Computer Icons Keep Disappearing

  AngelicAngel 14:32 28 May 04

Just recently when I go to close an application down (for example recycle bin or control panel) all the icons on my desktop disappear for a few seconds before returning. The only difference I can see that this makes to my pc is that some of the icons on the task bar disappear. Has anyone any ideas on why it does this?
I have an HP pavilion with windows XP home, 2.53Ghz
Any help is greatly appreciated.

  Graham ® 14:49 28 May 04

I think it's a known problem when using High Resolution. Right click a blank part of the taskbar, click 'Lock the taskbar'.

  techpro 14:54 28 May 04

The problem is the desktop crashing, probably caused by an error in the application you were using. Some utilities don't detect this and don't redraw their system tray icons. I don't think locking the task bar will help with this - you have to log out and log back in again.

  AngelicAngel 15:31 28 May 04

Thanks for the tips.. Pc still works ok just a bit annoying when it happens.
Thanks for you responses

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