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windows explorer - the taskbar icons are not shown

Q: windows explorer - the taskbar icons are not shown

well hello there is a while now the taskbar icons are hidden and cannot be show i disabled the feature quot hide the inactive icons quot but still when i log in the taskbar gets frozen for minute or more i dont think its a registry cleaner issue since some icons appear i think its a program that its messing with my icons not a virus just a program that wants to load but cannot i are explorer the icons taskbar windows - shown not guess the task manager volume amp sound driver app icon appears plus the nvidia icon also and the microsoft security essentials i am missing some icons like the safely remove hardware etc in total i windows explorer - the taskbar icons are not shown used to have like or icons now including messenger and outlook windows explorer - the taskbar icons are not shown minimized to the taskbar icon i have when should be not less than any registry tweak to complete disable the hide inactive icons i remember before this issue occur i installed some update that every time i booted the ballon tip appeared alone in the taskbar warning me it was hidding my inactive icons that just like minute after logging in while the windows explorer was starting up i guess this created some nasty jam that now the ballon does not pop up and makes the icon permanently hidden as i said after i got them missing disabled the hide inactive icons also i used a utility from microsoft to see everything that loads up with the os drivers boot execute programs run once etc i disabled all the third party stuff i dont need sure i log in faster but still the same issue help nbsp

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When I start computer although all processes are loaded, their icon is not allways shown in the task bar (bottom right). Sometimes no icons are shown at all except for the clock. Very rarely I can see all icons of loaded programs. Anyone has an idea?
 

A:Icons not shown in taskbar

Go to the link below and under the letter "N" scroll down to "Notification Area - Icons Disappearing" where you'll find some possible fixes.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/icons-not-shown-in-taskbar.620784/
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Hello everyone.

I've been experiencing an annoying bug on my Windows 10, which is after two or three days of my computer is running, when I right click on any taskbar shortcut, the list appears all black, like this (if I reboot, the problem goes away for a while, plese note the right click works perfectly on any other icon other than the taskbar):

Has anyone experienced something similar? If so, were you able to fix it?

Regards.

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I had to do a total system install and used the usb that Dell sent me for my system and all seemed ok but then I noticed that the icons were gone. Except even thought the icons don't show the programs still run and but can't be accessed via the desktop by right clicking. and this can be seen in the picture attachment. Any help would be greatfully accepted and much thanks. notice also the lack of network icon is missing but space for it is there also. if a fix for this is also possible that would be good too.

A:Icons missing but space shown where they should be in taskbar

If I understand you correctly. You are trying to get the Icons in the little box down by the clock.
If that is correct just drag and drop them down by the clock.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/334077-icons-missing-but-space-shown-where-they-should-taskbar.html
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A:Pin multiple Windows Explorer icons to Taskbar

right click on the drive then select Create shortcut

a shortcut will appear on your desktop

drag the shortcut to your taskbar

right click the explorer icon on the taskbar, you will see the shortcut that you want there

you can then delete the shortcut from your desktop

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/159132-pin-multiple-windows-explorer-icons-taskbar.html
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A:Windows Explorer fails to load - no icons/taskbar

Came across the same problem. It is a virus problem and I had to reformat to fix it. Usually it is a virus associated with a crack .exe file.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-explorer-fails-to-load-no-icons-taskbar.816291/
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I'm never the one to ask, but I don't know what happened. I tried looking online but I couldn't find any solutions. It seems like all my icons (including folders) are not showing up in windows explorer, taskbar, or the desktop anymore. This isn't too big a problem, but navigating through my picture library is very complicated without thumbnails.

My PC is pretty heavily customized.
I also cannot open the start menu from the taskbar anymore. I click the startorb and nothing appears.

Screenshots

Also, while I was uploaded the three screenshots to imgur, the icons showed up on the popup to windows explorer.

