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Some applications on my PC are not showing their icon. Example inside.

Q: Some applications on my PC are not showing their icon. Example inside.

Here is a cropped example of my desktop The top two icons Pritzlaff and Videography Contract open with the same program Adobe Acrobat Pro One produces a thumbnail the other does not The next row Pritzlaff again is a pdf and should have a thumbnail or at least the Acrobat logo Next to that is Wedding Planner That is an access database It should have the Access logo but does not It is not just on the desktop the application's icons Some on showing PC applications icon. are not inside. Example my their are gone in the start menu Some applications on my PC are not showing their icon. Example inside. too Then the next two applications have icons and they are correct I don't really see a pattern to which programs are affected I see Citrix Adobe Acrobat all of the Office Suite Quicktime and some internal OS programs too Just to name a few Notes Other profiles on the computer suffer from the same issue I tried deleting the IconCache db and rebooting but it did not resolve the issue All file associations are correct and applications are fully functional It's just an annoyance and I am finally doing something about it Also tried making a new account on my computer so it created a new profile that didn't work the same icons were missing Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks

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My specs: msi mobo
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A:External hard drive not showing up on my PC

Hello there,

There are a lot of different reasons for an HDD to stop showing. A few things you can try are:

Try using a different USB cable, make sure it is as short as the original one, or even shorter. This is important it terms of providing enough power for the drive to function properly.

Try connecting it to different USB ports.

Try connecting it to a different PC.

Sometimes the drive can misbehave due to insufficient power even if it appears to be spinning make sure you connect the HDD directly to the USB port and not through a USB hub.

Check if you can see the HDD in Windows Device Manager and in Disk Management. Good luck.
 

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A:Seagate external hard drive not showing up in my computer. It is detected.

Yes, if you initialize it you will 'lose' everything. You will want to try something like [email protected] Recovery or maybe Easeus Partition Recovery.
 

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A:External hard drives not showing up

Hello,

I'm not completely certain that I understood your situation. I wonder if it's possible to clarify the question? Otherwise Disk Management is a good place to start looking for a missing HDD.
If the HDD is brand new you might need to initialize it. This is needed if below the disk it says ?Not Initialized?. Right-click on the Disk that says ?Not Initialized? and click ?Initialize Disk?. Then you will have the option to choose between MBR and GPT. If the drive is more than 2 TB you should use GPT, if not you could use MBR as well. Once the Disk is listed as Basic and online right click the unallocated space and click create a ?New Simple Volume?. For the file system choose ?NTFS? if you want to use the HDD on Windows.

Hope that helps.
 

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Have you tried using different drive enclosure other than the IT-CEO IT-700?
 

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A:External hard drive not showing in My Computer

Hey pcrquals. I would try the drive in another pc to narrow down where the problem is, a problem with the drive itself, or a problem with the pc recognizing the drive, which might be a problem with the USB port(s) or with the USB drivers. Does another USB device like a flashdrive work when plugged into the same port?
 

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firz3h said:





Hi guys im not sure what the problem here or if this is supposed to happen. I have the latest AMd drivers for my video card I have checked direct x version and every thing and im not sure where to go now google hasnt helped much. I was wondering if you guys knew what a solution could be.

the main problem is as you can see in the pic below is everything is n/a and there are no driver details either. Could this cuase slight graphics problems when playing games and such?

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also not sure if it installed correctly as it shows up like this in device manager
 

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A:Resolution and Color Issues in Full Screen Applications

Take a photo.

Do you have up to date NVIDIA drivers?

Try it with only one TV connected.
 

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A:Dxdiag not showing display device

Are you sure your DVI, display port, HDMI, etc is connected to the graphics card not to the onboard graphics? Try reseating the card on another PCIe x16 slot. Make sure the display connections are connected to the GPU not the onboard graphics. Do the clean install to the latest stable drivers (314). Driver sweeper should have cured any software issues. If the reseating, checking the connectors, etc doesnt work, it is most likely an issue with the card.
 

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You've pulled out all the stops. If the BIOS doesn't see the drive, there's not really anything more you can do. Drive has failed somehow. Send back to mfg. if still under warranty. Hope this helps!
 

