Desktop Help

By tylerb3
Nov 29, 2007
  1. Just started having this problem today...
    My toolbar, and my desktop items keep reseting about every 5 seconds.
    it goes away for about 5 seconds then comes back.. it just does that over and over again


    OS: Windows XP Home
    Memory: 3 Gigs

    Edit: Something else that I just noticed I opened up my task manager , and everytime the desktop resets it removes Explorer.exe , then it reappears when the icons , and tool bar reappears.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Explorer.exe is automatically restarted by the system when ever it goes down.

    The cause of it going down is most often spyware.

    Try starting in Safe Mode with Networking and running SpybotSD and Ad-Aware.

    If that fails go HERE and do the full Techspot treatment.

    You could also just try a "clean boot" as a troubleshooting measure -

    Go to msconfig start up and uncheck everything except firewall,then restart.

    Then,if necessary go back to msconfig click on the Services,click "Hide all Microsoft services"

    then uncheck the ones that are left,then restart computer.
  3. tylerb3

    tylerb3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    thanks for the response Po Girl... I just restored to an earlier date , and everything seems to be fixed. I'm still running Spybot , and antivirus just to make sure I don't have anything I don't want on there.
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    If the problem returns, that link I gave you is the place to go.
  5. tylerb3

    tylerb3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    alright... thanks very much for the help.
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