That may be the clue. I would have used the restore CDs from IBM or Lenovo to avoid the pain of the driver hunt. TWEAKUI notes about some drop shadow that is how XP attained this trick but I have no do this cure for you save to retrace your drivers that you installed after the use of a retail version of XP Home since all it takes is one missing an weird things like this happen.
hi, almost a day after i installed windows XP Home there have been Dark Shadows under my Desktop icons.. at first the icons looked normal, now there is a very very harsh black drop shadow under the label text of the icons ...
I tried rolling back and updating my video card neither had any effect
I tried turning off the shadow (user performance in properties of my computer) that took the shadow off and put a blue background under the icon text. When I turned it back on, same problem.
Any ideas ?
Windows XP Home - up to date
IBM R51 Thinkpad Laptop
ATI Mobility Redenon 9000 video card
thanks a lot