Desktop Icons Disappear And Reappear?

Feb 16, 2006

when I close Control Panel, my desktop icons disappear for a view seconds and then reappear. Same thing happens when I close a folder which has a shortcut on my desktop.
I am not sure if this started directly after I uninstalled Norton 2002, and installed AC-Antivirus.
I also noticed that my machine got slower.
I have scanned the PC for viruses and spyware, and it seems to be OK
My machine is a HP Pavilion 540n with Win XP sp2 Home Edition, 512 RAM DDR. Pentium 4 1,60 GHz


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I keep on getting an error message saying windows explorer has to close etc. that asks you if you want to send an error report.Whether you do or not, all the desktop icons disappear for a couple of seconds then reappear only for the same message to come up again.On the more information tab it suggests I download windows XP SP2 but when I try that it wont download.It does begin downloading alright but then as its about to install it just says file could not be found.I don't know if its a coincidence but this only began after I was downloading a file on Warez that stopped downloading near the end and just said the file was corrupt. After that is when this problem began.I can continue on with whatever I'm doing on the computer but I have constant error message on front of me.

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