A:Icons & Thumbnails don't appear in windows explorer or taskbar anymore

start off with a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and restart when finished.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/219462-icons-thumbnails-dont-appear-windows-explorer-taskbar-anymore.html
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Hi,
I'm running a Dell Inspiron 6400 with Windows XP Home on it.
My problem is as such:
When ever I close an explorer window, the taskbar and desktop icons disappear for a few seconds...Its quite annoying, and it also closes any other Windows I have open.
Programs don't seem to be affected...

Has anyone come across this problem? And are there any solutions?
Much thanks for any help rendered.
 

A:Taskbar and Desktop Icons Dissapear After Closing Explorer Windows.

*bump*
Can no one help me?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/taskbar-and-desktop-icons-dissapear-after-closing-explorer-windows.601650/
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A:Windows XP taskbar tooltip shown in bold

Will this help.http://www.watchingthenet.com/change-windo...fault-font.html

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/272047/windows-xp-taskbar-tooltip-shown-in-bold/
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When I right-click the Explorer icon in my Task bar I get a list of Frequent folders.

I would like to ask a few questions:
(a) What are the criteria for adding a folder to the list? As far as I can recall I have only accessed one folder on the list once or twice. And other folders that I access more often are not there.

(b) How can I suppress the whole section? I see that I can remove individual entries from the list, but how about the whole lot?

(c) I don't recall seeing this before applying some Windows Updates. Was it an Update or did I just not notice it before?

A:Q: "Frequent" folders shown for Explorer in Taskbar

a) Not sure

b) Right click on Start orb > Properties > Start menu button > Customize > See picture below

c) It is always there. You must have missed it before.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/255422-q-frequent-folders-shown-explorer-taskbar.html
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I solved this problem by system restoring but the question I have is what caused the problem Could it be data corruption malware or something else It tray and with icons taskbar windows missing "Had" lag explorer problem seems to definitely be software related since I fixed the problem by system restoring I did not remember any major differences software related between the days this problem has not occurred and started occurring with the exception of "Had" problem with taskbar tray icons missing and windows explorer lag a Windows Update for quot Windows Defender quot it is possible for a definition update to cause these symptoms Two problems I quot had quot before system restore Taskbar icons not appearing quot most quot aren t showing up the processes are running Really bad Windows Explorer lag second lag when opening folders in "Had" problem with taskbar tray icons missing and windows explorer lag start menu alt tabbing from full screen etc About four days ago I started Vista and noticed some of my taskbar icons missing despite the fact that they re all loaded when I checked the task manager I followed this guide which said to go to quot HKEY CURRENT USER Software Classes Local Settings Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion TrayNotify quot and then delete the values quot IconStreams quot and quot "Had" problem with taskbar tray icons missing and windows explorer lag PastIconsStream quot I did that and restarted explorer exe it worked and brought back my taskbar icons However it s not permanent the problem comes back after I restart my computer and Windows Defender never reappears in the taskbar even after I followed those steps On the same day of the problem I notice windows explorer in general has been really unresponsive and slower than usual For example - when I go to quot Start Menu quot then open any folder windows explorer lags for seconds anything explorer related lags and is frozen before the folder actually opens Another example - When I alt tab from a full screen video game doesn t matter which game it also lags seconds before explorer responds and updates Before this problem occurred windows explorer rarely lagged or slowed down for more than seconds but now seconds I fixed the problem by system restoring but does anyone know why these symptoms showed up in the first place I want to avoid it from happening again but if it does happen again how can I solve this issue without system restoring Also I did a virus scan with Avast custom settings I set all the scan settings to highest but found nothing during the period of problems Any help and info will be really appreciated thanks nbsp

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Hi guys.

I am going crazy with this problem of mine. See screenshot on how it looks like. This problem just occurred yesterday.

Here is my ancient laptop's specs:

Intel Pentium 4 - M (1.9GHz, single-core)
512MB RAM
40GB HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (32MB)

Here is a list of what I already did:

*Copied explorer.exe from another laptop; didn't work, so it is safe to assume that it is not the problem
*Full scan with latest Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (v1.45), found nothing
*Safe Mode, still no icons
*Cleared IconCache.db but to my surprise, it was not rebuilt.

