G4 makes icons disappear

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AuthorTopic: G4 makes icons disappear
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Windows XP

Playing Geneforge 4 makes all the icons in my desktop, start menus, and Windows Explorer disappear--no placeholder icon, just nothing. Restarting the computer makes some return, but not all (those that remain missing are at least replaced with a placeholder icon).

Ideally, it would be nice if they didn't disappear, but I would settle for being able to get them all back when I want them.
Posts: 18 | Registered: Tuesday, June 7 2005 07:00
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Sounds like explorer.exe is having issues. Next time just hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and open up the task manager. Under the File menu select New Task. Type explorer.exe and hit OK. That should bring them back without the need to restart...

Lt. Sullust
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Make sure you go to the Processes tab and check to see if explorer.exe is running first. Otherwise, attempting to launch Windows Explorer again will just result in a browsing window popping up. If explorer.exe is still running, right-click on it and select End Process. Confirm ending the process, and follow Sullest's instructions from there.

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Yes, this is really a windows problem not a spiderweb one. Somewhere abouts there is a "repair icons" button. Now if I could only remember where... might be in TweakUI...

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