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NIGHTMARE icon in windows taskbar

Apr 7, 2008
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System Name Mystery
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0
Motherboard Asus Maximus Extreme
Cooling Swiftech customized full watercooling system
Memory 4096 MB 4 x Corsair 1024 DDR3-SDRAM PC3-8500 (533 MHz) - [DDR3-1067]
Video Card(s) XFX 9800GTX Black Edition
Storage Seagate SATA2 320Gb / Western Digital Caviar SE SATA2 500Gb (NAS) / Samsung Spinpoint SATA2 80Gb
Display(s) Iiyama Prolite 27inch
Case SilverStone TJ05B
Audio Device(s) Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Elite
Power Supply Seasonic S12-600W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Ok ... this is really an annoying thingy in Windows Vista that till today. My top wish list is to solve this !!! :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

See attached pic ... for eg. open My Computer ... icon is of course as shown - the My Computer default Vista icon ... after you browse? *swoosh* kind of black magic ... it changes to that icon with the green arrow ... browsing back to My Computer it remains like that ... with the green arrow!!!

This happens to any and all folders ! ... When you load it ... it comes up with the default folder ... after exporing through folder it changes ... and remains like that.

For info : have tried a fresh installation of Vista to make sure that no bug got in. So must be some DAMN Vista settings

Thanks mates ... hope you enjoy this puzzle !


Apr 14, 2008
3,338 (0.94/day)
Brooklyn, New York 11223
System Name Mine | Dad + Mom
Processor E8500 E0 Wolfdale @ 4.6GHz 1.5V | E2180 M0 Allendale @ 3.0GHz 1.3V
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (X48) w/ Rampage BIOS | Asus P5Q Pro (P45)
Cooling Xigmatek Rifle HDT-S1283 w/ SFF21F Fan | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Memory G.Skill Pi Black 2x2GB 1.02GHz CL5 | OCZ Reaper 2x2GB 1.05GHz CL5
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870X2 2GB 820/1020MHz | Sapphire 4850 1GB 700/1100MHz
Storage WD VR 150GB 10K RPM + WD 500GB 7.2K RPM | WD 200GB 7.2K RPM
Display(s) Acer P243WAID 24" 1920x1200 LCD | Acer V193W 19" 1440x900 LCD
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full-Tower | Antec Twelve Hundred Mid-Tower
Audio Device(s) Fatal1ty Xtreme Gamer w/ Z-5500 5.1 | On-Board Audio w/ S-220 2.1
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 750W Non-Modular | Corsair HX-520W Modular
Software Windows Vista Home Premium X64 | Windows Vista Home Premium X64
Benchmark Scores Not Wasting Time!
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