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Microsoft => Microsoft Windows => Windows XP => Topic started by: PorterL on November 24, 2006, 05:03:54 PM

Title: Shortcut icons in task not displaying
Post by: PorterL on November 24, 2006, 05:03:54 PM
I recently experienced a hard drive failure and reinstalled windows on my new hard drive with the SP2 as well.  I'm running XP Home Edition.  Some of the shortcut icons on the task bar are digital jibberish but are still functional as are several on the startup meu.  If I click on the Office icons, the program starts and the icon picture is reestablished, but with other icons it isn't. My configuration is:

BIOS Version: GATEWA - 20020919
BIOS Date: 09/19/02

Processor Information
CPU: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Speed: 3049 Mhz
Number of CPUs: 2

Video Information
Display: 1280 X 1024, Bits/Pixel: 32, Refresh Rate: 75 Hz

OS Information
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
Windows System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32

Memory Information
Total Physical Memory: 1023 MB
Physical Memory Available: 521 MB
Total Page File Memory: 2464 MB
Page File Available: 2077 MB
Total Virtual Memory: 3487 MB
Virtual Memory Available: 2599 MB
Total Memory Used (percent): 49

Disk Information
A: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free
Local Drive C: 286173 MB total, 233026 MB free
Local Drive D: 194474 MB total, 108371 MB free
Local Drive E: 199997 MB total, 186080 MB free
CD-ROM Drive F: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free
CD-ROM Drive G: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free
Removable Disk H: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free
Removable Disk I: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free
Removable Disk J: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free
Removable Disk K: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free
Local Drive L: 276941 MB total, 191767 MB free
Removable Disk M: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free

Does anyone have any suggestions?  I tried doing a repair installation of windows but was unsuccesful.  When asked for an Admin password I can't provide one as none has been made.  I tried just hitting enter but that gave me a C prompt and a dead end.

I also have recently installed a Western Digital 500 GB backup hardrive with the associated software to do scheduled backups.

Thanks.

PorterL
Title: Re: Shortcut icons in task not displaying
Post by: dl65 on November 24, 2006, 05:10:07 PM
PorterL   ......... Are the damaged ( odd looking icons) icons that are part of the Win XP operating system or icons for other software you have installed .....
Could you post a screen shot of your destop so we can see the effected icons ?

dl65  ::)
Title: Re: Shortcut icons in task not displaying
Post by: PorterL on November 25, 2006, 10:23:31 AM
Enclosed is a Word file of the screen shot.  Also, I ran a search for .cpl files and after just running the search, the icons reappeared in normal form.

Porter
Title: Re: Shortcut icons in task not displaying
Post by: PorterL on November 25, 2006, 10:33:47 AM
Well, the file enclosure didn' work for me.  How do I send a screen shot to you?  I've tried sending it as a jpeg from Paint Shop Pro.

Porter