I found a thread with someone that had my exact same problem here... (I would've posted a link or a url, but since this is my first post the forum wouldn't allow it). But the thread is topic139140 The taskbar icons refresh and flash blank white icons during every startup. I tried the solutions posted with no success. I disabled ALL programs that load on startup and changed all settings of default icons in the specified folder in the registry to include ,0. But I've had no luck. Any other solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.