I have a Windows 7 machine that I am having trouble with the icon images not showing. I just rebuilt my laptop and everything was fine until sometime yesterday when this issue started. I have even restored to a checkpoint before this problem started and it didn't do any good. It seems to be very random in when it applies. For example, it will apply to some Word Docs but not others in the same folder. See image 1 below.
It also seems to change when I change the size of the items on my desktop. Image 2 shows what 2 icons look like when my desktop is set to medium size icons. Image 3 shows what the same 2 icons look like when the icon size is set to small icons.
Also, image 4 shows my taskbar with standard size icons. Image 5 shows the taskbar with small icons. The third icon on the taskbar is for Microsoft One Note but the icons shows up correctly in my tray - image 6.
This is getting very annoying. I just lost a whole day rebuilding my system. I really don't want to have to go through that again but I cannot seem to find a solution to this problem. If you can help, I would greatly appreciate it.