SP 2, XP pro and 1 AMD Athlon 64



Richard
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
I've tackled and defeated the Dr. Watson Postmortem Debugger error, the one
that occurs whenever I try to open any explorer window.

The main issue, after installing SP 2, was that once i had installed it,

The desktop would "Disappear" whenever i move my mouse from a window, to the
desktop.
The desktop would "reappear" when i move my mouse back to the window.

(In this case, I have opened AOL Instant Messenger, and one of my friends
Messaged me and i was able to keep my cursor there)

From the IM Window, i could press the Windows Key, and navigate my way to IE
through the directional arrows.

How can i fix my problem?

(I realize i can uninstall SP 2, through safe mode and control panel)

I've been having a lot of trouble with compatability issues with my AMD 64
2800, and i'm inclined to wonder whether or not it is the issue.

Galen
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
In news:3561D503-913E-4A78-9AD0-AA285B6F3D59@microsoft.com,
Richard <Richard@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I've tackled and defeated the Dr. Watson Postmortem Debugger error,
> the one that occurs whenever I try to open any explorer window.
>
> The main issue, after installing SP 2, was that once i had installed
> it,
>
> The desktop would "Disappear" whenever i move my mouse from a window,
> to the desktop.
> The desktop would "reappear" when i move my mouse back to the window.
>
> (In this case, I have opened AOL Instant Messenger, and one of my
> friends Messaged me and i was able to keep my cursor there)
>
> From the IM Window, i could press the Windows Key, and navigate my
> way to IE through the directional arrows.
>
> How can i fix my problem?
>
> (I realize i can uninstall SP 2, through safe mode and control panel)
>
> I've been having a lot of trouble with compatability issues with my
> AMD 64 2800, and i'm inclined to wonder whether or not it is the
> issue.

Try running explorer as a separate process... It's helped in the past with
issues like that.

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).
Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer.
From the Edit menu, select New-DWORD Value.
Enter a name of DesktopProcess, and press Enter.
Double-click the new value, set it to 1, and click OK.
Log off your Windows session, then log on.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes


SP 2, XP pro and 1 AMD Athlon 64