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Win 7 Home desktop screen not "updating"?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by mhunter, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. mhunter

    mhunter

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    I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and my desktop won't automatically refresh. If I download something to my desktop or drag something to the recycle bin, either the download won't show or the unwanted file remains on the desktop. Hitting F5 for a manual screen refresh cleans it up, but it's annoying. This is a brand new build and install, so it's not like I'm running an old, beat install of Windows... Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. MrSmoofy

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    That's pretty odd, I've never come across that before.
     

  3. Toyman

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    I found this possible fix:

    1) I backed up the registry.
    2) Searched for occurrences of the word refresh and found this key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}\Instance
    which contains three subkeys. One of them, curiously enough, is DontRefresh and it has a value of 1 (turned ON)
    3) I then changed the value to 0 (turned OFF) and hit F5 to refresh and save the now changed registry.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...h/249f4794-13c8-4fc5-939c-b3d1fe6433fb?page=2
     
  4. mhunter

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    Thanks, Toyman. I did some Google searching on the issue and saw that "fix". However, there is NO instance of "refresh" or "dontrefresh" at all when I search the registry file.
     
  5. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    Chipset and Video drivers are fresh installs? In that order?

    Fresh install isn't always a *good* install...

    Perhaps some burn-in testing???

    I would at least use the 'SAFE MODE' memory tester to assure your ram isn't flakey, then consider the Video drivers...
     
  6. Toyman

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    I've had/got a similar issue with XP. The only thing I can think of is going through the suggestions on those forums and trying each one.
     
  7. mhunter

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    Yup, latest drivers and motherboard BIOS. Done plenty of burn-in utilities and Memtest86+ with no errors. This computer isn't "brand new", per se... I built it at the end of June, so it has approx. two months of solid daily (and overnight) operation.