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CD Rom Icon in My Computer

by gobob2 / January 9, 2004 1:12 AM PST

I have Win XP Pro. When I open My Computer the two icons for my Zip250 and my CDRom are the same. They use to be different. The devices work properly when used. Is there any way to change the icons back to what they were? Thanks

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Re:CD Rom Icon in My Computer
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2004 1:35 AM PST
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Re:Re:CD Rom Icon in My Computer
by gobob2 / January 9, 2004 2:15 AM PST

No luck. The two icons are still zip icons. Thanks

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(NT) So you got that patch from Microsoft too?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2004 2:24 AM PST


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Re:(NT) So you got that patch from Microsoft too?
by gobob2 / January 9, 2004 2:38 AM PST

Not the patch. I did the workaround. Microsoft won't give me the patch because I have OEM software.

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OEM's are to supply you the patch on demand.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2004 12:33 AM PST

It's part of their aggreement to sell/use the OEM version.

It's a cosmetic failure at this point and most likely the patch will show up in the next SP.


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Re:Re:CD Rom Icon in My Computer
by gobob2 / January 11, 2004 3:58 AM PST

Thanks everyone for all the help. Bob

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Either ignore it or have fun.
by Cursorcowboy / January 9, 2004 11:34 PM PST

The article, "Resources for Troubleshooting Startup Problems in Windows XP (Q308041)" outlines several types of startup problems and provides information in approximately eleven areas besides suggested reading in approximately seven additional articles -- yes I know this isn't specifically related to startup problems. Use this lengthy procedure, its described and referenced links in each section, to see if you can ferrit out whether you can circumvent or reconfigure either of those item so it can be later reinstated correctly -- we certainly cannot see what is listed either correctly or not in Device Manager. Keep in mind however since you mention this is an OEM system, you may become very frustrated with the instructions and tips since you mostlikely do not own a retail XP media.

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Re:Either ignore it or have fun.
by gobob2 / January 10, 2004 3:26 AM PST

I do have the retail XP install cd. I have no idea how to fix the problem with the cd. Any ideas? Thanks

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Fair warning. I haven't tried this. You can?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2004 3:52 AM PST
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Re:Re:Either ignore it or have fun.
by Cursorcowboy / January 11, 2004 10:18 PM PST

Please note that the article [Q823293] discusses a bug situation in WinXP where connecting a removable media storage device (for example, a universal serial bus [USB] drive ("includes ZIP drives)), the default drive icon and drive label that you selected when you set up the drive do not appear. Instead, the standard Windows drive icon and drive label appear. A supported hotfix is available, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. This hotfix may receive additional testing and therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next service pack.

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Re:CD Rom Icon in My Computer
by Quaint Data / January 10, 2004 9:40 AM PST

the icons on your desktop are or should be just shortcuts, you can either delete them then go to your c drive where your roms are located and change the icons by righclicking on them, change icon, you must have the themes or your previous icon somewhere on your pc just find where it is and use them again.
Create a shortcut then put on your desktop, change icon same as before.
You can download icons themes from here.
you can rename them dvd or cdrw etc wityhout any problems. Wink

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Re:CD Rom Icon in My Computer
by joehawk1 / January 10, 2004 1:33 PM PST

Some time ago I posted a problem with my CDROM icon suddenly not being able to find it's target ie: CDROM. Robert suggested I run sfc /scannow which, after running, at least the icon again had the ability to find the target.[Thankyou again, Robert]. I was not however able to get full function from the icon. A week ago I reverted back to a mirror I had made with TrueImage a year ago. The CDROM icon shortcut worked perfectly. I subsequently updated all the Critical Microsoft Updates, with the immediate result that my CDROM icon no longer could find it's target. I reverted back to the non-updated mirror image and the icon is again perfect. I have not updated the critical updates, as I believe there must be a problem with one of them. I have cut down some of the security risks without using the updated via Steve Gibson's site at . Joe

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