Slow XP Shortcut Icons

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Martin, May 31, 2004.

  1. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Has anyone else seen this problem when starting up Windows
    XP, some of the shortcuts on the desktop are just white
    boxes ?.

    Only after a couple of minutes do the pictures (icons)
    appear in the boxes ?.

    Any ideas of why and how to fic it ?.

    Martin.
     
    Martin, May 31, 2004
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  2. Martin

    Guest Guest

    There's a lot going on at boot and the desktop display is one of the last things to happen. Make sure you don't have too many unnecessary items loading at startup--like Real Player & the like, auto updates, scans and spyware. Also, some desktop icons need to refresh from the Internet. Perhaps you have too many shortcuts on the desktop. Try a desktop cleanup to eliminate some seldom used icons.
     
    Guest, May 31, 2004
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  3. Martin

    D.Currie Guest

    "Martin" <> wrote in message
    news:15fd601c44731$5447ae90$...
    > Has anyone else seen this problem when starting up Windows
    > XP, some of the shortcuts on the desktop are just white
    > boxes ?.
    >
    > Only after a couple of minutes do the pictures (icons)
    > appear in the boxes ?.
    >
    > Any ideas of why and how to fic it ?.
    >
    > Martin.
    >


    Check for spyware/adware. Best guess is that you've got something running
    that's slowing down the computer to the point where the graphics refresh is
    taking a long time.
     
    D.Currie, May 31, 2004
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