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Windows 7: Black boxes over Desktop icons....

13 May 2009   #1
Davy7RC

Vista / 7 RC 7100/Virtual XP
 
 
Black boxes over Desktop icons....

My Win 7 has been working flawlessly for the past few days, but this morning after installing some updates(posted), after restarting I have these black boxes on my Desktop...tried clearing the thumbnail cache after Googling the problem but no dice...any ideas???




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13 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

I don't have a solution but if you look at where the black boxes are situated you can see that they are exactly where the small 'shortcut' icon should be.

Added: I haven't installed the test update yet so i'm thinking that's the problem. You could try uninstalling it :)


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13 May 2009   #3
Davy7RC

Vista / 7 RC 7100/Virtual XP
 
 

Thanks a bunch!!! That did it...Guess I'll leave it alone for now, even though I HATE those little arrows. BTW, what do you think of the program XdN Tweaker; is it safe to use??? That's what I used to get rid of them.
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13 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Glad it worked. I was gonna install that update but i won't now +rep for ya.

I've not heard of that but i'm very weary of using tweaking software on Windows 7. I might look into it
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13 May 2009   #5
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

any idea if you can tell us if you were running 64 bit or 32 bit? i haven't come across this problem yet on 64 bit and i have installed the test updates.
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13 May 2009   #6
Davy7RC

Vista / 7 RC 7100/Virtual XP
 
 

I am currently using a 32-bit version of Win 7 RC....
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13 May 2009   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

It could be limitied to the x86 RC, i'll download now to try to confirm.
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13 May 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

No problems here, downloaded all the test updated and so this morning and icons on the desktop are still the same, but I have removed the shortcut arrows on mine so that may make a difference.
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13 May 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

I've just installed the update on my x86 and no black boxes. It could be something specific to certain GFX drivers as i'm no longer using the native WDDM Windows 7 driver for my Intel 945 Chipset.

Added: Something else to note is it's the second TEST update
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13 May 2009   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No problems here..I know some had problems happening with those test updates in the 7000 build too.

Yeah, there's two small updates, then an 8mb one after you download the first two.
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