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I'm using Windows Xp I've tried just about everything, but some icons are still screwy. My desktop icons are perfectly fine, as well as in my start menu and folders/subfolders.

But my system tray and sub menu icons (like all programs under the start menu) are buggy and they might be corrupt.

If someone could suggest anything, it would be of great help.

Thanks.

Also, my clock in the bottom right hand corner is acting strange. I have pulled my taskbar down to the smallest size and yet it still says the day under the time.

I have never seen this before.

Edited by PedroArdet, 08 October 2005 - 04:58 PM.

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Hello and Welcome to Geeks To Go PedroArdet

You are probably right, some thing has got corrupt in Xp that is stopping that icons displaying properly.

Could you please go start < search then make sure that you have "Search system files" and "Search hidden files and folders" ticked and then search for IconCache.db delete this file, it is where XP stores copies of all you Icons for quick access, it might be corrupt. It will be remade as soon as you restart your computer.

If that dose not work you could have some other files that are corrupt the are interrupting the display of you icons. Follow Tweak #6 to try and fix that. If that dose not work come back I we will try some thing else.
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Hmm...ok i ran both searches and it didn't work. (I deleted shelliconcache as well)

Any other suggestions?

Edited by PedroArdet, 08 October 2005 - 09:23 PM.

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Do you have a high contrast colour scheme
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uhh...32 bit

1440 x 900 resolution widescreen
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Try here

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;321213

http://support.micro...b/279774/EN-US/

http://support.micro...b/307855/EN-US/
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hmm...when i switch to the classic style of windows the system tray is fixed...but the icons under all programs are still abnormal.

Some files might've been deleted...I'm going to guess.

Is there a way to restore files without reformatting?

Edited by PedroArdet, 08 October 2005 - 10:06 PM.

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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue bar, reboot when the bar goes

OR

Try here

http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

Don't worry; Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

OR

http://www.theelderg..._windows_xp.htm

Use the last one - Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method
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Thanks for all your help.
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No problem

Would be interested to know the result
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Sure, I will run the installation and post tomorrow.

Thanks again.
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It worked!

Thanks again.
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If you used the repair feature then you will need to go to Microsoft Update to re-install hotfixes etc

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us
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