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All images stop working?

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The images have randomly stopped working on my computer, it happens whenever it wants to and i can only fix with a reboot, anyone have any idea whats wrong? Heres a screenshot http://i4.photobucke...gfreak/dsaf.jpg
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There is a hidden icon cache file in your windows directory, ShellIconCache, which contains a copy of all the default desktop icons. It sometimes gets corrupted. If it does, your icons will go all black or they may display the wrong icons. If this happens, delete it and reboot. NT (& Win9x) will repopulate the cache with the default icons. To delete the ShellIconCache:

* at a command prompt, change to the %SystemRoot% folder
* remove the hidden attribute from the file:
type attrib -h shelliconcache and press ENTER.
* delete the file:
type del shelliconcache and press ENTER.
* logoff and backon and the default icons should be restored.

TweakUI has been known to corrupt the ShellIconCache.

This tip applies to Windows XP.

There is also a reg file on the kelly's Korner website. Read the instructions on how to use it, The file is the #4 file.


And heres Ramesh's fix.


One of these should get your icons back.

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