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Desktop constantly ''refreshes''

by omgh4x / January 19, 2006 3:44 PM PST

I have a problem with my desktop. Every few seconds, my desktop seems to be ''refreshing''. My taskbar seems to disappear for a moment, then returning and reloading the taskbar icons, as if I just logged into windows. This is very annoying, because it's very hard to do anything now because it lags my computer every few seconds. I don't know why it's doing this, or when it started, it just seemed to happen over night. I scanned for viruses with PandaSoftware free online scan and removed some trojans. I also scanned for spyware with Ad-aware, Spyware Doctor, and also used Registry Mechanic and EasyCleaner to fix others problems I think are triggering the problem, but it didn't seem to fix it. Another thing is that sometimes goes away, especially when I'm doing any type of scan, but it can return at any second. It always appears after a reboot. If anyone knows why this is happening and/or how to fix it, it would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks!

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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2006 2:08 AM PST

1. Try EWIDO and eject what it finds.

2. Use system restore to when it worked proper.


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Another option could be to...
by caktus / January 20, 2006 2:30 AM PST
In reply to: 2 ideas.

change temporary internet file Settings to not check for new versions of pages you've recently visited. Go to Tools > Internet Options > General tab > under Temporary Internet files select the radio button beside ''Never''. Then left click OK > OK.

If you want to make sure a page you are visiting is the most current version you will have to left click the Refresh button. But if you frequently clear your the Temporary Internet files you shouldn't have to Refresh very often.

You [may] find that some pages even load faster.

Hope this helps.

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by caktus / January 20, 2006 2:35 AM PST

try the "Automatic" setting before bothering with the "Never" setting. The Automatic setting should only refresh occasionally.

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by lauraliz1212 / February 5, 2006 3:06 PM PST

I have the EXACT same problem. Has anything worked for your computer? Any Help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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desktop refreshes
by / February 5, 2006 9:44 PM PST
In reply to: Same

I had the exact same problem in another thread....

none of the usual scanners found anything (Ewido,Adaware,spybot,housecall etc.)

Ended up re-installing windows...


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