Solved: No icons on desktop until reboot

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richyrich7777

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Hello
I have to reboot my computer(windows XP) in order to show the icons on the desktop.
How can I avoid this annoying problem?
Thanks;)
 

muppy03

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might need a bit more info richyrich. Do you boot, nothing happens then reboot. Or do they dissapear while comp is on then need a reboot to fix?
 

richyrich7777

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When I start my computer, no icons show on the desktop. So I then shut down and re-boot ,the icons then display correctly.
--In other words, every second starting of my computer displays the icons on the desktop.
This happens 95% of the time, Luckily I only switch on once a day as It's annoying having to reboot.

Its quite strange. :confused:
 

muppy03

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try this, might not fix the problem but might save a reboot. Right click desktop and choose properties. Then select appearance tab then advanced use drop down box in the item window and select icon, change the icon size eg it is probably set at 32, choose 31 click ok, apply ok. windows should pick up the change and see the icons. cant hurt anyway :)
 
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richyrich7777, Another thing you could try is to go to the link below and scroll down to line 166 right colum and download the "Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/View" .reg file. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. This will give you 4 icon cache choices under the View tab in Folder Options. You can experiment with the choices starting with the smallest first. See if this corrects your problem.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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