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Windows 7: black squares, no icons

10 Mar 2010   #1
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
black squares, no icons

Hi all,
I've got a problem with black squares covering icons. If I make the icons larger they are OK but when set to "small", just a black square! I thought it may have been due to "ultimate tweaker for win7" which I had installed and had used to get rid of shortcut arrows, but I've deleted that and the problem is still there. I've also deleted the hidden icon cache in user/app/local and rebooted...still no good. Any help welcome, txs


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12 Mar 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi lffoar,

Here's a whole thread about this issue, let me know if it helps at all: Black squares over desktop icons in Windows 7

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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16 Mar 2010   #3
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Txs Walker for your reply,
Problem solved......but in a strange way!
I loaded UWT, (ultimate windows tweaker), and after hours of trying different things I found if I clicked on a few items then set each page to default again and rebooted all returned to normal.
Each page had to be done individually, ie set page 1 to default, reboot, set page 2 to default, reboot etc etc. Dunno how, why or what, but it worked!
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16 Mar 2010   #4
brady

 

Those programs simply make registry modifications, you setting them back to default fixed your problem.
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16 Mar 2010   #5
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

No problem, lffoar! Glad you were able to fix the issue Please let us know if we can offer assistance in the future.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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