View Full Version : My comp keeps screwing up icons...
August 3rd, 2001, 03:25
It's always switching the icons. I end up getting the explorer 'e' for 'My Briefcase' and outlook icons for 'Word', etc. Is this some kind of harmless virus, or is my comp becoming senile at old age?
August 3rd, 2001, 04:44
what OS you using?
i use to have the same problem in win98 first edition
none of my virus protection software detected any viruses and it stopped when i upgraded to win98se
August 3rd, 2001, 05:16
Though I don't know if it still works, under Win95 a similar error could be solved by deleting the file named "ShellIconCache" (don't worry, it's dynamically created, so when you reboot it'll reappear) in your Windows folder. If it's constantly happening, however, it's probably the result of something that'd take more aggressive means to fix.
August 3rd, 2001, 06:33
thanx. i'm using windows98 2nd edition.
August 3rd, 2001, 08:44
As cluthu said, it sounds like an icon caching problem, maybe you can use TweakUi from Micro$oft to rebuild the icon cache.
August 4th, 2001, 22:12
heres a stupid thing: i only get that problem whyle im using A Genesis emu and my friend gets it afer using Getright. But then, the HD starts makin a loud noise and the icons get back to normal!!
scully, i think i found sumthin strange here...
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