items

  Rayuk 20:08 03 Sep 2003

click here

May help to be able to turn some services off.

A little more ram would be very handy.

  00edgarj 20:11 03 Sep 2003

You can also help by using Microsoft TweakUI for Windows XP - there is a facility to rebuild iconsd - though this may not be directly linked to your problem there are several other useful "housekeeping" tools there too.

You can download it from the Microsoft PowerToys site at

click here

good luck,

00

  Pesala 20:54 03 Sep 2003

To show the desktop, hold down the Windows key and press M.

  daz246 19:37 04 Sep 2003

I have the nvidia media center loaded.

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