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Old 11-07-2005, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a new mobo and processor and those are the only problems I have at the moment. Everything runs good. Games run good, video plays, just the desktop looks like above.

I've updated the mobo and all the drivers, I tried to rollback to older drivers but the same problems showed up. I tried various things and just ended up with the same results.

Problems:
- desktop icons dont show (some) and only show on mouse click
- text overlays in text box type stuff
- multicolor 3d shading type thing

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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uninstall windowblinds or whatever your skining it with. Dont shell out windows period, it wasnt made to do that, and it just eats the sh!t out of resources.
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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im not using windows blinds or anything like that.
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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that looks like xp to me. What are you skinning it with? Cause thats not a default skin, unless its some new fangled gadget in media center or somthing. More details on system specs including OS and ver/sp
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It really looks like your skinning it with something third party, either a pack or a program, at either rate, it wasnt made by a professional, or it doesnt seem to have been. Kick it back to stock skin, reboot, if its still fd up, uninstall whatever your skinning with.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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well i reinstalled windows total format and all that good stuff. i reinstalled all the driver and updated everything.

my pc:
amd 64 3500+
ecs k8t890-a
1280mb ram
200gb hd
creative 24bit soundcard
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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so this is happening on a fresh install of xp home? pro? what? Did you grab drivers from manu website, or off a disk the hardware came with. How is this skinned? Im confused.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yes this is happening on a fresh install on xp pro.

i got the drivers from the cd and the nvidia website...both didnt work. i rolled back to the 66.xx drivers but those didnt work well either.

the desktop was skinned because i fixed the uxtheme.dll thing.

i think i found out the problem. could it be that since i have an agp card and i put it in an agp express slot? it seems to come back to that and i cant find a compatibilty chart thing on the ecs website for my mobo.
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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PROBLEM SOLVED! YAY! Anyways, new motherboard fixed all the problems. Thanks for the help.
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