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Two hours ago my desktop Icons all froze up

Buympc micronpc_mpc / D925xcv
November 16, 2010 at 13:01:51
Specs: Windows 7, 3.8 GHz / 2045 MB

About two hours ago all the desktop icons froze. Everything else is working fine. I can get one time use from the icons by clicking on "Show the Desktop". After that they are all frozen again. I can open all items the icons are connected to by other paths or continue to click the show the desktop, but it is a pain. When it happened or I noticed it, we were watching a video. The kids wanted another one started and that,s when I found the problem. Nothing new or was changed to the Windows 7 OS on this PC either right before or after the problem surfaced. Two different restore points were tried and made no difference. I am very familiar with Windows 7, Vista and XP, so I am aware of the normal everyday settings to whatever hidden ones that maybe contained in the OS's. But I am always learning and obviously do not know everything, I must of done something wrong. I also ran Malwarebytes and Super Anti-Virus in both the safe and normal modes. Aside from some unrelated stuff nothing was found to help. I have five kids who all have computers with either XP or Windows 7, so I am constantly maintaining and/or fixing their systems. If more info is needed just ask, not sure what else to add. I do have a backup I can use but would rather not unless I have to. Thanks in advance. dave

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#1
November 17, 2010 at 05:44:11

type in run, sfc \scannow.
if that fails install your backup, its easy takes only 30 mins at most and saves you hours of stress trying to locate a problem which may just be a damaged file, or registry entry gone wrong..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
November 17, 2010 at 10:31:34

Tap f8 on bootup and select 'repair my computer'
There you will find many options to try.
If you don't have a recovery disc you make one for free at the following website:
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...
good luck

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