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my icons on my desktop are messed up.

by catwoman76 / February 2, 2004 3:31 AM PST

I have Windows ME. All of a sudden 2 days ago, the icons on my desktop messed up. they look they are shadows, they have lost their color, and some are distorted. I don't know how to describe how they look.

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Re:my icons on my desktop are messed up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2004 5:22 AM PST

1. Press Start, Help and Support. Put the following words in:


Use this to 3 days ago.

2. Failing that, find and install the video card drivers for your video card. Niether Microsoft or I will know what video card you have or who made it.


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Re:my icons on my desktop are messed up.
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 2, 2004 11:50 PM PST


If Bob's suggestions don't help, then try doing a "search" on the computer for a file named: shelliconcache. (It has no file extension) It's a "hidden" file, so make sure that you are "showing all files" in Windows Explorer. Once the file is found, delete it, then restart the computer. The file will be recreated in a couple of boots and the icons should look correct.

Hope this helps.


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screen all messed up
by anniecly / August 30, 2010 1:40 PM PDT

My I cons are all over the screen and can,t get a screen picture on that I want

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After 6 years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2010 8:05 PM PDT
In reply to: screen all messed up
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