some of the icons on my Windows XP desktop suddenly have little colored symbols on them? For example, some of my Word icons on the desktop now have a green checkmark; one has a red exclamation point. A PDF icon also has a green checkmark. This just now started...is it relative to an automatic update?
Several unwanted desktop icons appeared recently (I think they come via Search2000 when IE is used). They won't right-click for deletion, nor will they allow themselves to be drop-dragged to the recycle bin. They don't appear in the desktop icon list when using the desktop cleanup feature.
there are 2 icons appeared in my desktop when I tried to delete them, they will be deleted but then appeared back again in my desktop. When I'm using the internet the content of that icon will just be automatically opened in different tab without clicking it and just pops multiple times after being closed. How can I remove these 2 icons. The name of the 2 icons are the same in Tagalog, it says 10 sampung utos ng manginginom and then when it opens up on the very top where the blue thing is, it says Destrukto & in the address or information bar it says C:\WINDOWSsystem32destrukto.html.
I have a couple of undesirable icons that magically appear on my desktop even after running adware and spybot numerous times and deleting, deleting, deleting....is there any way I can get them to go away
A friend of mine recently purchased a pc-cant remember the make i can easy find out tho-it worked fine for a week or so then apparently out of the blue a thin vertical line has appeared down his desktop-funny thing is it only appears on his desktop-if he is browsing the web he cant see it
For some reason, an Microsoft Outlook icon has appeared on my Desktop.I don't want it there because I don't use it. (I use Outlook Express 6.0). But I hesitate to delete it as it doesn't appear to be a shortcut, but the program itself.How can I move this to where it belongs, i.e. somewhere in Program Files?
I was about to change the wallpaper on my desktop and noticed that there were dozens of photos that have appeared in the select list that I never selected before. These are spread over many folders, so I thought I would do a browse from the menu, to find out where they were as I have used search to find them unsuccessfully
i have searched everywhere to do this , no site seemed to know how to get rid of it so i am helping the troubled with this problem, well not really a problem but an adjustment..it is a piece of cake. first right click on the desktop, go to arrange icons by ,uncheck lock web items to desktop(bang it's done).
After a malware infection (Inet2 and SpySherriff - which took over my desktop) I cleaned up some files, directories and registry-entries. Now, after the cleaning activity as explained by techguys, everything seems going well. All programs do start without problems (through the start-menu or the quick-start taskbar), but there is a small drawback: my desktop screen shows only my wallpaper, there are no icons. The right-mouse click on the desktop also doesn't work (although the desktopsettings are accessible through the control panel). I use WinXP pro. what is wrong and how do I get the icons back on the screen?
I just upgraded from 2k to XP. On 2K i could have all my desktop icons and icons for programs i use down on the task bar above open applications. Im sure theres a way to do this on XP so i dont have to go to my desktop or the start menu every time to open a new program.
I remember few days ago.. my kaspersky identified some system file as a trojan.. so it probably a misunderstanding when i was installing system mechanic. it got deleted.. and i have this automatic option to delete them after they are put in backup in kaspersky. now whenever i open my pc, my desktop and taskbar and start menu,etc goes away after a few seconds! Now i rely on the task manager..
Turned on other computer this morning. The desktop wallpaper showed. There were no icons or taskbar. I right click on the desktop and nothing happens. I can do a ctrl+alt+del and access the task manager but have no idea on how to restore my desktop. When I startup in safe mode all I get is a black screen.
basically the date on my computer has turned into weird symbols and I don't know how to fix it. The time is actually okay, i think it's just the date or something. I tried looking in the regional/language settings and what not but i couldn't figure it out. Maybe you can. Here's a pic of the problem. Notice the date on the right side of the pic.
I was looking at my start up folder & noticed a bunch of square symbols as the startup item & the command with the location of HKCU/SOFWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Windows: Load.Does anybody know what this is? should I take it off of my start up?
I was in a program that ran a 1280X1024 4XAaliasing 32 bit color and I was also watching a movie from netflix in the background(talk about multitasking). My normal desktop settings are 1024X768 16 bit color. I switched to view a nice scene in the movie to the movie and then switched back to the program. Problem was when I switched to the program the computer sort of pinged 3 times quickly and then reset.Now in various odd places instead of text I see odd shapes like empty white or black squares, circles, lines or triangles/arrows. It's sort of like wingdings characthers or like characthers that the computer doesn't recognize. Immediately after the restart I switched the DPI in display setting from like 95-96 to 120DPI.
Has anyone seen anything like attached photos? Done multiple google searches and nothing useful has turned up. The computer is a XP x86 system with onboard graphics, motherboard has already been replaced. Don't know where to turn next.
In WinXP,Explorer I have 4-5 instances of My Documents and subfolders.I posted about this several days ago and someone said I could safely delete all instances that were shortcuts.How do I tell which folders are shortcuts?On the desktop the icons look different.I can tell no difference in Explorer.
Ok, Im DESPRATE for help right now, and im going to explain my whole situation which is grim I have a SONY VAIO 2.53 GHZ P4 Processor, 512 RAM, Windows XP pro (not so valid edition) 2 year old Comp. And I have 2 hard drives both 200GB, C: (windows and programs) D: video editing files...
I have a project to turn in TOMORROW... I could get in Big trouble and Fail a class if i dont get this done TONIGHT
Last Night I noticed when I was editing that some of my avi exports were all distorted and fragmented... So i figured "I havent EVER ran defrag (stupid me) on this hard drive maybe I should defrag it" So I looked into a defrag program called "diskeeper" I defragged C: (windows drive) and attempted to defrag D:.... I came to my comp and discovered an error that just said failure with the drive or something... After that I could not access (D I restarted, diskcheck did not work, and I dont want to do system restore... I posted on another websites forum and someone said I probably went over the 137GB limit... I think when I went over the 137GB limit, it possibly overflowed over some kind of boot files or something that lets windows read the disk i dont know (not that techincal with computers)So i looked into that, and I have an ATA card... and Windows NO service pack XP pro... Ive heard things about having a 48 bit bios or something... And after installing WINDOWS XP SP1... I try to get on my computer and i load windows
On my HP laptop, I can not move any of the desktop icons. They snap back to original position when released. "Auto Arrange" is not checked. I have tried with "Align to Grid" both on and off. "Lock Web Items on Desktop" is not checked.
I wanted to change icons on my desktop. so i was looking for the function, went into folder options, then to file types tab, I clicked on file folders, then on advanced. Didn't select anything, clicked ok. After that every time I click on a folder it would open in acdsee. So I went back there, couldn't find a setting to readjust it, then added a new command to open folders in explorer. Now each folder I click on opens in a new window.
This happened to one of my co-workers yesterday. He was cleaning his keyboard off and he must have hit some kind of key combination, because all his desktop icons disappeared except for the My Computer and Recycle Bin ones. I guess he had a bunch on there that he needed, but couldn't find them. They weren't in the Recycle Bin and a file search didn't turn any of them up.
I thought I was typing a word doc one day.Only to glance up long enough to see that I wasn't typing in the right spot and all of a sudden after hitting return the icons bilnked and disapeared? This did happen on a XP machine.