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Windows 7: Corrupt Installations

05 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
Corrupt Installations

Hi Guys

I am about at frustration point here. I again re-installed windows this week-end as my icons for shortcuts I had made for various programs suddenly "changed" to weird looking ones. When I tried to fix the problem through properties I got a message saying that the file the shorcut related to could not be found in the %systemroot% directory. Rebuilding the icon cache did not help either. After searching manually ensuring all files including protected system files were visible I could not find the particular directories the shortcuts were pointing to either.

Then I decided to check uninstall programs in my control panel to see what was installed and as you can see by the image I have included a number of programs now have a "blank" icons associated to them where it was a different one when initially installed (as anyone with silverlight properly installed will see) also a lot of the file sizes are also missing.

Frankly I have no idea why this is happening, I cannot pinpoint it to installing any one program as I have installed programs differently in different order each new install but end up at the same result often before even half of my programs are re-installed. I'd appreciate ANY help on this issue or hearing about if anyone else is experiencing this problem. I am running the x64 Ultimate Edition of Windows 7 downloaded from technet with a legitimate key and activation. It installs perfectly it is when I add other programs to the installation that things start to go weird.

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05 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Are you running any cleaner program such as ccleaner?
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05 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP

Yes I have ccleaner installed but have not run it since re-installing this last time.
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10 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP

I am still searching for answers as to why my installation of microsoft products continually corrupt .... I have re-installed windows (clean install) five times now and each time programs like Sliverlight, Wndows Live Sync, Windows Live Upload Tool as well as some logitech programs end up with corrupt installations and their associated icons disappearing. It is becoming a real pain.
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