Here's what happens:
1. The icons on the desktop disappear for a second and the screen turns
2. All the icons on the desktop redraw themselves.
3. I hear a sound that indicates that the floppy drive is being checked for
The taskbar remains unchanged. I do not use a program that changes the
desktop wallpaper on a regular basis.
> How do you mean refresh? Does this happen when you have no programs open
> you are looking at the desktop after windows has finished booting or have
> you just clicked the show desktop shortcut on your quicklaunch bar ?
> Does this refresh process involve reloading the wallpaper, icons and task
> bar or any other oblects? Also can you describe what the desktop looks
> when it does this refresh, eg. do the icons disappear and return etc.
> When you describe a problem without much other information about the rest
> the computer and what you may have done previous to the event, it can help
> us come up with a more effective solution to help solve the problem.
> I would not think that during a desktop refresh of icons and wallpaper,
> it should need to check your alternative media drives and so far with the
> information given, I would suggest that it could be a 3rd party
> Do you use a program that changes your desktop wallpaper on a regular
> Ray Taylor
> > My desktop refreshes itself very frequently which I find somewhat
> > because I have to wait for the process to finish before I can resume
> > computing. Part of the process seems to involve checking my drives for
> > media.
> > Are these frequent refreshes normal?
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Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.483 / Virus Database: 279 - Release Date: 5/20/2003