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  1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       01 Dec 2015 #1

    Desktop and Toolbar constantly refreshing


    I know this problem has been posted here a million times, but no other solution has yet worked for my computer. I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that I just upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday. It's been working mostly without a hitch, but I've run into the dreaded "constant refresh" problem with the desktop and toolbar. It happens maybe every minute or so. I can use the computer just fine for the most part, but when I'm gaming, the refresh will cause the game to minimize and return me to the desktop, which is extremely annoying. Anyone have any solutions to this? I haven't tried to turn the internet off yet to see if the problem persists, but I'm sure it wouldn't. I'll also post my laptop's specs if it helps.

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU@2.5 GHz
    RAM: 6 GB
    64 Bit Operating System, x64-based processor
    Intel HD Integrated Graphics 3000
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       18 Dec 2015 #2

    HotWingsFTW said: View Post
    I know this problem has been posted here a million times, but no other solution has yet worked for my computer. I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that I just upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday. It's been working mostly without a hitch, but I've run into the dreaded "constant refresh" problem with the desktop and toolbar. It happens maybe every minute or so. I can use the computer just fine for the most part, but when I'm gaming, the refresh will cause the game to minimize and return me to the desktop, which is extremely annoying. Anyone have any solutions to this? I haven't tried to turn the internet off yet to see if the problem persists, but I'm sure it wouldn't. I'll also post my laptop's specs if it helps.

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU@2.5 GHz
    RAM: 6 GB
    64 Bit Operating System, x64-based processor
    Intel HD Integrated Graphics 3000
    Hi HotwingsFTW i had the same issue with my older Dell n5110 Laptop and tried many things. one of which was to try and update the graphics drivers as i thought that was the issue. but I solved it when i found a different solution. Check id you have IDT Audio on your machine if you do simply uninstall this then restart your machine you will find that your sound still works and the annoying desktop refresh will be fixed. this was driving me crazy but all well now.
    Hope this works for you

    Tim
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       18 Dec 2015 #3

    Tim W said: View Post
    Hi HotwingsFTW i had the same issue with my older Dell n5110 Laptop and tried many things. one of which was to try and update the graphics drivers as i thought that was the issue. but I solved it when i found a different solution. Check id you have IDT Audio on your machine if you do simply uninstall this then restart your machine you will find that your sound still works and the annoying desktop refresh will be fixed. this was driving me crazy but all well now.
    Hope this works for you

    Tim
    TIM, I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!!! That solved the problem for me also; the refreshing has stopped and my audio works fine. Thank you SO much!!!
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  4. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       29 Jan 2016 #4

    Tim W said: View Post
    Hi HotwingsFTW i had the same issue with my older Dell n5110 Laptop and tried many things. one of which was to try and update the graphics drivers as i thought that was the issue. but I solved it when i found a different solution. Check id you have IDT Audio on your machine if you do simply uninstall this then restart your machine you will find that your sound still works and the annoying desktop refresh will be fixed. this was driving me crazy but all well now.
    Hope this works for you

    Tim
    I registered here just to say that I LOVE YOU TIM W. Worked perfectly after a couple days of troubleshooting. HP Probook 4530s upgrading from 7 pro to 10. Saved my laptop.
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  5. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       01 Feb 2016 #5

    Brianhook1183 said: View Post
    I registered here just to say that I LOVE YOU TIM W. Worked perfectly after a couple days of troubleshooting. HP Probook 4530s upgrading from 7 pro to 10. Saved my laptop.
    Amen! Same here! Dell Inspiron. Problem solved.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Win7
       06 Mar 2016 #6

    I too registered just to say thanks for this tip. I was upgrading a friend's laptop to 10, after a day of removing a pile of crapware to get it to upgrade, and everything was running smooth except for this issue. While not OS breaking, it was very annoying. Thanks much!
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  7. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       31 Mar 2016 #7

    Tim W, thank you so much. I installed Win 10 on my Dell n5110 Laptop a few months ago and went back to Win 7, because of this issue. I upgraded to Win 10, yesterday and found your solution. It works like a dream.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       04 Apr 2016 #8

    Thanks!


    DeltaWhiskeyOne said: View Post
    I too registered just to say thanks for this tip. I was upgrading a friend's laptop to 10, after a day of removing a pile of crapware to get it to upgrade, and everything was running smooth except for this issue. While not OS breaking, it was very annoying. Thanks much!
    I too registered solely for the purpose of adding to the Tim love. Tim, I love you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       04 Apr 2016 #9

    Tim W said: View Post
    Hi HotwingsFTW i had the same issue with my older Dell n5110 Laptop and tried many things. one of which was to try and update the graphics drivers as i thought that was the issue. but I solved it when i found a different solution. Check id you have IDT Audio on your machine if you do simply uninstall this then restart your machine you will find that your sound still works and the annoying desktop refresh will be fixed. this was driving me crazy but all well now.
    Hope this works for you

    Tim
    Interesting.
    Thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  10. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       10 Apr 2016 #10

    Tim you are a life saver.
    After over an hour or trying to figure out what to do I came across this thread and said why not I have tried so many other things..and OMG it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I bookmarked this thread incase anyone else has the same problem i can show them too
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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