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Weird drive icons - Windows 7

Discussion in 'General Software' started by syedimty, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. syedimty New Member

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    MY drive icons changed to something weird after installing these program

    Any drive formatter
    hsfexplorere 0.21
    HP Windows format utility for pen drive

    Not sure which one caused it, but i have uninstalled all them still drive icon hasnt changed. Attached the screen shot

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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Scan for virus, download Malwarebytes and scan with that too.
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    I assume you didn't black out the names on those drives, so it looks like you have a virus/ or have been hacked , or something.
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    It sounds like you got a virus. Might be time to do a clean Windows installation.
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    It is possibly you (may) have a virus/malware.
    It is always safe to do a scan with a good A/V program and a good anti-malware program.

    However, if, they do not turn up any problems... you might want to try this fix --> Icons change incorrectly in Windows

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    The Windows Club has Icon Cache Rebuilder, which you can try.

    Run a scan of your system files, too. This should check and make sure your system files are not compromised (which shell32.dll is one of and contains the systems icons).
    To do this run this command (without quotation marks) from a Administrative command prompt --> "sfc /scannow" (be sure to put a space between the "c" and "/")
    It is explained here --> Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I think the OP did black out the names, likely for privacy reasons.
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  7. syedimty New Member

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    Really thanks for your reply guys,
    I blacked out drive name because the drives names are my family member names. Just for privacy
    I scanned for viruses , my pc is clean . I use bit defender 2012 total security.

    @95Viper thanks a lot man, tried the icon cache rebuiler, It solved my problem.

    Thanks lot for your help guys :D
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