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Start Up Problem & Can't find files


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#1 1Lennox

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:38 AM

I had the HDD scan virus which I think is removed. However, I have still have problems. Here are the symptoms. I am running Vista.

1. When I boot up, the desktop is black and all the icons are gone. Quick launch icons are gone but tray icons are there.
2. When I open explorer, the standard windows folders (desktop, user, documents, downloads, etc.) are present. But they all show as empty. If I go to a cmd window, it also shows all directories as empty.

On the other hand

3. If I search for programs, I can generally find then run them, although there are few hiccups.
4. I have networking and can surf the net if I search for the browser and then run it.
5. If I open treeview and scan, I can find everything on the computer and run it normally.
6. Media player seems to find files OK
7. If I download and install a new program, I can create a new desktop icon.

Any help appreciated.

Edited by hamluis, 03 April 2011 - 05:54 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.


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#2 keny111111

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:43 PM

hello and welcome to the BC :)

see if this helps you.. http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/117229-icon-cache-rebuild.html
if not, try creating a new user account (admin) if everything works in it, move your stuff and delete the old account...

best of luck
Have A Great Day

...........Kenny.............

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:25 PM

The loss of icons is a symptom, not the problem. The problem is that windows cannot find anything on the computer. If I add something new, then it sees it.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:55 PM

<<I had the HDD scan virus which I think is removed.>>

Moved to Am I Infected.

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