In the case I have lacked any information, kindly inform me. To my dismay, this is the longest time that I had spent troubleshooting.

Best regards.

A:No Icons in Desktop/Taskbar/Explorer

Hello Brionac, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this has just happened, you might do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/78867-no-icons-desktop-taskbar-explorer.html
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A:(explorer.exe) - No icons, taskbar on desktop, just wallpaper!

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/explorer-exe-no-icons-taskbar-on-desktop-just-wallpaper.390191/
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Also virus scans show nothing
 

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A:Missing taskbar and desktop icons (explorer.exe?)

Hi twmrb, welcome to TSG. Your use of file sharing applications is just asking for trouble.

Download Killbox and save it to your desktop.

http://www.downloads.subratam.org/KillBox.exe

Okay, now click Start > Run > and type in:

services.msc

Click OK.

In the services window find System Startup Service (SvcProc). Right click and choose "Properties". On the "General" tab under "Service Status" click the "Stop" button to stop the service. Beside "Startup Type" in the dropdown menu select "Disabled". Click Apply then OK. Exit the Services utility.
Then download and run this app:

http://www.mypctuneup.com/evaluate.php
Boot to safe mode. Instructions here:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm

While in safe mode open HJT and check the following entries:

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe,C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dinst] C:\WINDOWS\dinst.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [qxwbede] c:\windows\system32\rqiboh.exe r
Click Fix Checked and close HJT.

Open Killbox. Now put a tick by Delete on Reboot. In the "Full Path of File to Delete" box, copy and paste each of the following lines one at a time then click on the button that has the red circle with the X in the middle after you enter each file. It will ask for confimation to delete the file on next reboot. Click Yes. It will then ask if you want to reboot now. Click No.

C:\WINDOWS\dinst.exe
c:\windows\system32\rqiboh.exe
Reboot to normal mode and go here for a couple of online AV scans:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
When done, post a current HJT log, okay?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/missing-taskbar-and-desktop-icons-explorer-exe.387996/
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Hello all The issue I am having is at startup After rebooting my pc I discovered that the screen was black shortly after the Welcome screen loads Pressing Ctrl Alt Del brings up the Task manager and shows me that explorer exe is running however my toolbar and desktop background aren't showing I cancelled the process and ran explorer exe as a new task and the toolbar reappears though without my AVG icon I then logged off and back on to my user profile My icons reappeared in the toolbar After doing some research on people with similar problems I attempted to correct not icons loading missing properly/taskbar Explorer.exe the problem by first checking the shell extension Explorer.exe not loading properly/taskbar icons missing of explorer exe to see if it was renamed or manipulated but it shows as quot Explorer exe quot I then attempted a system restore to an earlier date but that didn't fix the issue either I've run both AVG Antivirus and Malware Bytes from safe mode in an attempt to locate any infections but neither found anything I also ran sfc scannow but the problem persists Also due to the product being pre-installed so no installation dvd I could not find the option to run a startup repair The last Explorer.exe not loading properly/taskbar icons missing program I downloaded was Microsoft's Compatibility Toolkit v and used it to remove the UAC popup when running Ventrilo chat software I had recently downloaded Vista Home Premium sp as well but have since uninstalled it trying to troubleshoot this issue Any help would be greatly appreciated ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time Explorer.exe not loading properly/taskbar icons missing of this report Machine name BANGER Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Build Service Pack vistasp gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion System Model GC AA-ABA a n BIOS Phoenix - AwardBIOS v PG Processor AMD Athlon X Dual Core Processor CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Version DirectX DX Setup Parameters Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode Edit I tried startup repair and it didn't find any errors I'm stumped

A:Explorer.exe not loading properly/taskbar icons missing

I chose recently to run Spybot S&D. I can't verify whether or not it fixed the issue, but I haven't seen the error return. I have noticed, however, that IE is lagging a bit when loading initially.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/231461/explorerexe-not-loading-properlytaskbar-icons-missing/
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When i start up my computer, all i get is the background. When i press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, i cannot access the task manager. I was surfing the web and then my screen filled with ads and antivirus software. I think this may be a virus, but I think that my explorer.exe is deleted. HELP!?

