This is just a simple question. It is simply fueled my curiousity.
I cleaned my Asus laptop today with some canned air. I sprayed the CPU fan, the battery compartment, and I even removed my hard drive and cleaned it up a bit.
This was my first time actually removing the Seagate HD. When I put the HD back, as well as everything else, I started up my computer.
To my surprise, my desktop background was gone, as well as my icons and taskbar. They flickered for a few minutes until everything returned back to normal.
Can someone explain what exactly happened, and how removing and replacing my HD caused this?
Also, I can't tell if it's an illusion or not, but my files and programs seem to load up a little faster, as I have been having HD issues lately.
Could this have helped this, or is this just my imagination?