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
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  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
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  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
    #3
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. steve

    Slow, slow, slow, slow to load pages

    steve, Jan 7, 2004, in forum: Windows XP Internet Explorer
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    770
    Guest
    Mar 8, 2004
  2. Guest

    assigning icons to desktop shortcut icons

    Guest, Oct 28, 2005, in forum: Windows XP General
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    883
    Guest
    Oct 30, 2005
  3. GB

    Web site shortcut icons default to IE icons, why?

    GB, Mar 16, 2006, in forum: Windows XP Internet Explorer
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    275
  4. akm
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    265
  5. PaulB

    RE: Desktop Shortcut Icons are not actually Shortcut Icons

    PaulB, Dec 20, 2008, in forum: Windows Vista File Management
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    364
    PaulB
    Dec 20, 2008
Loading...

Share This Page