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Windows 7: post upgrade problems with windows 7

09 Nov 2009   #1
winman

Windows 7
 
 
post upgrade problems with windows 7

I had no problems with the first two computers that I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, both were 64bit systems. I'm having post upgrade problems from vista to windows 7 with my 32 bit machine (Sony Vaio VGN-NR430E). THe machine did fine with the compability check for Windows 7.

Problems:

1) Some icons on the desktop are not appearing. Instead of the icon, I just have a white icon in it's place.
2) Taskbar icons are either white or blank. If I click on the white or blank icon the application will run, If I hover over the blank or white icon it tells me what application it is.
3) Control panel icons are not present.
4) Start menu icons and folders are white. If I click on them, it just hangs like it is trying to do something and will remain like that until explorer crashes.

Ideas that I tried but did not work:

1) Tried rerunning the Windows 7 upgrade. But when it gets to the compability check, the check just keeps running. eventually I then must cancel out of the upgrade
2) Tried a chkdsk at bootup. No errors, but it did not fix my problem.
3) Tried rebuilding the iconcache. Did not work
4) Tried some other type of scan (sfc /scannow)that was started from the command prompt. it did not work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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09 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Follow this link and you should be well after.

Copy and paste this after for good measure, to an elevated command prompt. Then hit enter:

sfc /scannow
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09 Nov 2009   #3
winman

Windows 7
 
 

ah, that was the scan I mentioned in my original post that I could not remember what the command was. That did not work either. Thanks anyway
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09 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Did you follow the link and install latest driver?

Any errors for sfc at all?
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09 Nov 2009   #5
winman

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Did you follow the link and install latest driver?

Any errors for sfc at all?
I did not proceed with the instructions in the link, since the notebook's onboard graphics is not Nvidia. it is Intel GMAX3100.

There were no error messages running the sfc scan
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09 Nov 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you able to get Windows updates?
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09 Nov 2009   #7
winman

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Are you able to get Windows updates?
yes, and all updates are installed
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10 Nov 2009   #8
winman

Windows 7
 
 

Had to back and do a clean install and all works perfectly now
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10 Nov 2009   #9
gregrocker

 

Hmm I was gonna suggest a Repair install which is an Upgrade over itself, but you went one better. Enjoy Win7.
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