Icons appear as black boxes!

Posted: 08-14-2008, 10:14 PM

I installed an icon maker, because I wanted to have a crack at it. A
it turned out, I wasn't very good, so I uninstalled it a few days later

Upon restarting my laptop, all my icons were black boxes! i increase
their size from 'classic' to medium and I could see some of the coloure
icon behind a black classic icon sized box.
I tried resetting the icon cache, which worked for one session of m
laptop. i shut down and restarted and the problem was back again, so
tried the other method: switching the colour.
I switched it from 32bit colour to 16bit colour, and the black boxe
disappeared. I switched back to 32bit colour and the boxes were bac
again! Please help

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Icons appear as black boxes!


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Malke
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Re: Icons appear as black boxes!
Posted: 08-14-2008, 10:52 PM
luiz127 wrote:
>
> I installed an icon maker, because I wanted to have a crack at it. As
> it turned out, I wasn't very good, so I uninstalled it a few days later.
>
> Upon restarting my laptop, all my icons were black boxes! i increased
> their size from 'classic' to medium and I could see some of the coloured
> icon behind a black classic icon sized box.
> I tried resetting the icon cache, which worked for one session of my
> laptop. i shut down and restarted and the problem was back again, so I
> tried the other method: switching the colour.
> I switched it from 32bit colour to 16bit colour, and the black boxes
> disappeared. I switched back to 32bit colour and the boxes were back
> again! Please help!
>
>
Do a System Restore to a date before you installed the icon maker program.

To run System Restore, go to the Start Orb and in the Start Search box type
"System Restore" without the quotes. System Restore will appear in the
Programs result. Click on it, allow the UAC prompt, and follow the wizard.

Note: If you have a Symantec product installed (Norton), disable it before
running System Restore.

Malke
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luiz127
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Re: Icons appear as black boxes!
Posted: 08-15-2008, 03:32 AM

Malke;804852 Wrote:
> luiz127 wrote
>
>
> Do a System Restore to a date before you installed the icon make
> program
>
> To run System Restore, go to the Start Orb and in the Start Search bo
> typ
> "System Restore" without the quotes. System Restore will appear in th
> Programs result. Click on it, allow the UAC prompt, and follow th
> wizard
>
> Note: If you have a Symantec product installed (Norton), disable i
> befor
> running System Restore
>
> Malk
> -
> MS-MV
> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic
> FAQ - 'index' (http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
How do I disable Norton

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luiz127
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Re: Icons appear as black boxes!
Posted: 08-15-2008, 10:30 AM

Don't worry. I fixed it. As it turned out I didn't need a syste
restore, I just needed to repair a program I though was long gone fro
my system with a known black box issue called 'Vista Shortcut Manager'
If anyone else has this problem, I'd suggest updating to the lates
version of it, as the issue has since been fixed in a later version.:

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