Icons disappear

I am having a problem with two computes one is a new right out of box HP win 7 64bit OS, the other is a re-image HP 64 bit OS. Both computers, at different times will lose desktop icons. this  seems to just network shortcuts. Both computers have different Ethernet adapters, and no scheduled tasks run, any idea why I am losing icons?
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Usually due to lose of connection to the server.  In which the system maintence then removes these shortcuts "broken links".

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I would suggest there are problems with the answers provided above - they are all or nothing and/or potentially difficult to reverse.  My article below addresses the issue in a way you can easily reverse if and when you want to.


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CSD-TechComputer TechnicianCommented:
I've seen some issues with Win7 dropping network connections just as you are describing here. One of the first things I would do is to go to the Device Manager and determine what type of NIC you have.

Next I would go the NIC Manufacturer's, not the computer manufacturer's, website and download the latest drivers for it. Usually I find it will be either Intel, Broadcom, or RealTek, on rare occasion I have seen it be Mavell.

Once you have updated the driver through Device Manger, Release, Renew and Flush your Network through the Command Prompt.

This seems to resolve a lot of the issues I've seen unless there are other underlying problems on your network.


si-supportAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the fix.
Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
I guess I don't understand leew's comment:  

I would suggest there are problems with the answers provided above

When my answer is basically part of his article (answer 1 & 2)
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