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Windows 7: Strange icon on startup

17 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Strange icon on startup

Hi there, bit of a novice but ive just upgraded my windows vista ultimate to windows 7 ultimate and noticed upon the new upgrade that this strange icon appears on the folders on my start menu?

it looks like two monitors and a green arrow pointing at one to the other. anyone know what it is and how to disable it? thanks in advance!




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17 Jun 2010   #2

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

Huh, that's weird! Any other icons affected? The first thing I'll suggest is to rebuild your icon cache: Icon Cache - Rebuild

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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17 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for your help but no joy i'm afraid :/

the weird thing is it only appears once clicking a folder, then it appears when you mouseover any other folders in the startmenu, I also noticed it when going through C:\ folders on the library. really strange, any other tips would be great please!
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17 Jun 2010   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Since this is an upgrade, try doing a scan on the computer: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It would be good a good idea to eliminate the possibility of this being an issue from a virus.

What anti-virus are you using?
is the AV up-to-date?
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17 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Most people will tell you that doing a clean install is safer than doing an upgrade, and they have a point. When you upgrade, critical system files are replaced with ones from the version you're upgrading to (in this case 7), but often times files are missed. On top of that, your programs are installed with Vista settings rather than 7. I don't see how it could have caused this, but upgrading has caused problems for a lot of people.

I say copy your files to another hard drive and do a clean install of 7. You can do a clean install even from an upgrade disc. Here's how: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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17 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

tried doing the scan but found no integrity violations, thanks anyway!
i'm using avg 9.0 along with spybot which are both upto date and havent found any problems since the upgrade, so i don't think its a virus

thanks for your help product fred i'll consider your suggestion of a clean install!
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17 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

No problem
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17 Jun 2010   #8

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

Dejaentendu, let us know if you decide to do a clean install and if so, whether it works to fix the issue! Thanks for your help. Project FRED

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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17 Jun 2010   #9

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dejaentendu View Post
Hi there, bit of a novice but ive just upgraded my windows vista ultimate to windows 7 ultimate and noticed upon the new upgrade that this strange icon appears on the folders on my start menu?

it looks like two monitors and a green arrow pointing at one to the other. anyone know what it is and how to disable it? thanks in advance!
Am I missing something here ??..Why is it strange icon ..it is saying Itune ..2 screens and 2 arrow it means download.... I must be getting old !!
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17 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmansam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dejaentendu View Post
Hi there, bit of a novice but ive just upgraded my windows vista ultimate to windows 7 ultimate and noticed upon the new upgrade that this strange icon appears on the folders on my start menu?

it looks like two monitors and a green arrow pointing at one to the other. anyone know what it is and how to disable it? thanks in advance!
Am I missing something here ??..Why is it strange icon ..it is saying Itune ..2 screens and 2 arrow it means download.... I must be getting old !!
Nope its on every folder once clicked unfortunately!
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