After a Blue Screen Of Death moment on a Windows 7 workstation, there are the following problems for all users that use the machine.
1) The icons (e.g. MS Visio, MS Word, Adaptec Storage Manager, MS Excel... Adobe this and that...) that appear on the task bar, in Explorer, in the start menu are ALL broken or wrong.
2) It hasn't been possible to use the control panel -> programs uninstaller for a number of applications. It seems that the uninstaller can't find the location containing the installer information.
I have deleted the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\
Cache.db file for all users and rebooted the maching. The IconCache is rebuilt but it doesn't fix the problem.
If I can't uninstall an application I use http://support.microsoft.com/mats/program_install_and_uninstall/
and that does uninstall the selected problem program which I can then reinstall and the icons work fine then.
Is there any way I can fix the problem for all applications without having to uninstall and reinstall all of them? You might imagine, there are quite a lot on this workstation, many with activation keys :-(