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Windows 7: HELP! My desktop-icons are gone!

23 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC Ultimate Build 7100 X64
HELP! My desktop-icons are gone!

I wanted to install Daemon Tools Pro. It installed SPTD (or something) and wanted to reboot before going further with installation.

I rebooted, but then it installed SPTD again and wanted to reboot for the second time. After the second reboot the installation-program didn't continue and all of my desktop-icons are gone.

They are still in the folder:
But won't display on desktop.

I tried system-recovery to the point before the SPTD (some driver) was installed. I succeeded but I haven't got my icons back. I also restarted the service Themes...

Can anyone help me?

(See my system-specs for further info...)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64

did you try...right click on destop icons?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC Ultimate Build 7100 X64

Sorry! Just tried it before reading this post...

And it works! Can't figure out why they were hidden...

Thanks anyway!

Greetz Ronald E
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23 May 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

quoted from Bleeping Computers

Filename: sptd.sys
Command: System32\Drivers\sptd.sys
Description: Driver used by the CD Rom emulation program, Daemon Tools Version 4. There have been some reports of problems with this driver.
File Location: %System%\Drivers\sptd.sys
Startup Type: This startup entry is installed as a Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP, or Vista service.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC Ultimate Build 7100 X64

Thanks, Jacee!

I don't know if there is a newer version that doens't causes problems.

Altough, I had it installed on my X86 W7 and now on X64 W7 it's causing problems... It won't even install. On X86, it would.


[Edit: Problem solved. Now using Alcohol 52%. Also designed for W7. Works fine.]
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #6


LOL! I just had that happen and I was freaking out... Not sure why the View / Desktop Icons became unchecked. But phhhew....
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