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Old 05-12-2008
Randy
 

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Icons acting weird
I'm having a problwm with my desktop icons which are all black boxes. I'm
not sure what caused this. If I right click on the desktop and click
'refresh' I can see the correct icons flash underneath then they go back to
the black boxes. I have a folder on my desktop which I store hardly or
unused icons. When I open this folder they also have the block box only
this is where that small icon arrow is at the bottom left. When I change
the size of the icons with the view tab they change from black boxes to some
other icon and I can see the original icon. Whats Up?

Dell E310
Duo Core Pentium 3.06
2 MB Ram with 2 MB Quick Boost
Windows Vista (should you be surprised at this? lol)-No SP1 yet
Visiontek ATI X1300 256 MB Video Card-8.4 latest driver.
DirectX 10

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Old 05-12-2008
Dick
 

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Re: Icons acting weird

"Randy" <ran1@hawaii.rr.com> wrote in message
news:4827a63c$0$30198$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
> I'm having a problwm with my desktop icons which are all black boxes. I'm
> not sure what caused this. If I right click on the desktop and click
> 'refresh' I can see the correct icons flash underneath then they go back
> to
> the black boxes. I have a folder on my desktop which I store hardly or
> unused icons. When I open this folder they also have the block box only
> this is where that small icon arrow is at the bottom left. When I change
> the size of the icons with the view tab they change from black boxes to
> some
> other icon and I can see the original icon. Whats Up?
>
> Dell E310
> Duo Core Pentium 3.06
> 2 MB Ram with 2 MB Quick Boost
> Windows Vista (should you be surprised at this? lol)-No SP1 yet
> Visiontek ATI X1300 256 MB Video Card-8.4 latest driver.
> DirectX 10
>
> Thank You
>


This worked for me:

Rightclick on desktop
Select Personalize
Select 'Display Settings'
In the 'Colors' dropdown box choose 'Medium (16bit), then Apply, then OK
Next, reboot
After login
Rightclick on desktop
Select Personalize
Select 'Display Settings'
In the 'Colors' dropdown box choose 'Highest (32bit), then Apply, then OK

At this point, your icons should be back to normal.

PS the reboot is critical

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