+ 0 Votes If you're getting corrupt files and CHKDSK sees them and ..... ThumbsUp2 5 years ago .... SFC can't repair them, it's only a matter of time before that drive goes. If it were me, I would get my stuff backed up in preparation of replacing it soon. + 0 Votes I FOUND THE PROBLEM!!! write this down somewhere... chatch 5 years ago Launch an elevated CMD window, ie Right click, Run as Administrator... Shutdown Explorer Process from the Task Manager In the CMD window go to C:\Users\<ProfileName>\AppData\Local Do the following command: attrib -H IconCache.db Do the following command: del IconCache.db Do the following command: start explorer i did some more research and found that on a forum. http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/700390.htm + 0 Votes Here's another listed solution ... OldER Mycroft 5 years ago "Control Panel > Default Programs > Set Your Default Programs. Then select your current web browser from the list on the left and click ?Set this program as default?.Sounds redundant, but I believe this forces the recreation of the shell icon cache, as does this solution, but in a simpler manner." Excerpt from: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-rebuild-the-icon-cache-in-windows-vista/ + 0 Votes Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows Vista and Windows 7 Peconet Tietokoneet 5 years ago The icon cache can be cleared by deleting the hidden file named IconCache.db in the following location: %userprofile%\AppData\Local Note: %userprofile% represents the path to user profile folder. Rebuilding the Icon Cache Database 1. Close all folder windows that are currently open. 2. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe. 3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process. 4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation. 5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run?) 6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK 7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command: CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local DEL IconCache.db /a EXIT 8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run?) 9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK. How to Change the Icon for a File Type in Windows 7 and Vista: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/change-file-type-icon-windows-7-and-vista/ Please post back if you have any more problems or questions. If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.