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black icons on the desktop

what should I do if the icons on my desktop is behaving in this strange manner. I can only see a black icon with the name of that particular icon below it. my system is running on Win 98
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heuer
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stevenlewisCommented:
try deleting the shelliconcache and reboot
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/desktop.htm#shell_icon_cache
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stevenlewisCommented:
If your Start Menu is slow or your icons are black for some reason, it means your Shelliconcache file is corrupt and should be deleted.
Delete the hidden file C:\WINDOWS\SHELLICONCACHE
It will be recreated the next time you start
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Crash2100Commented:
have you scanned for viruses?
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heuerAuthor Commented:
great job man. thanks a million and it's definitely not a virus as the rest of the programs are working perfectly.
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stevenlewisCommented:
heuer glad I could help
Steve
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