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Why do my desktop icons keep changing

By Sprocket ·
When I boot to my Windows 2000 desktop, some of my icons (about 3 or 4) randomly change to some strange icon that I have never seen before.

If I do a properties and change icon, it shows the correct one, but it will not display the right one.

It affects any icon on my desktop.
For example sometimes my word icon is a white and black square, or my folder icon is a blue background and a strange piece of paper.

I am running an upto date virus checker, and it hasn't found anything.

Whatcould be causing this? I haven't seen this on Windows 2000 before and I have used it since its beta stage.

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by razzadaz In reply to Why do my desktop icons k ...

If the above link does not work try:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q132/6/68.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=desktop%20icons%20changing&rnk=3&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000

This is an address to the microsoft Knowledge base id#Q132668. Links copied and pasted sometimes produces spaces, if the links dont work go directly to microsoft support site and search for that specific article.

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by razzadaz In reply to Why do my desktop icons k ...

Remove spaces between the r and the k, and between the forward slash and the number 6.

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Why do my desktop icons keep changing

by Sprocket In reply to Why do my desktop icons k ...

Didn't seem to help with my problem.

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Why do my desktop icons keep changing

by Sprocket In reply to Why do my desktop icons k ...

I have had to rebuild the pc for other reasons.

So tell me a joke and I will re-issue the points accordingly.

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by Sprocket In reply to Why do my desktop icons k ...

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