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Old 11-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There is no urgency behind this question, just curiousity. I cleaned my laptop today with an air can, and dusted my cpu fan, and some other places. I decided to take out my Seagate hard drive just for the heck of it, and blew on it to remove any dust.

When I replaced that HDD back into the computer, and the battery, and put all the plates back on, I started it up.

When my desktop loaded, my taskbar was gone, and all of my icons. It took a few minutes of them flashing on and off for all of my original settings to return, but after a while, everything was back to normal.

I assume something was reset when I removed and replaced my HDD, even though the battery was off...

My question simply is, what exactly happened that caused my computer to do this?

Also, I believe my computer is loading programs a little faster because of this. Is this an illusion, or could this have helped?

ASUS; Vista. Request any more info.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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probably u just need to restart your pc.
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