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Windows 7 taskbar freezes

Windows 7 taskbar freezes

I am running windows 7 ultimate (x32) and whenever I unlock it the taskbar and/or desktop freeze and take up a large amount of processing power. The only way to fix this is to restart explorer.exe or repeatedly click on the taskbar till the restart task option shows up. It doesnt happen every time, but it happens quite often. Are there any patches or settings that can make this stop?

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Guest [Entry]

This seems to have been an issue related to the theme I was using (The nature theme). While the suggestion was quite good, it seems there is something with the win7 themes that change desktops periodically that causes exploer.exe to freeze up when the machine is unlocked.