A:No icons, taskbar, or task manager explorer.exe deleted

You probably have been zapped with mailware or viruses but

CTRL+SHIFT+ESC: Opens Windows Task then you could try system restore.

ManagerCTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/no-icons-taskbar-or-task-manager-explorer-exe-deleted-461749.html
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"computer" "homegroup" and "libraries" and "libraries" icons are normal, my personal favorites, and "network" favorite all display like the image.

In addition, when I click on the desktop toolbar the control panel icon is just a gray/black box, and the network icon is generic, like the task bar icons.

Any idea what might be going on, and how I can remedy this odd circumstance?

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A:Weird folder icons in taskbar after explorer crash.

Have you tried a program like TuneUp Utilities or Glary Utilities to repair errors with shortcuts and such?, or using them along with CCleaner to clean files and registry?, sometimes it could be that, it happened to me. Or maybe you could try updating/reinstalling your video driver.

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A:explorer.exe Taking Forever to Load Icons and Taskbar!

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A:XP taskbar, icons and explorer.exe missing; no right-click on Desktop

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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I tried multiple system restores, and that did not fix the problem.

Thanks for answering, it's very much appreciated.

A:All icons on explorer, taskbar, and desktop are not showing anymore.

Hello and welcome,

You've done multiple system restores and get the same theme? Or what happens?

Click on start, and on the search bar type in cmd, once it appears right-click it and select run as administrator, upon the prompt type in sfc /scannow, it will request to scan on restart, do so.

Give an update please.

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What do i do??

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A:Problem with user accounts:no taskbar, no explorer.exe, no desktop icons

Quote:





Originally Posted by elcacat


Problem with user accounts:no taskbar, no explorer.exe (it isn't running), no desktop icons

Hi I'm having trouble when I load my side of the computer and the only way I can access programs is through Windows Task Manager. All that will load is the desktop background picture. I have looked up various solutions - it seems the explorer.exe process is missing or unable to be located when I try to run it. I have ran an AVG scan and two infection were found and supposedly healed. These were C:\Programfiles\MicrosoftCommon\wuauclt.exe (Win32\Heur)and C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntos (trojanhorsePakes_c.RZ). Have not yet ran any other scans and really need futher advice on what to do next! I have Spybot and Adaware but have not yet ran a scan since before the computer started playing up. I've also had to manually open Zonealarm so that I have a functioning firewall :/

I've only had this problem once before - I think it was yesterday and I panicked and just turned off the computer at the switch. Restarted, everything was fine and the toolbar &desktop was there. Today it was working fine until I turned it on about 2 hours ago






I've seen something like this once but could not fix it, however try the following. At the blank desktop (just wallpaper) bring up task manager ctrl-alt-delete. You should see some tasks but explorer.exe is missing.

Click new task, enter explorer.exe and press enter. The rest of the desktop will load, icons, taskbar and menubar. You now have a chance to fix whats wrong.
If you can run a scan with either SysInternals autorun of HijackThis this will be your best chance, compare each running task with google, you may be able to pinpoint the cause(s).

You may however be able to create a new user in control panel with admin rights and copy your files across from the old account to the new account.
I'm not sure exactly where in the boot process explorer.exe is called from, but your machie has been compromised, and sometimes its easier to format and reinstall.

The machine I had a look at for a friend also had a folder on the root C: drive just called ! This folder contained hundreds of p0rn type avi's but worse still refused to be delted recreating itself on reboot. Check for any strange folder names called ! may also be worth you running msconfig and hecking the contents of win.ini system.ini, startup services and programs.
Good luck.

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Welcome prabz,


Several users have had luck by shutting down computer. Disconnecting DVD power & data cable. Power up computer, then delete any DVD drivers still present. Power OFF again. Reconnect DVD power & data cable, be connected to the internet & power ON computer again. See if Win7 finds the newest drivers automatically.

