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Windows 7: Icons change size after restart

16 Jul 2012   #1
marbet

windows 7 home premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Icons change size after restart

Hello
Can someone please help a person who does not know much about computers.
My desktop icons change the size from small to medium after any numbers of restarts.
They were small before and I would like them to stay that size.
Can somone help how to lock the size or why they change the size all the time.
Thank you


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16 Jul 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

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18 Jul 2012   #3
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Sounds like the user profile may be corrupt.,
Following suggestions of Ztruker you may try these as well

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
* Requires reboot if integrity violations are found.
Then Icon Cache - Rebuild
* Requires a reboot as well.

If these do not work, suggest on creating a new user profile and see if the issue persists.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
Fix a corrupted user profile

* Don't forget to keep a back up of all your stuff.
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18 Jul 2012   #4
marbet

windows 7 home premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I did, looks like my profile might be corrupted. On top of this I've been getting messages from Avg about threat-"Trojan Droppper". I tried Malwarebytes removal wont help, went to system restore. Dont see any check point. Icons keep changing the size any time i reboot.
Looks like my best option might be going back to factory setting??
Any other ideas??
thanks
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18 Jul 2012   #5
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marbet View Post
I did, looks like my profile might be corrupted. On top of this I've been getting messages from Avg about threat-"Trojan Droppper". I tried Malwarebytes removal wont help, went to system restore. Dont see any check point. Icons keep changing the size any time i reboot.
Looks like my best option might be going back to factory setting??
Any other ideas??
thanks
Yes, in that case a Repair Install or a Clean Install Windows 7 would be good.
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19 Jul 2012   #6
marbet

windows 7 home premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

You mean going back to factory settings right?
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19 Jul 2012   #7
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marbet View Post
You mean going back to factory settings right?
Yes, you could do that, or you could do a clean install which doesn't have the bloatware that the pc had when you first powered it on. a factory restore will bring all of that back. Lets try a factory restore first and if that doesn't work, we can do a clean install. Do you know how to do a factory restore? If not, you can give me the brand and model of tyour pc and I can tell you how to do a factory restore.
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19 Jul 2012   #8
marbet

windows 7 home premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

You could provide me with instraction once I'll check the model-is hp though.( I am at work right now).
What is the difference between factory setting and clean install??
Thank you for all your replies.
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19 Jul 2012   #9
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marbet View Post
You could provide me with instraction once I'll check the model-is hp though.( I am at work right now).
What is the difference between factory setting and clean install??
Thank you for all your replies.
Marbet,

Speccy - System Information - Free Download
*This program will show you your specs

*Or you could simply type : system information on in the search bar.

System Info - See Your System Specs
*Do fill in your system specs
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19 Jul 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

marbet,
to advise about a factory restore, then we must have your system specs. I surprised that these were not already requested.

Carry out the following:

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.
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After that,
then if you would like to try to avoid a reinstall or fresh install, do let me know.

If you decide that you want to do a factory restore, then I do recommend, as has been suggested, than you perform a clean install rather than a factory restore.

If you would rather make a clean install, than let us know and we can advise accordingly.
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thanks,
karl
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