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Thread: Windows XP Desktop icons not visible for a few seconds, then reappear?




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    Default Windows XP Desktop icons not visible for a few seconds, then reappear?

    My windows XP desktop icons along with the taskbar keep flashing (they are visible for about 5 seconds, then they both disappear for 3-4 seconds). Everytime they disappear, any folders (ie. My Documents, Control Panel folders) all close. The folders don't reappear when the desktop icons/taskbar reappears and I have to open the folders again myself.

    I already created a new user profile for my PC and it didn't help. When I right click on my desktop, and arrange desktop icons, 'show desktop icons' is checked.

    Also, after this began happening, I ran a Norton Antivirus and Ad Aware scan and they both found some trojans which I then had removed (and the files associated with them by the programs respectively). I also tried system restore after that and the only entry (yesterdays) that I could select in system restore didn't work because it encountered some sort of error and said system restore can't restore back to yesterday. It might be because adaware deleted some registry entries that were infected with trojans.

    Can somebody please help if they have had similar experiences?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Windows XP Desktop icons not visible for a few seconds, then reappear?

    Ad-aware usually will not cause such problems (although I suppose it could). The trojans themselves probably caused the damage.
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