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Microsoft KB Archive/254790

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Desktop Refreshes When You Access the Control Panel

Article ID: 254790

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

This article was previously published under Q254790


If you enter the Control Panel from My Computer, and you open any program in the Control Panel (for example, if you open "System") and then you click Up One Level in Microsoft Explorer to return to My Computer, the Explorer refreshes your complete desktop. At first your desktop is blank, and then all icons are repainted.


This behavior occurs if you have installed the "Matrox Millennium Tools," that are included with the Matrox Millennium display adapter. The Matrox Millennium Tools is located in the Control Panel as "MGA Display Properties."


To resolve this behavior, delete the Mgapanel.cpl file located in the %SYSTEMROOT%\system32-folder.

Additional query words: repaint refresh reinitialize

Keywords: kbhardware kbenv kbprb KB254790