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For some reason when I started up my laptop recently, all of the icons on both the taskbar and the desktop have turned invisible/disappear completely and I am unaware has to how to fix it. I have put a picture in the attachments that shows what the "icons" look like when they are highlighted and non-highlighted.

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White Title Bar Text: Windows 8 default theme - White TitleBar Text v1.1 by maddada1 on deviantART

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System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E2-2000 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5717 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7340 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 456873 MB, Free - 397841 MB; D: Total - 18195 MB, Free - 2213 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2B02
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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