Best of Luck, Let us know

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Hello ngawurblas,

Welcome to the Seven Forums. Hope you enjoy your stay.

After setting the folder to details view, go to Organize/Folder and Search Options/View tab. Click on Apply to Folders. This will apply this view to all folders of this type.

Hope this helps. Please keep us informed.

Gary

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Hi iron2000,

Here's some thoughts:

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A:Windows 7 taskbar icons

Welcome!

For your first question, see here: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Your second issue almost sounds like Aero Peek. It occurs when you hover your mouse over a certain button in your taskbar.



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Configuring Windows Explorer - Desktop Icons
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A:Why the desktop icons not shown

If you want to see icons on your desktop, just right-click the desktop, choose Personalization and click Change Desktop Icons, and then check each icon you want to show.

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A:Lenovo hybrid - apps won't be shown/pinned on taskbar

Hello Armonia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The modern apps are full screen in Windows 8.1, and will cover the taskbar. You can use step 3 or 5 to open the taskbar while you have a modern app open to see it.

Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1

Resetting and clearing all pinned items on the taskbar may be able to help with not being able to "Pin to taskbar" if it's corrupted.

Taskbar Pinned Apps - Reset and Clear in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
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A:Windows 7 - There are No Icons or Taskbar on my Desktop

I hope you are not running MSE and AVG at the same time, is not recomended to have to antivirus programs running at the same time.

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A:Icons and Taskbar missing in Windows XP

I don't seem to be able to upload and attach the Attach.txt file, although I do have it available if necessary.

OH! I think it worked this time!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/190834/icons-and-taskbar-missing-in-windows-xp/
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Originally Posted by rilbet2


Does someone know how to remove icons in windows 10 taskbar? I have tried deleting the programs but the icons remain in the taskbar.




Usually, a right click at the icon > click "unpin from taskbar" will do the trick.

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A:Windows Problem 1/3 !! Getting Rid of Taskbar Icons

scroll down to 'notification area" then click on remove past items. it is a file to change the registry ( remove icons). i have used it myself and it works. link is below. and where i found it is below that.

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Hello Aderes Devorah,

After you download something and save it to the desktop, could you please right-click the desktop, and in the context menu, select refresh.
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In some cases TFC by OldTimer can also fix this problem. Please follow the steps below to look if this is the case on your system;





Quote:

The temporary folders that TFC will clean are the Java, Windows Temp Folder, and the Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, and Safari caches. This tool will clean the folders for all accounts on the computer including the Administrator, NetworkService, and LocalService accounts.


Please download TFC by clicking here.
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Hi muz1234,
Welcome to the forum.
You might loke to take a look at this:-
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A:Windows 8 x64 - Two Control Panel icons in Taskbar..?!

Welcome to EightForums.

Take a look at this tutorial:
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8

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Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

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Any assistance would greatly be appreciated!!

A:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop icons

Hello,is anyone willing to explain why one should not run combofix?Sure. To quote Papakid:Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.That said, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.Orange Blossom

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Dear Sirs,
all my attempts have proved futile and you are my last hope.

Situation:
I have replaced the icons for 3 of my programs, browser, mail client & mp3 player with custom icons from the web (16x16 ico, 32x32 ico, 48x48 ico, 256x256 png). They show up correctly in the taskbar itself (small and large) BUT the preview windows title bar icon remains the original (See attachments).

Attempted solutions:
Clearing Icon Cache, Prefetch, MUICache, tried all icon color depths, removing Icon completely, re-installing programs

The aesthetic discrepancy is driving me
I believe that windows has somewhere stored a type of "favicon" upon 1st launch of the programs and I can't find it.

If anyone can help me thank you very much, I hope I simply overlooked something really straightforward

Greets,
Maxwax

A:Update Icons in Taskbar preview windows

Maybe I;m missing something but only the Winamp icon looks different.

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This post may help you acheive what you seek. It's not quite meant for that, but would have the same effect.

Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size

A Guy

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A:XP taskbar icons flashing, can't switch windows

Do you have TweakUI for XP installed? Look under General, Focus and try different settings for applications and whether they are allowed to "steal focus". This may be a setting applied by some other "tweaker" or system customization tool, or it may be malware. Either way, this may give you control, and you can then scan for the bad guys.

http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/TweakUI_XP/tweakuixp.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-taskbar-icons-flashing-cant-switch-windows.377715/
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A:Windows XP Desktop Icons and Taskbar missing

Try Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar.

Download the .vbs file and save it to your hard drive.

Double-click the .vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

Restart the computer.

Hope it helps.
 

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A:Windows XP start-up problem (no icons or taskbar)

Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, go up to the top, click on "New Process" or something similar(in one of the select menus), then type in explorer.exe.

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A:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop Icons

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:

msconfig
safebootminimal
activex
drivers32
netsvcs
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winlogon.exe
wininit.exe
explorer.exe
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%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt<--Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. I suggest you do this and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.regards myrti

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A:Desktop icons and taskbar disappeared [MOVED FROM WINDOWS]

A temporary solution may be task manager, new task, then type "explorer".
That should bring up the familiar windows explorer so you can don't have to use task manager all the time. As for why this has happened, not sure, will look up your particular problem.

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A:Windows 8.1 taskbar, changing icons of pinned programs?

Hi rp88 You just have to change the icon of the shortcut or application that you drag in the taskbar, it'll keep that icon. Just tested it myself and it worked

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A:Windows desktop doesn`t show. No icons or taskbar etc.

Is this Windows XP? I guess what you could do is search for rstrui.exe, it's the system restore utility, and try that out. You can find it in C:\Windows\system32\Restore (at least on my computer.)
 

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Dear Members,
 
I am facing a typical problem with Laptop Lenovo G50-80 with following configuration :
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A:Windows 8.1 taskbar, changing icons of pinned programs?

Hi songsinh1241 I'm pretty sure it's possible. The icons you pinned to your taskbar are located in the following folder:C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBarFrom there, right-click on any icon and select Properties. Click on the Change icon... buttom and select a new one, then apply the changes. Once done, the icon for the program in the taskbar should change.

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A:How to remove default pinned taskbar icons in Windows 8.1?

Right click and select "unpin this program from the taskbar". I have that option for all three on my Windows 8.1 system.

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Hi Dan,
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A:Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

Quote:




I even did a windows reinstall, but the problem is still there! (btw, since then, windows fails to install many updates including IE11, so I now have IE8)




You reinstalled Windows and have a black screen, can't open programs how are you running Windows update?

Brand and model of the PC?

Did you reinstall using a Windows disc or a recovery partition on the hard drive?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/black-desktop-no-icons-no-taskbar-even-after-windows-reinstall-895994.html
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A:Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

I would say try another reinstall, but Im not sure if thats the case here. I have had several times when my computer would just do all this weird crap right after a reinstall sometimes. But I never heard of a iexplorer.exe being 2kb....
 
Sorry forgot to read the bottom, I dont know

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/549229/black-desktop-no-icons-no-taskbar-even-after-windows-reinstall/
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A:Taskbar Icons Won't Change (Suspect a Windows Update)

I've not experienced this, nor heard of anyone else who has. Do you mean the icons for the loaded windows lined up on the Taskbar, or the icons of the programs showing within the System Tray?

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I am trying to get my windows 2000 to look more user friendly, and I have found some different options. I am trying to find the .dll files in which the images for icons, The taskbar e.t.c are located.

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A:Windows Icons, Taskbar, Sound, Tolbar Files

Good luck on finding all of them, You would need to be a Microsoft programmer to find all of them types of files.

If you want Windows 2000 to look more user friendly I would suggest going to Windows XP Pro.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-icons-taskbar-sound-tolbar-files.577703/
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In case you need to know; my computer is not connected with any business policy, I am just using my hotmail account.

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Exact same issue as in this thread but solution doesn't work for me: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html#post496628

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A:Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

As you have tried many things that i would suggest, i am wondering if the disk you are using to install the updates is corrupt?

Have you to tried to use another disk?

