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  • icons on my desktop wont open, they come up BLANK. even RECYCLE BIN.

     

     but via DOCUMENTS open any other file it works fine.

    friend suggested i edit the registry  but there is no subkeys for exploere.exe under the image file excecution options.. i have subkeys like DIINXOptions and IEInstal.exe in it instead.

    Saturday, April 23, 2011 6:03 AM

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  • icons on my desktop wont open, they come up BLANK. even RECYCLE BIN.

     

     but via DOCUMENTS open any other file it works fine.

    friend suggested i edit the registry  but there is no subkeys for exploere.exe under the image file excecution options.. i have subkeys like DIINXOptions and IEInstal.exe in it instead.


    1. Give this a try ......
    Start a new Explorer process :
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together keys > Task Manager > Processes tab > right click on explorer.exe >  click End Process > File > "New Task (Run...)
    > Type explorer.exe > OK

    Check your desktop.

    2. Another possible solution....
    Rebuid your icon cache. It could be corrupted.
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/117229-icon-cache-rebuild.html
    Option One is easiest.
    3. 3rd method....
    Do a system restore. Pick the date when you did NOT have this problem as your restore point.
    Go to safe mode and do the system restore :
    Here is how to get to Safe Mode:
    Shut down your computer > turn it back on, and immediately and repeatedly tab F8 key until you see a black and white screen. Use the up/down arrow key and select Safe Mode.

    System Restore :
    Start button > search box, type system restore >press Enter key > uac prompt > click Choose a different restore point > Next > select the date as your restore point, click it > Next > Finish
    Sit back and wait. The machine will re-start when it is done.

    If it solves your problem, I did it. If it does not, my twin brother did it.
    Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:15 PM