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SpArKy
08-09-04, 22:11
Hi teccys, nice to speak to you all again, yes SpArKy has yet another unsolved mysetery http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

This time......... :rolleyes:

It is my Drive Icons :confused:

For some apparent reason they have Dissapeared, Right Drive "L" is my Portable USB Memory stick i use for college, and the Icon has gone.

The other four icons are just a 7 in 1 memory card reder.

I have tried everything to solve this, and its just annoying and ugly to see, any help would be appreciated.

Thankyou - Over'an'out!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/offset.jpg

[ 31. October 2004, 14:07: Message edited by: SpArKy ]

SpArKy
08-09-04, 22:14
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/drivess.jpg

Neteru
09-09-04, 02:47
My first thought is a corrupt icon cache. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\*****\Local Settings\Application Data

*Where ***** is the name of your user account

seek out the file IconCache.db and delete it. Then reboot. This may fix your problem.

SpArKy
09-09-04, 09:33
Thanks Net, but still no luck :confused:

Neteru
09-09-04, 11:00
Um. Try TweakUI (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx) and go to the 'Repair' option (at the bottom of the list) and try to rebuild icons.

Joseph
09-09-04, 11:57
Wouldn't just a reinstall of the stick and the cardreader solve the problem? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif

SpArKy
09-09-04, 12:17
Originally posted by joseph:
Wouldn't just a reinstall of the stick and the cardreader solve the problem? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif Mmm i did think about this joseph, but i dont know if i still have the drivers to install on hand at the minute, and i carnt afford to not be able to use my Stick at this time, also on that note i dont think i know how to un-install them preperly, without preobably deleting the wrong thing! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif ...... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

SpArKy
09-09-04, 12:26
I have downloaded the file net, but when i try to open it, it says it is not a valid Win32 file mate!

SpArKy
09-09-04, 13:22
Anyhow, i got it working in the end, repaired my icons, but still the other drive icons are missing, joseph, am trying yours :S

Joseph
09-09-04, 13:22
Originally posted by SpArKy:
I have downloaded the file net, but when i try to open it, it says it is not a valid Win32 file mate!Sparky, you don't OPEN it, you install it.
Just doubleclick on it to start the install wizard.

[ 09. September 2004, 14:24: Message edited by: joseph ]

Joseph
09-09-04, 13:25
Originally posted by SpArKy:
Anyhow, i got it working in the end, repaired my icons, but still the other drive icons are missing, joseph, am trying yours :SWhy didn't TweakUI repair all the icons? :confused:

Joseph
09-09-04, 13:25
Anyway, i think to uninstall / reinstall is the best way.

SpArKy
09-09-04, 13:50
I dont know what it is i have to un-installl. they are plug and play devices!

SpArKy
09-09-04, 14:20
Well i re-installed but there still missing, how strange!

tlr online
09-09-04, 14:50
I've had this before. I had to glean the registry keys for the icons from fellow forum members, edit/update my XP registry then reboot. Some programes, when uninstalled, remove more reg. keys that they're supposed to.

Do a search in technical support for my thread on missing printer icons.

tlr online
09-09-04, 14:55
HERE (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=005274) you will find some useful info on replacing missing Windows XP icons.

SpArKy
09-09-04, 15:58
Thanks, i have read that thread, but i dont know what icons are missing as i carnt remember what they are. Or the registry value!

SpArKy
13-09-04, 17:31
I really dont know whats going on here!

They load for a brief sencond now, then dissappear, i wounder whats wrong!

Neteru
31-10-04, 07:37
I assume this problem still exists for you.

Try THIS (http://windowsxp.mvps.org/driveicon.htm), it contains the reg key I couldn't find before. Note also the mention of the use of a windows Theme.

SpArKy
31-10-04, 10:51
Thankyou ever so much for still looking into this case Neteru, you are a star, although i have looked at this information, the file it asks me to find is not in my computer i dont think these are the only files i have;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/ini.jpg

Joseph
31-10-04, 11:27
Sparky did you click also "advanced search options", and checked it also looks for system files, and hidden files and folders?
These you show here are not the one you look for.

Neteru
31-10-04, 11:38
Morning Joseph http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif (I got caught out by the time change this morning and went to the supermarket 1 hour early :mad: :D )

Well it kept bugging me, always in the back of my mind. As Joseph says Sparky, make sure you search hidden files and folders too. And don't forget, that isn't the only suggestion. There is the possible registry editing. Just make sure you back up the registry before you make any changes. ;)

Joseph
31-10-04, 11:43
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif Time change today? I missed it!

