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Boot Up Takes Long Time to Display Desktop Icons Correctly

Discussion in 'Software' started by COMPUABLE, Dec 5, 2011.


    COMPUABLE First Sergeant

    The Problem: Boot Up Takes Long Time to Display Desktop Icons Correctly

    The problem here is not the actual boot-up time – that is fine. The problem occurs as the icons appear on the desktop. As they each appear they all look exactly the same (generic looking unloaded icon) for about a minute or two then they look OK. Wondering if something in my registry got messed up recently. Looking for advice on how to troubleshoot this issue so I can fix the improperly loading desktop icons.

    The second related problem that I'm having is that after the icons appear OK; when I right click on them (or double click) to open them there is a long pause (about 15-30 seconds) before they open.

    Windows XP Home (SP3) Build 2600

    Side Note: Also, just to let you know; I already searched the web and found numerous references to the problem XP users had with icons not appearing at all at boot up or taking a long time to appear. My problem is not that the icons do not appear at all - they appear on the desktop - but just do not appear correctly.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  2. plodr

    plodr Major Geek Super Extraordinaire


    COMPUABLE First Sergeant

    Thanks so much plodr... Both suggestions were great: Problem Solved. :-D

    I took an old Win XP computer out of mothballs over the weekend and I've been sprucing it up a bit. I'm also having a bit of a hard time getting the DVD/RW drive to function; but I'll start a new thread for that problem...

    Thanks again!


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