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#1 garrett_187

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 07:44 PM

Most of my icons have turned to the generic icon (i.e. white with a blue strip at the top). This has happened everywhere - on the desktop, in the start menu and even when i right-click a file an select 'Open With'. I've tried every fix i could find on the internet and nothing has worked. Any suggestions?

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 11:44 PM

Try the fix at Kelly's korner, number four in the left hand pane and 195 in the right hand pane

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 05:47 AM

tried it already

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:29 PM

Look in "Themes" in display in your control panel and see if the theme has changed.

If not, try the following MS Knowledge site for the repair:

Icons randomly change to different icons
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=132668

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:42 PM

tried all that - none of it worked

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 11:24 PM

From the Windows XP site,

See if increasing the icon cache size helps.

Registry Tip for Increasing Icon Cache:
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009...ticle.asp?ID=56

and for XP Pro

Change the icon cache size in Windows XP Pro:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-1035_11-5164407.html


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Posted 11 September 2006 - 09:32 PM

i've tried that already - here r some of the things i can remember trying:

- registry fixes off internet (i.e. Kelly's Korner etc)
- resizing the icons
- deleting the icon cache
- making the icon cache bigger
- changing the resolution of my screen
- refreshing the desktop (even though this problem goes beyond just the desktop)

that's about all i can remember for now. Any other suggestions?

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 10:42 PM

System Restore to before when the problem started?
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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