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Imac G5 desktop rebuilds randomly

My desktop ''blinks'' off and on... that is all the icons disappear and reappear. OS X 10.4.11.

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When a mac does this it is related to what is called the Finder which handles the graphical interactions with the operating system. First thing you should do is run maintenance. An excellent free tool for doing this is Onyx which can be downloaded here... (be sure to download the right version for your system).
Install the package, then run it, it will check your drive and the structure, after this, click on the automation tab and check on everything for Maintenance, Clear Cache, Cleaning, and check on Reset -> LaunchServices database and Mail's Envelope Index. When it completes, restart and this should clear up your problem.

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