| You may need to rebuild the shelliconcache ,when I had all the shortcuts on my desktop corrupted ,icons overlaying on top of others lets just say my desktop was a mess. The only way I was able to fix it and it went smoothly was doing the following process>WinXP shelliconcache fix >>>>>>>>|
You can try resetting the icon cache by making a change to the cache and then changing it back.
1. Right click an empty area of your Desktop
2. Select Properties
3. Select the Appearance tab
4. Choose the Advanced button
5. In the "Item:" drop down menu, click the entry titled 'Icon'
6. Using the up or down arrows, change the number displayed
7. Click OK
8. Using the above instructions, change the value of step #6 back to its original position.
The above instructions work on an XP system. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
For another PC running WindowsMe O/S I used this procedure to repair a corrupted desktop ,once again this method was a way to repair or basicially force the system to rebuild the shelliconcache , I have not tried this on a WinXP O/S ,however if the first instuctions do not work it cant hurt to try this method ?
>>>>>>>>>> Right click the Desktop, choose Properties, under the Settings tab change the Color Quality from 32 bit to 16 bit, click Apply/OK. Now go back and change the Color Quality from 16 bit to 32 bit, click Apply/OK. This should rebuild the shelliconcache file and may correct the problem.
Good Luck ,Nick
P.S. Have you thought about downloading and installing Power Toys for WindowsXP (TweakUI for XP)? If not I recomend you do ,it also has a rebuild icons option !