Desktop icons disappear every few seconds and ....
...and interrupts whatever I am working on. Then I have to click on
my email, program, or whatever I was working on to proceed.
Seems to have started after I updated QuickTime. Have uninstalled and reinstalled...still a problem. When I am interrupted it always goes back
to finder window until I click on whatever I was working on.
Re: Desktop icons disappear every few seconds and ....
It might be linked to Stuffit. Do you guys have Stuffit installed? There is a preference called Stuffit
AVR (Archive Via Rename): In your system preferences go to the bottom
and click on the Stuffit AVR option. Click the Stuffit AVR tab on the left, and click the "STOP" button. This should do the trick. For
some reason this is cycling through our desktop/finder and causing so
much of the frustration when you update your quicktime.
If that did not help or if you do not have Stuffit, try turning off Affloat.
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hi try system restore .take it beyond the date when your problem first began.(do system restore in safe mode)this sounds like a virus ..i,ve done this before and it worked .if this dosen,t work you can reverse this action..another remedy is a good propriatry virus remover like; trojan remover; or bart pe.this ones used through your optical drive.failing all this reinstall a fresh set of windows.hope this helps.
Right click on the desktop selecting properties. Click the desktop tab, and on the lower right, click customize. This will give you a list of icons that can be set to the desktop. Simply click the box for "My Computer" and click apply. The icon will now be on your desktop;
make an alias of the appropriate program or work folder by single clicking on the application or folder going to the file menu and selecting "make alias" then you can drag the alias (shows up italics) to your desktop. Hope this helps
Hi there. My name is Alex and Im here to help solve your problem
First of all, AVG has always had a problem installing when windows updates are enabled and download and install automatically. I would recommend uninstalling all updates that have been installed to your computer and disable automatic updates which I will explain to you below
To uninstall the updates.
Click start, settings and click control panel.
On the icon add and remove programs, please double click
You will now see all the programs and updates installed on your computer. The microsoft updates are located near to the bottom of the list and there may be a lot of them installed. You can only uninstall one update at a time. You may be prompted that uninstalling a windows update may cause a program not to work properly, this is normal so you can continue uninstalling them. When you have uninstalled these updates please restart your computer.
To disable the automatic updates
Right click on your icon My computer or My pc which is located on the desktop or on the start menu (if you are running windows xp) and select properties
You will then see a sub menu called 'Automatic updates' and inside this menu you will have the choice to disable the updates
If you are using windows xp and you have system restore enabled on your computer, then you will be able to take the computer back to an earlier time when it was working correctly. Please save all documents first to insure that nothing will be lost if you decide to do a 'system restore'. There is a very friendly wizard to help you restore your computer. You can get to the system restore by clicking start, programs, accesories, system tools and selecting system restore.
Regarding your problem about your desktop disappearing, to restore your icons on the desktop, right click anywhere on the desktop and select organise icons and be sure that the heading 'show desktop icons' is ticked. This will restore your desktop items
Last of all try installing AVG, if you still experience problems with this issue, then please let me know. Im happy to help
Is it a valid version of Windows? If not the Authentic Windows validation update might have disabled normal function of the OS. Otherwise this may be serious damage due to spyware. Spyware software like SPYWAREDETECTOR are about $30 per year and work pretty well. Free ones are often 'get what you pay for' quality - crap. You may also have to use the windows disc to run a repair to fix the damage done once the spyware is gone. Or reinstall Windows.