Hi, about how many are there on the desktop?
One way to test is to Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, Test for problem in Safe Mode...
PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive
Reboot, test again.
If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or some USB or Firewire device, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed.
Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.
Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...
Thank you very much for your reply. I tried everything and nothing changed. It is still doing it in Safe Mode after repairing permissions. Reboot and still doing it.
The only thing in Login items was iTunes help, not selected
Other row had only Qmaster
/private/var/run/startupItems - I couldn't find that
/Library/StartupItems - Had a QMaster folder.
/System/Library/ StartupItems - Had zero items in it.
/System/Library/LaunchDaemons - Had a lot of stuff in it and I don't know what I would be looking for.
/Library/LaunchDaemons - Had zero items.
I had also disconnected all of my peripheral devices.
Any other ideas?
Hmm, I wish we could see this problem in person!???
Can you post a screenshot using the tiny Camera icon in a reply?
To find out if it's system wide or user specific, try this...
Open System Preferences>Accounts, unlock the lock, click on the little plus icon, make a new admin account, log out & into the new account.
Does it work in the new account?
I don't see much there, might try re-installing the big 1058 Combo Update, 10.5.8...
Repair Permissions afterwords, reboot.