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Carolyn

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Why won't my icons work?
« on: 26/08/2008 02:12:48 »
Earlier today, I logged out of my email, and logged out of TNS, but didn't "X" out of the internet before closing my laptop.  An hour or so later when I opened my laptop, IE stopped responding, so I then "X'd" out.  When I clicked on the IE icon, it didn't work, in fact, none of my icons work now. 

Does anyone have any idea why and how I can repair them?  Any help will be greatly appreciated and to show it, I'll send you a box of cookies. :)

Karen W.

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« Reply #1 on: 26/08/2008 07:56:55 »
Sometime last week that happened to me and somehow I had managed unwittingly, to have turned off and disabled my icons... By accident this week I found a place on my tool bar to enable and show my icons! So it is working fine now.. I use Firefox web browser, so it wasn't explorer. I imagine you could look in preferences to find the tab to click enabling them again.

go here for IT:

http://delphi.about.com/cs/adptips2000/a/bltip1000_5.htm

If that doesn't work You may try this page:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
« Last Edit: 26/08/2008 08:04:08 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #2 on: 26/08/2008 11:03:30 »
Carolyn do you mean the desktop icons?

If so right-click on the desktop then go to "arrange icons by"
then either left-click on "Show Icons" to make a tick appear.

Or do the opposite left-click again to remove the tick and then the
icons will appear/disappear.

Which ever you want to happen also it's the same lot of commands for properties for desktop, screensaver stuff.

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« Reply #3 on: 27/08/2008 01:08:48 »
Thanks Karen and Rosalind.  I have no idea why it happened in the first place, but Nic fixed it when he rebooted.

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« Reply #4 on: 27/08/2008 01:26:15 »
I wish I could help but Icont !!  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: 27/08/2008 01:36:02 »
I wish I could help but Icont !!  ;D

What....no poem? ;)

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« Reply #6 on: 27/08/2008 01:43:57 »
I wish I could help but Icont !!  ;D

What....no poem? ;)


My icons don't work. my pc's a mess
My data's corrupt and my life is so stressed
Computer is down and I feel rather sick
Thank gawwd for a boy, my son whose called Nic

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« Reply #7 on: 27/08/2008 01:52:39 »
I wish I could help but Icont !!  ;D

What....no poem? ;)


My icons don't work. my pc's a mess
My data's corrupt and my life is so stressed
Computer is down and I feel rather sick
Thank gawwd for a boy, my son whose called Nic


Quality! 

Thank you. :)

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« Reply #8 on: 27/08/2008 12:46:22 »
I wish I could help but Icont !!  ;D

What....no poem? ;)


My icons don't work. my pc's a mess
My data's corrupt and my life is so stressed
Computer is down and I feel rather sick
Thank gawwd for a boy, my son whose called Nic


Quality! 

Thank you. :)

 ;D...lol....my (lack of) talent is just not appreciated here ! ;D

Thanks Carolyn, glad ewe like it ! :)

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« Reply #9 on: 11/09/2008 21:01:23 »
Do you any form of registry cleaning programs If so re import an older copy or simply do a system restore. There are a number of reasons for this to happen from the NTOS.EXE file running as a process which can disassociate shortcuts and exe file from being executed to simple registry problems !

 

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