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Floodblur

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What would cause icons in Windows to become corrupted? Like my winamp icon and outlook, word, etc., have become discolored. Some like the winamp icon are half ok and half discolored. Before only one desktop icon was like that, but after enabling my on board RAID(it had been disabled because when enabled windows wouldn't ever start)*, it happened to more icons. I'm using Win98SE with all of the updates. The rest of my setup can be seen below. Any help is appreciated.


*I think it's related to this issue. I had to go into windows safe mode and change the IRQ it used to get it to work. But then after changing it once, it went back to the original IRQ, but now it works on that IRQ. Kind of strange isn't it???

Thanks in advance.
 
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Floodblur

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no, I don't believe it's overclocked at all. I haven't overclocked it anyway.
 

stefanb

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I have seen a "Rebuild Icons" function somewhere in Windows, I don't know if it work (i think it checks all of your shortcuts for their targets), but it is worth a try...
 

RainMaQer

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stefanb said:
I have seen a "Rebuild Icons" function somewhere in Windows, I don't know if it work (i think it checks all of your shortcuts for their targets), but it is worth a try...


I believe that rebuilds the icon cache... by flushing and renewing itself... that might actually work. If you don't know where that is I'm gonna go see if I can find it... I'll just edit my post when it's found.



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Ok... right click on the desktop and select properties. Then go to Effects and uncheck the box that says Show Icons Using All Possible colors. Hit apply and then ok. Might need to restart... then go back and recheck the box. This will force windows to rebuild the Icon Cache. Should fix the problem.
 
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Floodblur

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thanks guys, appreciate it. I actually found another workaround though, simply click on use large icons hit apply then declick it and apply again. But thanks nonetheless