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Icons Disappeared & Some Programs Too!

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#1 bintyre


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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:06 AM

Working on a friend's computer with Win 98. The shutdown supplement stopped working and then something really strange happened.... on reboot several icons were missing for the most recently installed programs... a new printer/scanner and software that came with it. It's like it did a system restore!! The printer and sotware wasn't even listed in the Programs list. Why and how did it revert back to an earlier line-up??? This is the second time it happened. The first time I did some clean up of the registry and temp files and when I rebooted the printer and software magically reappeared. Then it happened again. Any ideas?

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#2 Herk


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Posted 02 September 2006 - 10:21 PM

Sometimes, when Windows detects a serious registry problem, it restores a previous copy of the registry. (It keeps five copies in reserve.) You'll need to re-install those programs again.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 01:19 PM

You might try finding the exe file for the missing programs using Windows Explorer and click on them to open the programs.

If that works, you can then make a shortcut for it and place it on the desktop.

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