And yes, I have read thru many other threads on this... I have Helix installed on my 2.1 non-rooted DROID. But I removed Helix and it did this also to the normal "Home" as well. Also, after a few seconds, 99% of the time they do come back.
I read a blog someone did where he said very confidently that widgets or apps are causing this. So I have been slowly removing my widgets. Now I am down to three -- Power Control, Google Finance and BBC. I couldn't imagine these are the culprits? I have tried to remove any app that has been giving me issues. I still have Shop Savvy which does randomly force close, when I am not even using it even have used it in weeks! I am running eBuddy in the background.
I thought it was a hardware issue as my hone used to reboot randomly 3 times a day for weeks. Then I got 2.1, and that seemed to fix it! This is the only problem left on hits phone! Ideas???