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Windows Explorer screen pulsing

by peterwill / March 29, 2004 5:29 PM PST

I have been using the same computer and configuration (Windows XP home edition)for 18 months without problems. Suddenly when using Windows Explorer, on clicking on any area, My Computer or any drive letter,the screen area between the tool bar and the start bar starts to pulse or refresh about every second. Any ideas?

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Re:Windows Explorer screen pulsing
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2004 5:50 PM PST
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Re:Re:Windows Explorer screen pulsing
by peterwill / March 29, 2004 6:10 PM PST

Thanks for the quick response. Yep! Have run both Pest Patrol and Ad Aware and Norton AV and all are clear with no problems.

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Re:Re:Re:Windows Explorer screen pulsing
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2004 7:33 PM PST

Just make sure with a pass of CWSHREDDER and HOUSECALL.

Then try this.

1. Boot to SAFE MODE and then a reboot.
2. Turn off the Status Bar and back on.

Any finding or change?


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Re:Re:Re:Re:Windows Explorer screen pulsing
by peterwill / March 29, 2004 8:50 PM PST

Bob, many thanks.

I haven't used CWSHREDDER or HOUSECALL but went for the Safe and reboot possibility and low and behold it works. I had to jiggle around with various options in the View menu but it seems to have done the trick. Thanks a million it's saved me from going completely loopy!

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What that trip to safe mode might have done...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2004 9:03 PM PST

It can cause some icon and cached items to be rebuilt...

Hopefully this will be it...


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