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Thread: Icons slow to fill on desktop

  1. #1
    Bob Jones Guest

    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.



  2. #2
    DL Guest

    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
    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.
    >




  3. #3
    bojimbo26one@aol.com Guest

    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 ?

  4. #4
    Bob Jones Guest

    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
    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 ?




  5. #5
    DL Guest

    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
    news:um4YS7bXIHA.4828@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >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 ?

    >
    >




  6. #6
    he Guest

    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.

  7. #7
    Bob Jones Guest

    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
    news:Xns9A2E520AB9561h6y23@207.46.248.16...
    > "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.




  8. #8
    Join Date
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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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