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Old 22-01-2008
Bob Jones
 
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Icons slow to fill on desktop

When my desktop is loaded after boot the icons have place fillers and it
take several monutes for the permanent icons to fill the screen.Also from
time to time when I load the control panel I get the searching flashlight
for awhile before the icons appear.

Any ideas and/or advice is certainly appreciated.

Win XP SP2,Celeron 700 mhz,512 MB memory.



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Old 22-01-2008
DL
 
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Re: Icons slow to fill on desktop

Your system isnt fully loaded until these items are 'available'
Slow boot can be caused by numerous issues, not least memory, cpu, start up
apps, AV/Security, low disk space, malaware, drivers, etc

"Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in message
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> When my desktop is loaded after boot the icons have place fillers and it
> take several monutes for the permanent icons to fill the screen.Also from
> time to time when I load the control panel I get the searching flashlight
> for awhile before the icons appear.
>
> Any ideas and/or advice is certainly appreciated.
>
> Win XP SP2,Celeron 700 mhz,512 MB memory.
>



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Old 22-01-2008
bojimbo26one@aol.com
 
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Re: Icons slow to fill on desktop

On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 16:21:09 -0700, "Bob Jones"
<rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote:

>When my desktop is loaded after boot the icons have place fillers and it
>take several monutes for the permanent icons to fill the screen.Also from
>time to time when I load the control panel I get the searching flashlight
>for awhile before the icons appear.
>
>Any ideas and/or advice is certainly appreciated.
>
>Win XP SP2,Celeron 700 mhz,512 MB memory.
>


Have you looked in event viewer ?
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Old 23-01-2008
Bob Jones
 
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Re: Icons slow to fill on desktop

I ran the event viewer and found a non-related problem and fixed it but no
problem found related to my icons.

At boot my HD runs for an extended period,can't see an obvious reason and
have tried to selectively kill processes,this only causes other problems.

Any utilities around that will read my unique config and optimize my
system?Can't think of any other solution.

A Google search of the problem brings up lots of others fixes but the ones I
tried will not decrease my boot time,load my icons faster or limit the HD
run time.


<bojimbo26one@aol.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 16:21:09 -0700, "Bob Jones"
> <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote:
>
>>When my desktop is loaded after boot the icons have place fillers and it
>>take several monutes for the permanent icons to fill the screen.Also from
>>time to time when I load the control panel I get the searching flashlight
>>for awhile before the icons appear.
>>
>>Any ideas and/or advice is certainly appreciated.
>>
>>Win XP SP2,Celeron 700 mhz,512 MB memory.
>>

>
> Have you looked in event viewer ?



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Old 23-01-2008
DL
 
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Re: Icons slow to fill on desktop

Utilities to optimise are often good ways to kill your sys
Open msconfig, disable all startups, reboot, accept the selective startup
dialogue, and retest
If still slow, open msconfig, hide all MS Services, disable the rest, reboot
etc

And your system Memory / cpu / free hd space is?

"Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in message
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>I ran the event viewer and found a non-related problem and fixed it but no
>problem found related to my icons.
>
> At boot my HD runs for an extended period,can't see an obvious reason and
> have tried to selectively kill processes,this only causes other problems.
>
> Any utilities around that will read my unique config and optimize my
> system?Can't think of any other solution.
>
> A Google search of the problem brings up lots of others fixes but the ones
> I tried will not decrease my boot time,load my icons faster or limit the
> HD run time.
>
>
> <bojimbo26one@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:9ogbp3hmih6ef3ns5tnq4vsmhb6t4ru9sb@4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 16:21:09 -0700, "Bob Jones"
>> <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote:
>>
>>>When my desktop is loaded after boot the icons have place fillers and it
>>>take several monutes for the permanent icons to fill the screen.Also from
>>>time to time when I load the control panel I get the searching flashlight
>>>for awhile before the icons appear.
>>>
>>>Any ideas and/or advice is certainly appreciated.
>>>
>>>Win XP SP2,Celeron 700 mhz,512 MB memory.
>>>

>>
>> Have you looked in event viewer ?

>
>



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Old 23-01-2008
he
 
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Re: Icons slow to fill on desktop

"Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in
news:uEifxQIXIHA.5448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:

> When my desktop is loaded after boot the icons have place fillers and
> it take several monutes for the permanent icons to fill the
> screen.Also from time to time when I load the control panel I get the
> searching flashlight for awhile before the icons appear.
>
> Any ideas and/or advice is certainly appreciated.
>
> Win XP SP2,Celeron 700 mhz,512 MB memory.
>
>
>


A quick thing to try - change your desktop color depth from 32 bit to 16
bit, apply changes and then change it back again. (Display properties /
Settings / Color quality). This should cause it to rebuild the icon cache,
and sometimes this fixes slow loading of the desktop icons.
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Old 24-01-2008
Bob Jones
 
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Re: Icons slow to fill on desktop

Changing the desktop color depth and changing back seemed to fix the
problem.Win XP still loads slower than I would like but the icons fill the
page immediately.

Many thanks to all who helped.


"he" <who@dat.dere> wrote in message
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> "Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in
> news:uEifxQIXIHA.5448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:
>
>> When my desktop is loaded after boot the icons have place fillers and
>> it take several monutes for the permanent icons to fill the
>> screen.Also from time to time when I load the control panel I get the
>> searching flashlight for awhile before the icons appear.
>>
>> Any ideas and/or advice is certainly appreciated.
>>
>> Win XP SP2,Celeron 700 mhz,512 MB memory.
>>
>>
>>

>
> A quick thing to try - change your desktop color depth from 32 bit to 16
> bit, apply changes and then change it back again. (Display properties /
> Settings / Color quality). This should cause it to rebuild the icon
> cache,
> and sometimes this fixes slow loading of the desktop icons.



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Old 09-05-2008
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slow desktop rendering

Kill fade and shadow in desktop properties/appearance/effects - implementation of these is garbage and causes icons to render in two passes.
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