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#16
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you might be able to get a magic marker the same color as your desktop background color and scribble over the icon...that would technically make it go away right? (just kidding)
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lol, you've got one annoying problem. This is the last thing I can think of doing:

Run Scandisk and scan your hard drive. Do a thorough scan! Here's how you get to Scandisk:

Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, ScanDisk


Hopefully it is just a glitch due to an error or damage that ScanDisk can fix. The scan will probably take 1-3 hours. Let me know how it goes.
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Go to this link, Has not failed yet.
Let me know how you go.
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lol, you've got one annoying problem.  This is the last thing I can think of doing:

Run Scandisk and scan your hard drive.  Do a thorough scan!  Here's how you get to Scandisk:

Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, ScanDisk
Hopefully it is just a glitch due to an error or damage that ScanDisk can fix.  The scan will probably take 1-3 hours.  Let me know how it goes.

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I did a Scandisk a few weeks ago and it didn't help.

You call yourself a "ComputerWiz" and you can't help me? LOL.....Sheesh...... :)
J/K :tazz:

Thanks for trying!!!! :)
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Go to this link, Has not failed yet.
Let me know how you go.
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That's to delete a stubborn file if I'm not mistaken.

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This page describes "DelinvFile.exe" which is a Free Utility that you can use to delete data files that you have not been able to delete using the normal Windows Delete function.
I don't have a file location. :tazz:
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it does icons
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You can get this if you have your own image as a background
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You call yourself a "ComputerWiz" and you can't help me? LOL.....Sheesh...... 
J/K 


If I knew EVERYTHING about computers, I wouldn't be at this site now would I? :tazz: I'm good with computers, especially when I'm in front of one. Trying to fix a computer over the internet has its own challenges.

computerwiz12890 :)
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Thanks but that didn't work either. The Erase option does not appear when I right click on it. When I right click on the icon it only gives these four options:

Connect  (Microsoft Connection Mgr - Service Profile Damaged. Please re-install the service profile.)

Delete  (Microsoft Connection Mgr - Service Profile Damaged. Please re-install the service profile.)

Properties  (Look at my very first post for what this reads.)

[snipped by witan] .....


For a similar problem, I downloaded delinvfile.exe from http://tinyurl.com/dmdu8 (or go to http://www.purgeie.com/delinv.htm and download from there). It "deletes invalid files". It worked like magic for me!

Wish you success.

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Hi

Here's another one...Move On Boot...I've only used it once, but it worked. (got rid of a desktop icon)...

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Hi

Here's another one...Move On Boot...I've only used it once, but it worked. (got rid of a desktop icon)...

wannabe1


dsenette already suggested Move On Boot wannabe1. :tazz: It didn't work.
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Did you try my fix?
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dp

Edited by peterm, 19 September 2005 - 02:18 AM.

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Did you try my fix?

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I sure did and it didn't work.
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Edited by Ggar, 19 September 2005 - 02:31 AM.

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nice one
ok when you right click on the icon and go to properties what info do you get
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