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    My windows icon problem

    This started last night (Sunday 3 April) when I closed down my computer all went normal then it had a very brief blue screen the computer then restarted on its own and this is how all the window icon look like I deleted the icon cache restarted but no change I have two files in called iconchache.db and iconchache backup db it does not cause me any problems starting programs its just unsightly any suggestion to correct this ? I tried to place new shortcuts from the program files but they immediately went back to as the screen shots show
    My system is win7 64 bit its been 3 years since a reinstall maybe time to do a clear out
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    A continuous sentence without periods to break up is extremely hard to read.

    What I make of the problem is that you have been hit by an infection that has broken the file associations. If you can run anything update your antivirus program and run a Full/Deep scan. Then download Malwarebytes antimalware program, I usually get it from www.majorgeeks.com and it's free, install and run. In extreme situations I run Fix Exec.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/fixexec/

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    What I make of the problem is that you have been hit by an infection that has broken the file associations. If you can run anything update your antivirus program and run a Full/Deep scan. Then download Malwarebytes antimalware program, I usually get it from www.majorgeeks.com and it's free, install and run. In extreme situations I run Fix Exec.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/fixexec/
    Avast pro is uptodate no infections found .
    Malwareby full deep scan no infections or pup found.
    I did a system restore from Thursday 31 March same results icon faulty.
    One last thing that I can do is a image restore from Monday 29 March as I have a automatic image backup each Monday using Macrium Reflect, will it give the same result as system restore does ?
    Reinstall win7 !!not a happy thought

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    Not sure if the computer had time to create a memory dump file, but BlueScreenView will analyse it for you if it did.

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

    It sounds like you already have a new icon cache, but see if running this batch file does a better job.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-rebuild.html

    Failing what has been suggested, see if using your restore points to before it occurred will resolve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Not sure if the computer had time to create a memory dump file, but BlueScreenView will analyse it for you if it did.

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

    It sounds like you already have a new icon cache, but see if running this batch file does a better job.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-rebuild.html

    Failing what has been suggested, see if using your restore points to before it occurred will resolve.
    Have been through all your suggestions including using a restore point made the previous Wednesday no change I did make reply to Berton but it has not shown up here ? , I leave it until I install win10 in a month or so
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    Is it possible that your icons are stored in a location that is not accessible? For example, you might have a folder called H:\ICONS on your external H: drive. If H: is not available, Windows won't be able to find the icons, and you'll get the behavior you are now getting.

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    Is there anything in Event Viewer with a date and time stamp for when it first happened - reliability history may also have something recorded.

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