Some icons in My Computer, in Windows Explorer, on the desktop, or on the Quick Launch bar change randomly.

I used Microsoft fix it . It said :"my windows has a problem."  That problem is Some icons in My Computer, in Windows Explorer, on the desktop, or on the Quick Launch bar change randomly. Microsoft fix it did not fixed the problem!!!   I want to fix it . But I do not know how I can do ? Can someone help me?

 

Thanks!!!

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Hi,

 

1. Which fixit are you referring to?

2. Is the issue specific to some icons or all of them?

3. Have you made any changes to the computer, prior to the issue?

 

Method 1:

 

Step 1: Safe mode

Boot your computer in safe mode and check for the issue.

Start your computer in safe mode

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

 

Step 2: Clean boot

If you do not face the issue in safe mode, then put your computer in clean boot and check for the issue.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note: Once you have determined the issue by using the clean boot procedure, please follow step 7 in the article to set your computer back to normal startup.

 

Method 2:

 

Refer to the following link.

Icons change incorrectly in Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2396571

 

Disclaimer: Modifying REGISTRY settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of REGISTRY settings can be solved. Modifications of these settings are at your own risk.

Please backup the registry before proceeding.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

 

Method 3:

 

Rebuild the icon cache and check for the issue.

a. Click the Start button and click Computer.

b. On the Tool bar, click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.

c. Click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and click OK .

d. Click on Start, then on Run and enter the following in the open box:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

e. Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.

f. Close the window, and restart the computer.

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