Yep i'd just like to say thanks for that tip. I was having exactly the same problem and uninstalling the Dell Media Experiance cured it.
Take note Dell....
There's something in the Dell Audigy 2 software configuration that won't let the volume icon "stick" in the task pane. I ditched the OEM version (see Audio for various reasons why) and installed a retail Audigy 2 ZS (which kicks!!) Both volume controls are now present everytime on boot-up. While not a great solution, perhaps it isolates the problem.
ive been having the same problem, but heres what ive done, seems to of worked for me.
i havent uninstalled Dell Media experience. instead, go to the start menu, and select "run..." type in msconfig and hit the enter button. on the System Configuration Utility, select the "Startup" tab. UNSELECT "PCMSerivce" (the command is "C:\program files\dell\media experiance\pcmservice.exe") than click on the "OK" button. A little box will pop-up asking you to either restart or restart later, make either choice. Log off the screen name, and when you log back on, the "show window contents while dragging" will stay on. If not, reselect the option "show window contents" option, log bacl off user, log back on. if that doesnt solve it, i dont know, just uninstall it.
Dimension 4600i Pentium 4 2.6GHz Hyper-Threaded 800-MHz FSB, 512 RAM, 40GB Maxtor 6E040L0 IDE Hard Drive, Windows XP Home SP1, DVD-ROM (16x), 3.5inch floppy drive (impressive, lol), Integrated Video, Integrated Sound, 56K Fax modem, Intel 10/100 PRO Network (Integrated), Norton Internet Security 2004, and a lot of other boring stuff, like my M782 flat-screen monitor (on #2 btw) that isnt right.
Dear Dell Moderator,
Thanks for finally letting us know about this issue. I have to say that it caused me TREMENDOUS grief. I ended up re-installing the operating system because of this issue. I'm happy that it wasn't actually a software bug.
I dont see how the "Show window contents.." option would cause video corruption, especially since it looked to me that the "Dell Media Experience" software took up the full screen, not allowing any windows to be dragged. (I uninstalled it shortly after seeing this forum, so I didn't really play around with the DME).
Can't Dell just put code in to disable the "Show window contents.." feature while the DME is launched, and to restore it when the user exits out of it?
i have some similar problems with my Latitude D600, when Show window content while dragging is enabled i can't see any icons while i drag them. I read some similar topics but didn't find a working solution. I don't have DME installed on the box so this can't be the thing (or is DME now included in any other software).
could anybody help me please