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black icons on the desktop

Posted on 2002-05-08
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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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stevenlewis earned 50 total points
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try deleting the shelliconcache and reboot
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/desktop.htm#shell_icon_cache
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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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by:Crash2100
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have you scanned for viruses?
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by:heuer
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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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heuer glad I could help
Steve
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