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Hey.
I have a weird issue on my computer.
for example when i want to remove something from control panel i remove it and it still stays but when i click refresh the item disappears and when i try to change any folder name it stays the same until i refresh it...what the hell is this?and even when i try to move some file to folder i wont see it until i click refresh...
Edited by someonewhy - 5/30/13 at 11:22am
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I had that happen to me on my old Atom-powered HTPC all the time. I could literally sit there for 15 minutes, and nothing would change until I hit refresh.

I honestly don't know how to fix it though, since that computer's INSANE slowness pissed me off so bad I seriously took a hole saw to the case (it's OK, it was one of those cheesy all-in-one Nvidia ION things).
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I had that for the second time...sometimes this problem appears and sometimes not...i really don't know if formatting my pc is worth it
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I had that for the second time...sometimes this problem appears and sometimes not...i really don't know if formatting my pc is worth it

Is the PC generally slow or it affects only that portion of the OS which you've mentioned?
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Nope my pc is super fast you can see my rig on my signature..only on os
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Try this:

Rebuilding the Icon Cache Database

1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.

2. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe.

3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.

4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.

5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)

6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK

7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
EXIT

8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)

9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK


Source: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/c8b1f896-bbb7-43b8-be8e-5d28916268e0
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