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Why does my desktop sometimes disappear after boot?

Raizy

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It's happened a couple of times on me. I would power up the computer, then the desktop will disappear. I can't click anywhere except the little rectangular box where you can see the My Computer icon. It seems like the actual desktop is hiding in there. If I change resolutions, it goes back to normal. to change resolutions, I can only do the right click --> properties inside the rectangle.
 

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Thats not XP is it? Or are you just running the old school theme?

Have you tried updating your drivers? Is this recent? Upgrade to new monitor?
 
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#3
That is XP, just old theme. Are video drivers installed?
 

Raizy

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Video Card(s) XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320 MB
Display(s) Ilo 32" HDTV 1366 x 768 native
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Audio Device(s) Waiting for Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
Power Supply OCZ 700W GameXtreme
Software Windows XP 32-Bit
#4
Forceware 169.21 It rarely does this. Could it be that I damaged my hardware from OCing?
 

Raizy

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Display(s) Ilo 32" HDTV 1366 x 768 native
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Audio Device(s) Waiting for Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
Power Supply OCZ 700W GameXtreme
Software Windows XP 32-Bit
#5
Bump ?