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Neil F
24-07-2012, 12:51 PM
I use Win 7 32 bit . All MS updates are installed except for he Bing Desktop which I don't want.

I start off my PC and for a while the Icons(Generally folders on the Desktop) allow me o access the programs or shortcuts within.
After a while (I haven';t found a set time) they freeze. Sometimes the original Icon picture remains on screen and at others they revert to the original bland plian brown folder icon.

I then go to Windows Explorer and select Desktop . In there the original icon pictures display and I can click on them to execute the program I want within.

I tried the HP Support (I have an HP610 laptop) program but it found no errors or updates needed.

This seems to have started since I uninstalled NOD32 (under ESET guidance) and installed Avast anti virus.

Avast seems to be working as expected.

Any ideas as to the cause of the freezing desktop icons?


Speedy Gonzales
24-07-2012, 12:59 PM
This sound like your prob? (http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/73235-desktop-icons-freeze-but-start-menu-taskbar-work-normal.html)