Solved no desktop icons working

November 23, 2012 at 14:35:35
Specs: Windows 7, 2gb
i cannot open I/E8 or firefox all of my desktop icons are "dead" they are colourless, if i click one i am only taken to my "downloads " box and nothing will open from here either.
my laptop is running win7 x 64bit thanks donar

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#1
November 23, 2012 at 14:56:40
✔ Best Answer
You are in the Hardware forum but this is almost certainly a software issue.

Try the EXE fix from here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

This symptom is often due to viruses, so if the above works then scan your computer for viruses. Also download and run MalwareBytes freebie, from here:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
November 23, 2012 at 18:23:40
hi it is not a virus problem, i run vipre in the laptop which is certainly much better than malwarebytes, thanks anyway, don

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#3
November 23, 2012 at 18:29:47
Did you try the EXE fix suggestion in #1 then - that still stands irrespective of viruses?

By the way, be aware that however good a virus program happens to be there is always a chance that one program will find what another one will miss.

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#4
November 23, 2012 at 18:42:45
You may also need the .lnk association fix from that same page.

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#5
November 23, 2012 at 18:43:52
hi derek thanks for your help , at this time i have not tried the exe file, i have a bit of trouble with
" files " i do not know which one i should click for these icons etc but i will keep trying, again thanks i will advise if and when i work things out, regards don

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#6
November 23, 2012 at 18:55:26
i do not know which one i should click for these icons etc
Not sure I get your drift.

Whatever, if you don't sort this out then use the EXE and/or LNK fix from my link and see if either of these gets you out of trouble.

All you need to do is download the appropriate .reg file and save it somewhere (the desktop will do). In fact just double clicking the downloaded file and saying yes to the prompts will run the fix(s).

DAVEINCAPS response #4
Yes - Good point.

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#7
November 24, 2012 at 15:44:29
hi derek i have fixed my problem thanks, as " daveincaps" mentions in the message below " file association "
i am not really sure if this applies to the last couple of days and when i asked this question in the forum, but to-day i noticed that all of the files in " programs " were .lnk

i have now fixed this problem and the desktop etc is now fine, thanks for your time and help . ( i will submit another question later to-day if you do not mind ) , thanks don rees


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#8
November 24, 2012 at 15:50:52
That's good and thx for popping back to let us know.

Perhaps you could select a Best Answer, which will then mark this thread as Solved.

Submit whatever question you wish but if it is a new topic it is best to start a new thread (more helpers see the newest ones). I'm sure we'll do our best....


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