I have an HP Slimline I just purchased 3 days ago. Yesterday I noticed the task bar when in auto hide, which is how I like to have it, continuously flashes on and off very rapidly, which is really annoying. I spent 4 hours chatting with a HP tech only to be told that I needed to use the restore feature and return the machine to the state it was shipped. well I am not going to spend hours downloading updates and reinstalling software so I have elected to leave the Task bar visible all the time. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? I have run all kinds of spy ware and virus checks and have found nothing. And since it is a preloaded machine, Microsoft is no help.
Also every timeI reboot the computer all the Icons come back as the same generic MS icon and will not change back to the icon assigned and they are all rearranged from what they were.