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DELL INSPIRON 1300 DESKTOP ICONS and Taskbar flashes on and off gone most of time

Shortly after logging in my desktop icons and taskbar/ start menu disappear what do I do?

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Try a system restore if it will allow you. If not you may need to run a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc.

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  • 1 Right-click on the desktopicon1.png. A drop-down menu will appear on which you will click on "Properties."
  • 2 In the "Display Properties" box, click on the "Settings" tab.
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Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_4855250_make-windows-icons-smaller.html#ixzz2ifeSGGtj

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