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Windows 7: Disappeared HDD Icons

08 Jun 2012   #11
golemkaaa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes ,same on a second account.


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08 Jun 2012   #12
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

At this point, I think the best option would be a Repair Install of Windows.


Before doing the repair install, read through Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. You do not have to do those steps, but you may needs steps 1-3 and steps 5-7.
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11 Jun 2012   #13
golemkaaa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

i solved the problem
some kind of software deleted the c/d/e directory in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons

any idea what kind of software can remove directories in registry?
since may 28 i havent installed any program , but in may 29th the icons disappeared
and i saw some kind of new skype and office 2007 update in add or remove programs .
mb the skype or office update deleted my drive icons ?
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11 Jun 2012   #14
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If you are using any registry cleaning software, it can delete those keys.

If you are not using any registry cleaning software, it may have just been due to registry corruption. That can occur if there is hard disk corruption or bad sectors on the hard disk, so you should consider running Disk Check with both boxes checked.
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12 Jun 2012   #15
golemkaaa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
If you are using any registry cleaning software, it can delete those keys.

If you are not using any registry cleaning software, it may have just been due to registry corruption. That can occur if there is hard disk corruption or bad sectors on the hard disk, so you should consider running Disk Check with both boxes checked.
i never used registry cleaning software, this was the first time , cause i wanted to repair those icons
chkdsk > i did it many times , in windows , or before windows , but no bad sector
i use an hdd software too called hdsentinel :

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12 Jun 2012   #16
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with your Event Viewer logs. Those may indicate what happened to the registry.
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14 Jun 2012   #17
golemkaaa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

i have no files in minidump directory, and theres no memory.dmp file
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14 Jun 2012   #18
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

We don't need .dmp files, just the logs that are generated using those instructions...
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20 Jun 2012   #19
golemkaaa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

good luck,i hope that u wont hack my comp :/
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20 Jun 2012   #20
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Didn't hack your computer. Also didn't find out why those registry entries are missing. I would chalk it up to a random occurrence... Sorry I couldn't give you more information than that. I did my best to find out what happened for you.

By the way, there is no personally identifiable information in those logs, but if you feel more comfortable with them off the internet, you may remove them now.
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