I can provide you with the links if needed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/346318-black-desktop-no-icons-no-taskbar-even-after-windows-reinstall.html
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A:shortcut icons are shown as black square in properties

Welcome to Seven Forums,
Try here
Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Forums

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A:Malware causing files and icons to be shown as hidden

Download and save the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware 5.0.0.1128, then close all open windows first, then install it and update its definition files, then restart the computer.

Run a quick scan with it, then select and remove EVERYTHING it finds.

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Click Start - Run, then type in

%temp%

and then click OK.

Click Start - Run, then type in

c:\windows\temp

and then click OK.

Once those 2 temp folders appear and you can view their contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside them.

If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal behavior. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

After you're done, restart the computer.

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Why hasn't it been upgraded to SP3?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/malware-causing-files-and-icons-to-be-shown-as-hidden.1022052/
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3. All desktop icons gone; but their names still show and they "work"
4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
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A:Tumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

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3. All desktop icons gone; but their names still show and they "work"
4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
5. Control Panel no longer shows icons, names only
Seems rather dramatic.... Anybody any idea?

A:Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

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A:Taskbar icons dont load + mainpage icons keep flashing + very slow application loadin

Hi, welcome to TSF!

If you still need assistance, please post a fresh main.txt log.

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http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/806318-no-icons-no-taskbar-no.html

I'm having the same problem as that guy. Except System Restore is not working for me (I've tried it three times)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/incomplete-windows-restart-taskbar-and-desktop-icons-not-loading.808589/
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(Note: I don't know whether this problem involves malware or not, so I made the exact same thread in the Hijack This Forum also)

My computer uses Windows XP with McAfee Security Center.

When I turned my computer on yesterday the loading process stopped before it would run after it got to my background. Thus, the CPU stops as if everything is done loading and the startup process has finished, but my taskbar and desktop icons don't appear. Windows Task Manager is the only thing that I can get to appear.

Through Windows Task Manager I can perform tasks with CTRL-ALT-DEL, so I am able to access the internet and Hijack This. System Restore hasn't worked to fix the problem either, as I've done it 3 times and it hasn't helped. I think I have the same problem as this guy:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/806318-no-icons-no-taskbar-no.html

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Desperate situation here I have WIN SP After logon the desktop is black with no icons There is no taskbar no start button The shortcuts WIN R WIN E WIN F etc are not working The problem is also there in safe mode I read many things about explorer exe being corrupted or infected My C Windows explorer exe file is bytes I tried many suggestions -I made sure there are no multiple displays in Display settings -I updated and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware -I did a system restore -I run SFC even after reinstall windows no icons, desktop, Solved: no Black taskbar SCANNOW and took quot Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them quot but in the log file CBS Log I found Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall only errors quot Cannot repair member file quot about wmp dll of Windows Media Player so I did nothing cause Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall Windows Media Player is irrelevant -I even did a windows reinstall but the problem is still there btw since then windows fails Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall to install many updates including IE so I now have IE -I deleted the quot iexplorer exe quot in key quot HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Image File Execution options quot there was no quot explorer exe quot key to delete -I made sure the value in HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Winlogon Shell is Explorer exe -I did a Quick Scan with a Windows Defender Offline cd and found nothing -I created a new Windows user Nothing worked I cannot work on my pc and I am really desperate nbsp

A:Solved: Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-black-desktop-no-icons-no-taskbar-even-after-windows-reinstall.1133995/
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Hi,

The image below shows my current taskbar when I open a window that has a quick-launch icon (e.g. Opera) as you can see it combines the window and the quick-launch icon together however I would like it to create a separate taskbar item rather than doing this. Would this be possible? Are there any programs that fix this? Sorry if this seems like a vague question but it's quite hard to explain when I can't actually show what I want it to look like.



Thanks .

A:Separate quick-launch icons on the taskbar with active windows.

Sounds like you need to right-click the Taskbar, click Properties then on the Taskbar tab make a change in the Taskbar buttons: section.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/349776-separate-quick-launch-icons-taskbar-active-windows.html