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You might have to go to the admin tools and fix it there...
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management
...then on the left side u see a "System Tools", "Storage" and "Services and Applications"...click on "Storage" -> "Disk Management". Then you should be able to see all your hard drives etc, then if u want to use the hdd just "Format" it and it should show in "my computer"

But then the 2nd question...I'm not sure about that one, I would use the software that came with the hdd and read the manual or then I would take the easy way (that also would make it more fresh) and reinstall Windows completely on the SSD HDD.
 

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A:External hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer

"I hear a weird intermittent constant "Sound" and it's NOT loud, MAYBE It's a "Clicking" sound, But I'm not sure."

Maybe a soft click or a sliding sound? The drive should normally do nothing more than hum.

"I connected it to another PC, it didn't work there too."

Dang it didn't past the test here either. When things go wrong in my computers I often try them in another machine. If it works in the second machine then I know it's still working. If it doesn't work in the second machine then I usually consider the device dead. I'd try a third machine if you have that resource.

If the data are that important I'd consult a data recovery specialist.
 

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What OS are you using?
 

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A:Thumb drive not showing up in Disk Management or My Computer

Hi

it sounds well stuffed, however i did a quick google on the subject

http://www.recovermyflashdrive.com/articles/how-flash-drives-fail

http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/214456-flash-drive-broken-need-repair-recover.html

regards
 

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Use A43 File Manager. This is a replacement for Explorer.

Your files are still there, probably hidden by malware infection

at the CMD prompt type these

E:
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Get the new hard drive and install Windows on it. After you have applied all the Windows Updates, install the old drive as a second hard drive and see if you can access files from it that way. If you have to return the old drive for warranty replacement, see if you can borrow a drive for this data transfer. If the old drive isn't seen, there is nothing that can be done to save the data short of spending hundreds of dollars
 

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A:Laptop overheating, dust inside I think

Hello Dan, welcome to TechSpot! :grinthumb :wave:

There is a little "Hello all!"-forum here somewhere called "Introduce Yourself", I think you'll find it most appealing .

-------------------------------

Addressing the problem:

Cleaning the PC is not difficult. However something may still break the first time around, so please be gentle!

Now, as everybody told you previously, using canned air is the best way to go. Touching the components with your bare hands may shock them with electrostatic discharge (or ESD for short), and that's sure to fry out things in notime.

As for the temperature, by saying up to 81% in degrees Celsius - you mean 81 degrees Celsius right? If so, then that PC is definitely overheated :haha: .

If you want to clean out the dust, here is a short explanation on how to:

Do not worry about opening the PC. Just be cautious regarding these things:
1. If the laptop's lid doesn't come off right away, do not use excessive amounts of force. Find what's obstructing it, and gently remove the obstacle if possible.
(You know, I actually sawed a *laptop in half once... I'm just saying - *a Toshiba Tecra T9100)
2. Do not touch the electrical components with your hands directly, or with a metal/conductive object. You might funnel ESD into the PC, which may ruin it for sure. There are "ESD bracelets" that prevents ESD altogether. Plastic "surgery styled" gloves will also prevent ESD.
3. It is usually the big screws which hold the lid tight. There may be as many as 14 on a regular laptop. Make sure you remove all of the screws which holds the lid tight. Not all screws do this, some may only be holding onto the HDD, DVD drive or some other device.

You are now set to clean you PC from the inside!

What you need:
- A screwdriver matching the screws - usually the common 'star' (also called Philip's), or in some cases even the uncommun 'torx' screwdriver.
- A can of compressed air. With a nozzle on it of course.
- A fine piece of cloth, like an old cotton t-shirt.

Instructions:
Simple.
1. Remove the screws which holds the lid onto the bottom.
2. Gently remove the lid.
3. You see dust? Blast it with the compressed air! Gone.
4. Search and Destroy. (dust usually accumulates in intake/venting fans, on the PCB itself, and on flat surfaces). The more dust you blow away, the better.
5. Collect all the dust bunnies you can find using a fine piece of cloth, like a t-shirt. This won't scratch the solderings, or ESD-shock the PCB.
6. Close the lid. Make sure you re-use ALL the screws you previously removed.

You're done.

If you have any questions, ask away! And I (or some other TechSpot hero) will answer.
 

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A:Iomega server showing as media device

Right-click on the iomega server icon and select "properties" See if you can change the device type
 

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\
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Oh yeah, forgot to mention that games like Blur and Burnout load up fine and run great through menus as long as there's nothing requiring 3D rendering in them. As soon as I get anywhere in the game requiring 3D rendering, everything quits and the screen goes black.

