JSI Tip 9753. Your desktop wallpaper is drawn slowly when you resume Windows XP from hibernation?

When you resume from hibernation, Window XP draws the desktop wallpaper slowly.

This behavior is the result of low system memory. The effect is more pronounced if the wallpaper has a large file size, and if you hibernated and resumed several times since the last boot.

To workaround this behavior, consider using no wallpaper, or wallpaper with a smaller file size.

To change the wallpaper:

1. Right-click the desktop and press Properties.

2. Select the Desktop tab.

3. In the Background list, select a different file, or select None.

4. Press Apply and OK.

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