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How to rebuild icon cache in Windows 10 (White icons on desktop)

This video will show you how to rebuild the item cache in Windows 10 and fix blank white icons on the desktop that have become corrupted.
1. Press the windows key + r to bring up the run menu and type %appdata% and press ok.
2. This will take you to the roaming data folder and you will need to go back a folder and open up the local folder, press the view button on the top and show hidden items.
3. Now delete the IconCache and empty the recycle bin.
4. Restart the pc (may take longer due to rebuild of file) and check in the local appdata file to see if the IconCache has been replaced.

Method 2 if the above does not work:

1. Close all explorer windows that are open
2. launch taskmanager using ctrl+shift+esc
3. In the process tap, right click on the explorer.exe process and end process.
4. From the file menu select new task and type cmd.exe and press ok.
5. Now in command prompt type the following line by line and hit enter: CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local DEL IconCache.db /a EXIT
6.Now in task manager select file and new task.
7. Type explorer.exe and click ok
8. You may need to refresh the desktop and the best way to do this is to click on your desktop background and press F5 which will refresh.

I am not responsible for anything that happens on your machine and these tutorials are to be used at your own risk. If in doubt contact an IT professional.

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I cannot boot up my Microsoft Windows 7 due to a corrupt ntfs.sys file. I can access command prompt through computer or cd. Please help!


As you are able to access command prompt, you can run the "System File Checker" tool to repair/ replace the corrupted ntfs.sys file. To do this, follow the instructions below:
1.Restart your system and tap F8 key repeatedly until you see Advanced Boot Options menu on your screen. If you miss reaching the screen in the first attempt, repeat this step until you reach the screen.
2.On the Advanced Boot Options screen, select "Safe Mode with command prompt"
3.In the command prompt window, type "SFC /scannow" (without quotes).
Note: There is a space between C and / in the command above.

This will scan all your protected system files and replace the corrupted files with a cached copy stored in your system.
Important: Please do not close the command prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. After the process is completed, the scan results will be displayed on your screen.

To know more about System File Checker, you can refer to the following Microsoft support page:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

Hope this will help you.

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Aug 17, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Sometimes clicking my icons does nothing


If it happens again, try a system restore first. Pick the date when the icons were ok.
If the problem comes back, you might consider rebuilding the icons cache. It might have been corrupted.
Here is the tutorial to rebuild the icon cache. It is very easy :
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/117229-icon-cache-rebuild.html

May 14, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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my yahoo messanger display image become blank and


Try these steps: For XP

1. Exit Yahoo! Messenger by right-clicking the tray icon and selecting "Exit."
2. On your keyboard, press "Windows Logo+R" to open the "Run" command.
3. Type in "cmd" and click "OK." This opens a Command Prompt window.
4. Copy and paste each of the following commands into the command prompt. Press the "Enter" key after pasting each command.
%SystemDrive%
cd "\"
rd "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\Cache\" /s /q
rd "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Yahoo\" /s /q
rd "%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Yahoo!\" /s /q
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Yahoo /f
reg delete HKCU\Software\Yahoo /f
del "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\*--*" /f /s /q
del "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\*.tmp" /f /s /q
del "%temp%\*.*" /f /s /q

Delete your Avatars and Icons files. Here's how:
1. On your keyboard, press "Windows Logo+R" to open the "Run" command.
2. Type in %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\Cache\Avatars\
%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\Cache\Icons\
3. Delete all files inside each folder.

Restart your Yahoo! Messenger and you should be all set.


Nov 01, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \system32\ntoskrnl.exe Please re-install a copy of the above file.


Fix the problem

Best Method would be this one, if you have the Windows Disk.

Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file: 1. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer. 2. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key. 3. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted. 4. Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. 5. When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed: Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
[Type Y in response to this message.]

Enter Load Identifier:
[This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.]

Enter OS Load options:
[Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER]. After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally.

After Windows XP has successfully loaded, the Boot.ini can be modified to remove the incorrect entry.

Nov 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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