Running Win7x64 Home Premium on brand new HP Paviliion. When I right click Task Bar, Properties, Task Bar, and click Customize, some icons to the left of those entries are wrong. Task Manager appears twice on the list, once with no icon at all; once with Comodo FW icon. System Information shows the Comodo FW icon. The Canon My Printer icon is gone and I'm sure it used to be there. Windows Explorer shows an Avast icon. Several other programs like Windows Update, HP Advisor also have no icons showing, but can't remember if they EVER had them before or not. Using the tutorial here, I cleared out/rebuilt the icon cache but this weirdness persists.
I've also noticed the little arrow just left of the notification area you can click to to evoke hidden icons has just vanished. Not sure what is causing this or if the two issues are related or not.
Any thoughts or suggestions? If the recommendation is to run sfc /scannow, HP sent no OS disks with this system. I did however make a Repair Disk and the Recovery Disks. Will those work if prompted to insert disk during/after this operation? Or does scannow go get clean file copies from my d: where the restore image resides?