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Old November 2nd 12, 02:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Ron Patterson
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Default flickering icons

WinXP SP3 updated 11/1/12
When I open the program the icons on the desktop start flickering and are
not 'active'
The one click icons on the task bar are active and if I open a few programs
with them after a while the
desktop icons stop flickering. I did a System Restore to no avail and
updated my video driver.
I unplugged and replugged all connections.

Same thing happens when I boot into Win 7 on a separate internal HD but I
can't stop the flickering icons
there.



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Old November 2nd 12, 09:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Long shot, but, try a different keyboard. Flickering icons usually occur
just after boot-up [XP] as the desktop refreshes for the first time after
successfully loading all the desktop icons. I don't know of anything else
that would cause the desktop to refresh like that, and continuously, except
for the [F5] function-key. Pressing the [F5] key forces a refresh of the
desktop (when no other application has focus) and a "stuck" [F5] key would
cause the symptoms you describe.

One other theory, rare program installations, whilst active, or certain
connected hardware, may interfere with the system in a similar fashion -
try to remember when this effect began and what programs were installed /
hardware or peripherals added, that might have made this difference. Try
disconnecting any recently connected devices / uninstalling the last
program installed...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Ron Patterson" wrote in message
m...
WinXP SP3 updated 11/1/12
When I open the program the icons on the desktop start flickering and are
not 'active'
The one click icons on the task bar are active and if I open a few
programs with them after a while the
desktop icons stop flickering. I did a System Restore to no avail and
updated my video driver.
I unplugged and replugged all connections.

Same thing happens when I boot into Win 7 on a separate internal HD but I
can't stop the flickering icons
there.




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Old November 2nd 12, 07:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Ron Patterson
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Default flickering icons

What a GREAT call Tim! Indeed it was the keyboard and it appears theat the
F5 key may have been sticking and releasing.

Well done and thank you.

A. Baba
Blue Master


"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
Long shot, but, try a different keyboard. Flickering icons usually occur
just after boot-up [XP] as the desktop refreshes for the first time after
successfully loading all the desktop icons. I don't know of anything else
that would cause the desktop to refresh like that, and continuously,
except for the [F5] function-key. Pressing the [F5] key forces a refresh
of the desktop (when no other application has focus) and a "stuck" [F5]
key would cause the symptoms you describe.

One other theory, rare program installations, whilst active, or certain
connected hardware, may interfere with the system in a similar fashion -
try to remember when this effect began and what programs were installed /
hardware or peripherals added, that might have made this difference. Try
disconnecting any recently connected devices / uninstalling the last
program installed...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Ron Patterson" wrote in message
m...
WinXP SP3 updated 11/1/12
When I open the program the icons on the desktop start flickering and are
not 'active'
The one click icons on the task bar are active and if I open a few
programs with them after a while the
desktop icons stop flickering. I did a System Restore to no avail and
updated my video driver.
I unplugged and replugged all connections.

Same thing happens when I boot into Win 7 on a separate internal HD but I
can't stop the flickering icons
there.






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Old November 3rd 12, 12:57 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default flickering icons

Just warms my heart to know I've been of some help...

Seriously, you are most welcome.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Ron Patterson" wrote in message
m...
What a GREAT call Tim! Indeed it was the keyboard and it appears theat
the F5 key may have been sticking and releasing.

Well done and thank you.

A. Baba
Blue Master


"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
Long shot, but, try a different keyboard. Flickering icons usually
occur just after boot-up [XP] as the desktop refreshes for the first
time after successfully loading all the desktop icons. I don't know of
anything else that would cause the desktop to refresh like that, and
continuously, except for the [F5] function-key. Pressing the [F5] key
forces a refresh of the desktop (when no other application has focus)
and a "stuck" [F5] key would cause the symptoms you describe.

One other theory, rare program installations, whilst active, or
certain connected hardware, may interfere with the system in a similar
fashion - try to remember when this effect began and what programs were
installed / hardware or peripherals added, that might have made this
difference. Try disconnecting any recently connected devices /
uninstalling the last program installed...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Ron Patterson" wrote in message
m...
WinXP SP3 updated 11/1/12
When I open the program the icons on the desktop start flickering and
are not 'active'
The one click icons on the task bar are active and if I open a few
programs with them after a while the
desktop icons stop flickering. I did a System Restore to no avail and
updated my video driver.
I unplugged and replugged all connections.

Same thing happens when I boot into Win 7 on a separate internal HD but
I can't stop the flickering icons
there.







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Old March 9th 13, 01:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
No_Name
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Default flickering icons


Tim Meddick - Thanks so much. In my case it was indeed a stuck F5 key.


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Old March 10th 13, 02:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default flickering icons

That's fine, my pleasure to help!...

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Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




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Tim Meddick - Thanks so much. In my case it was indeed a stuck F5 key.



 




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