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any idea, need to order a PSU asap today. I am looking but since I am building a new machine, I don't need any high end psu, just a reliable one

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Never mind. I just found out the solution. Long story short: if you're having the same issues I was-

1. Remove your battery.
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Why No Repsonse?

Hello,
I see there are a lot of views of my post.
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A:Can connect to wireless network, but cannot use applications

let's document the wired vs wireless configurations.

First get a command prompt

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That will happen when you don't install a graphics driver. For that matter, did you install the motherboard chipset, LAN and audio drivers too?
 

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A:Toshiba Satellite not showing wireless networks

What are the system specs? and which windows you are running?
 

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Saba Raba
 

A:Sound drivers not showing in XP Control Panel

Hmmmm.. Are you saying the default Sounds and Audio is also missing from Control Panel???? Is your sound otherwise working OK? It's just the stuff missing from Control Panel???

I don't know i have an answer.. but here's some info/things to try
> Note the "drivers" are what you see in Device Manager (so good they're still there!)
> The stuff in Control Panel aren't the drivers.

To try restoring the Control Panel applets try
> Look in Add/Remove programs. Do you see an entry for your Delta 44? Uninstall it
> Reboot and then try reinstalling the Delta44 stuff

Also, you should also be able to start the standard Windows Sound and Audio applet by Start->Run, enter: mmsys.cpl then click OK
 

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Any can will do the job.
You should be able to pick one up at a local office supply like Office Depot.
The more often you do it, the easier/quicker it will be.
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My question is this: is there a way to access my files on the work computer without formatting the external and losing all my backed up documents? I am under the impression that giving my hard drive a new letter will require it to be partitioned/formatted?
 

A:Vista WD External hard drive not showing up, don't want to format

The hd letter shouldn't have anything to do with it normally. But your work computer may be locked down in such a way that it is. But no, you do not have to reformat to get a new drive letter. See if you can get into disk management from the administrative tools control panel, in there you can change drive letters (ie - make the cd drive drive X or something temporarly).
 

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A:Flash drive madness: cannot creeat new files without making undeletable things inside

interestingly enough, when i make a new folder, and DONT rename, so it remains, "New Folder" it donest have all that crap inside.
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zomgbbq whats going on!
 

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They show up as
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Their both showing as empty
I tried restarting and everything, can someone please help me?
Thanks
 

A:External Hard Drives Showing As: (J:) Error

Spyware Symptom

Check for spyware. You can find the following 3 anti-spyware utlities in the downloads section:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
SpuerAntispyware
Spybot Search & Destroy

A common symptom of spyware is that it disables one or more of your devices. You need to run 3 anti-spyware utilities as there are many different types of spyware.

Repost with results.

-- Andy
 

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Here is picture.


Thanks.
 

A:Silicones inside a laptop adaptor?

The grey stuff is 'mastic putty' you should be able to find it at any local electrical supply shop, depending on your location.
 

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A:My IDE Hard Dreive Detected by BIOS but XP is not showing

Disconnect the good drive with all the data on it.
Then format the "Main hard drive C:" and install your operating system. Once that is done, the "secondary" or storage drive will be detected and recognized...
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A:When two 1GB RAM modules are placed inside computer monitor stops working

Have you changed something in the BIOS settings ?
 

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I have checked to make sure everything is securely plugged in and everything.

Some of the posts I have read have said to run in safe mode and download the drivers again, problem is, I can't even get it to go into safe mode. I do not get any signal from the video card.

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A:No input showing on monitor

Bump

Please can someone give any input or suggestions as to what might be causing it?
Should I buy a new video card? The mobo shot?
 

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A:Mass storage device icon shown as a file

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A:Cd-rom not showing in my computer

Is this an external CD ROM drive that you have tried to use on both your pc and your laptop? I am having trouble understanding how both machines have lost their CD ROM functionality> It would also help if you told us the operating systems for both machines.
 

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A:SATA drive not showing in BIOS

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Thanks in advanced for any help or assistance as always!

Michael
 

A:One of my hard drives not showing up?

The "missing" drive could be bad... or loose on it's connector. You will have to open the laptop or a hard drive bay, to check and access the hard drives
 

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