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weird stuff happening!

By longjohn4021 ·
The other day I booted up my pc and all my wordpad icons changed along with no more wordpad shortcut on my desktop! I tried system restore points as far back as a month to no avail! Help!!
I tried a copy of my XP cd that my vendor gave me so I could repair my system and windows won't recognize the id numbers...I'm at a loss!


OS - windows XP home sp2

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by BeachNet In reply to weird stuff happening!

OK a stab in the dark here as this happenned to a friend (except it was word that had disapeared)

Open Windows explorer
Folder options
File types (tab)
wait for it to populate the list
go to RTF and see what is being used to open it
if necessary click on change and find wordpad in the list.
This should change all your icons back to wordpad.

hope it helps

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by OTL In reply to weird stuff happening!

Put the CD in the drive, cancel out of the install, open a CMD window and type SFC/SCANNOW.
(system file check/scan now)

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