Usually this is an indicator that something is using your resources, but it could also be an issue with explorer.exe or with your video drivers (or even other things). What happens if you click once on the empty desktop and then press F5?
The first thing to do would be to see what's running on your system. Open up Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and click on the processes tab. Double click on both the CPU column and the Memory column to sort them in descending order. Let us know if anything is taking up an inordinate amount of CPU or memory.
Edited by usasma, 03 September 2008 - 02:57 PM.
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