I have a MAJOR problem. I recently uninstalled a program and after i re booted, all my desktop icons was white / blank.
Clicking their properties shows where they are located and their target, but they do not run. I can run the software from their locations - though some reinstalled. Like Ableton live loaded and all my settings was gone for it. It also loaded 64 bit when i always had 32 bit running because i have a lot of 32 bit VST.
Everything, even the toolbar ikons are blank. And my start menu is also showing everything in white. Even worse, i could not get online because i could not find Google Chrome. When i did, i selected to send to desktop and it did so - but showing in white like the others and will not run from there.
I recently changed my PC name, but after re-boot i did not have any issue that i found.
I un-installed Protools demo step by step and it has a PACE ilock that needed to be removed. After i did that with Iobit uninstaller it searched for left over issues and found thousands of registry entries and i selected to remove them.
I do not think it was this because i have installed Pro tools once before and after issues, i removed it and tried again (This time) and the registry entries was in the thousands at that time. Iobit has a select tab and everything was from the Pace Anti Piracy that was being removed and unless something went wrong, it was just as it had been when i removed it previously.
I have no idea how to fix this and have almost 1 TB of music related software and files and i would NOT know where to start to put this right.
Any ideas, please ?