Joseph
31-10-04, 11:47
Good morning Net http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif I was so surprised. :D

SpArKy
31-10-04, 11:56
I did not do this, but now i have now, and i still only have four results! :confused:

Joseph
31-10-04, 12:02
Try the registry editing option.

SpArKy
31-10-04, 13:55
i dont have the registry folder, for drive icons?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/driveicons.jpg

Neteru
01-11-04, 08:13
And what about the other key?

SpArKy
01-11-04, 10:03
Missed that one http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/second.jpg

I dont know what to delete!

Neteru
01-11-04, 12:10
Backup the Drives key (the folder)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\explorer.exe\Drives \<drive>]

<drive> means the drive letter folder. You can test one first if you prefer. One with the missing icon. Then reboot if necessary.

Or you could just delete the whole Drives folder (again, after backup).

SpArKy
01-11-04, 15:44
Right ok, i think i see now, i shall try later when i get in from college, i have a deadline for friday and a commercial i am making for pot noddle.
Now do i play San Andreas or do work? :rolleyes:

SpArKy
01-11-04, 15:46
Dear me Net look at our posts? He he.

Neteru
01-11-04, 16:40
At your leisure, I don't care when you do it http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif :D Our posts? What? :confused: Think I'm missing something.

ELEN
01-11-04, 16:43
I'm sorry for bursting in and talking off topic......

Originally posted by SpArKy:

Now do i play San Andreas or do work? :rolleyes: Play San Andreas!!! :D Because I have heard that this game is gonna rock http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Net, you are close http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 01. November 2004, 16:45: Message edited by: ELEN ]

SpArKy
01-11-04, 18:00
Erm, basically its Career or San Andreas, i think half Career and half Pleasure, and ELEN i can assure you, its fantastic, you can do literately anything, and yes you are correct we are close, i new you would catch up http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

And anyway hi ELEN, i missed you for some reason, not spoken to you for a while now, hope you are ok!

I am going to attemp this drive thing now :confused:

Neteru
01-11-04, 18:06
Close? Forgive my poor brain. I am definitely missing something. Close to what? :confused: *thinks he may be having a stupid day

SpArKy
01-11-04, 18:10
Argh this directory does not exist, i think it may of been a theme i installed and then removed, should i still try what you suggested, or is there another way i could put the icons back to default.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/registryicon.jpg

Nicky
01-11-04, 18:20
Originally posted by Neteru:
Close? Forgive my poor brain. I am definitely missing something. Close to what? :confused: *thinks he may be having a stupid dayNet, you have 2576 posts and Sparky has 2594 posts http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

SpArKy
01-11-04, 18:20
Neteru, the post count, and may i once again thankyou, as you glaze across my new icons, i just had to delete them as you said http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/perfect.jpg

Although one drive is missing, the new external USB drive i was refering to the other day, its making a funny noise when i plug it in and windows is not detecting it, but for now i have had enough of technical stuff foe one day, thankyou very much Mr Neteru ;)

Neteru
01-11-04, 18:49
OHHHHH! :rolleyes: Somebody hit me! :D DOH. Ok, thankies Nicky, now it makes sense.

AHA! Told you I'd catch up Sparky :D Anyway, to the 'problem at hand'. Great! Problem licked. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif And don't they look loverly? :D

SpArKy
01-11-04, 19:03
Originally posted by Neteru:
And don't they look loverly? :D yeahhhh......
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif , i think they look just fine ;) .....thankies http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

ELEN
01-11-04, 19:05
Originally posted by Neteru:
OHHHHH! :rolleyes: Somebody hit me! :D My pleasure!!! http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/ruinkai/spanka.gif

:D

Sparky, feel free to mail\ PM me whenever you want to talk to me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

SpArKy
01-11-04, 19:08
Oh, look on the face of ELEN, how much Neteru loves you doing it http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

Thankyou very much chicken, i think i shall!

ELEN
01-11-04, 19:12
Originally posted by SpArKy:
Oh, look on the face of ELEN, how much Neteru loves you doing it http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif Thanks for making me laughing that much http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Net http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

SpArKy
01-11-04, 19:25
No problem http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif

You laughed because you know its true http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

Neteru
01-11-04, 19:27
Originally posted by ELEN:
My pleasure!!! http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/ruinkai/spanka.gifOW!
http://neteru.tombraiderforums.com/images/cry.gif

SpArKy
01-11-04, 19:33
Hey Net instead of chocolates for helping me out, how about a sign;
http://fine-lines.artiverse.net/pics/signs/peroxide.gif

Everything organic is good right :rolleyes: LMAO

http://www.flutterinn.com/smiley-specialfriend.gif

[ 01. November 2004, 19:35: Message edited by: SpArKy ]