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Mo Mosaic1 View Public Profile Find all posts by Mosaic1 #14 November 27th, 2010, 10:24 PM Mamacat104 Senior Member Join Date: Jan 2003 O/S: Windows 7 64-bit Location: Feb 22, 2004 #6 IdR TS Rookie How I Fixed Similar Problem I had a similar problem on WindowsXP SP 2 and needless to say, it was extremely annoying. I keep losing my sound and have to reboot to get it working again...internet Exlorer and Firefox continually runs the "Script is causing computer to run slow" and you have to Was working fine til that time...I didn't install anything so not sure what caused this problem. his comment is here

Run System File Checker If the two methods above did not work, there may be some system files that have become corrupt and the problem won't go away until the files are As for the article though, I take it that's a joke. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise www.cybertechhelp.com | home Cyber Tech Help Support Forums > Operating Systems > Windows 7 Desktop Freezes / cannot open Icons User then maybe we can do closer look...the computer has been acting strange lately... https://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/73235-desktop-icons-freeze-but-start-menu-taskbar-work-normal.html

It has done this twice today already...first time it froze, I rebooted the computer to get it working... Or at least that is what Motherboard Monitor shows while I had it freeze. (I also have a Zalman 9500 attached to P4 Chip (it's a 3Ghz PRESCOTT) to keep it Arrange icons 1 Un-check Auto arrange icons. 2 Check Align icons to grid. 3 Arrange icons to required position. 4 Right click desktop, Left click Refresh. Take control of your files and folders with AB Commander file manager for Windows 10,8,7,Vista, and XP.

May 4, 2007 Freeze Town Sep 28, 2006 Add New Comment You need to be a member to leave a comment. You can get to the display setting by going to Power Options from the Control Panel and then clicking on Change plan settings. It's crazy. Sometime between wake states, my icons would either revert back to an old setting, or just line up to the left without me intervening in any way.

Demi O says: January 13, 2016 at 5:37 pm In my Windows 10 I can't even get ANY options/drop-down menu when I right click anywhere on my desktop. It seems to be something all the time lately. Disable Sleep Mode Another more rare reason your desktop icons might disappear is because of the monitor. check my blog I didn't have this issue before updating.

Games and so forth do not lock up like this at any point. I am sorry for interrupting, but I feel you may have some kind of malware. You see, if the video card or its driver do not behave well, they may change the resolution spontaneously, and when the resolution changes, it causes Windows to rearrange the icons Test the strength of your password with USBCrypt Setting up the external text editor for AB Commander How to restrict Internet Explorer from downloading programs from the Internet Personal vs business

Brian says: October 1, 2014 at 6:43 am Didnt work for me :( mine was already unchecked the icons moving really annoy me especially when i spend so much time arranging http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/folder-freeze.11200/ Will post back. It's just really been fun (NOT)...LOL... I truly regret "upgrading" to it from Windows 7. :+( WinAbility Software says: January 14, 2016 at 3:04 am @Demi O : Could it be that your computer in the "tablet"

If updating the driver does not solve the problem, try tweaking the video card settings, such as changing its resolution or the display mode. this content There is absolutely nothing going on that has the light coming on. Are you sure you tried moving an icon over other icons for up to like 60 seconds? When you exit the game, the screen resolution may change back, but the icons have already been re-arranged.

Try it and see how it works. Two or three times a week, I come in to work and everything has been rearranged. Worked for me. weblink AB Commander Take control of your files and folders with AB Commander file manager for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

If none of the solutions above have worked, then you might have to take more drastic actions. when I freeze up again, I will use task manager and close out the Iexplore and see if that helps...After I logged off and bck on, all the Iexplores disappeared from In Windows 7 and higher, you right-click on the desktop and choose View and then make sure Show desktop icons is checked.

You can run it by going to Start, Run, typing CMD and then typing sfc /scannow.

To do this, open Explorer, click on Organize and then click on Folder and search options. hehe. MS/Windows have always failed totally to stop itself from undoing all the work one does putting icons in related groups. Yet, when you move an icon to a new position, Windows moves it back to some other place, not the one you want.

If unchecking the Auto-arrange icons option didn't work and the icons keep moving, it could be due to several other possibilities: 1. so do I close out the one Explorer.exe and then in new Tasks windown, type the Explorer.exe and enter... How do I stop Windows from rearranging my desktop icons? check over here I will just leave them be till hopefully I can clear this up!Filemon showed 0 activity when icon freezes so I didn't include it:As far as I know I shouldn't have

One or more of those could be malfunctioning.Well, since all of my desktop icons are really shortcuts, I don't think I have ever tried it. (Or do you mean diff file Now rightclick your HD in Explorer, and run first Chkdsk and then the Defragger (may need all night, start it before you go to bed). Thank you so much Barbara no problem just post back with the results Sfcvaughn View Public Profile Find all posts by Sfcvaughn #11 November 25th, 2010, 05:40 AM Mosaic1 Even if the script is slowing...

Show Desktop Icons The latter method is easier to fix. How to stop Microsoft Edge from hijacking PDF files Preventing installations of specific programs with Folder Guard Folder Guard licensing explained Speed up the updates of the network folders Make your Not sure how long this will last. So as I said it is hard for me to find the exact moment it freezes.

I will investigate. Then right click again and go to view again and then you will be able to change the auto arrange section.