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why does the icon of my computer (drive c) is changing to a red cross symbol?

Q: why does the icon of my computer (drive c) is changing to a red cross symbol?

hi, i think my computer has a quite serious problem, yesterday i tried to install a few programs n maybe one of them contains a virus, when i did the virus scanning, i found there's trojan virus there.
i cudn't open my c: or my documents, and almost all.

i tried to cleaned them up using my antivirus program (AVG 7.5, free ed)
and it works

after that, i tried to do another scanning, and the result shows that it has no viruses anymore,

fyi- before there was 8 file were infected, most of them are from system32

the new problem is, even though i can open all my drives like normal, but the icon of my drive c now has changed into a red cross symbol, as shown in the attachments, "screen"

and when i turn my laptop on, there's a box appears, shown in attachments, "error1"

can u please tell me what is going on with my laptop?
and what should i do?

thanks a lot.
waiting for ur reply
thx!
;p

nessya

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A: why does the icon of my computer (drive c) is changing to a red cross symbol?

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I got infected with some malware. I'm not sure which one it was. I had popup ads coming up on my computer all the time, and error messages with bad grammar on them.I installed Mc Afee, Ad Aware, Spybot search and Destroy, vundo remover and run them all. I also ran Mc Afee Stinger as suggested on here. Each of them removed some malware.I still have a Red x (like a delete icon) instead of the hard drive icon when I look at my hard drive in My Computer. Also if I disconnect the internet from my PC I get IE "Work Offline - No connection to the internet is currently available" messages come up, even though I don't use IE!!! Sygate firewall is reporting that windows explorer is trying to connect to the internet as well, I don't know if that's part of it or what.Can someone decipher my HijackThis log and/or help me out? Cheers!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:49:03 PM, on 21/02/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Com... Read more

A:Red Cross/delete Icon Instead Of C Drive Icon

Hello 3lpete and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It's clean. Let's try a different scanner and see what we can see.Before running a new scan let's clean out the temporoary folders. Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Now download WinPFind35u.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named WinPFind35u on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.Open the WinPFind3u folder and double-click on WinPFind35U.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).In the Drivers section click on Non-Microsoft.Under Additional Scans click the checkboxes in front of th... Read more

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A:RED cross icon on local drive D ......

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I have multiple drives in My Computer, and I want to change the icon for those drives to match the content in there. How do I do this?

A:Changing Drive Icon

Hello Saiarcot,

This can help show you how to. It's the same in Windows 7 as in Vista.

Drive Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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HP laptop 6830s, windows XP1) I had my laptop on standby and forgot to connect to the power source overnight.Next day I noticed the amber battery light flashing (checked the manual which said its because the battery reached a critically low level). I have turned on the laptop whilst on the AC source and is working fine. When I click on the icon it says:current power source= ACpowertotal battery remaining: 0%below this there is an icon of a battery with a red cross - when I click on that icon I get another window and it says power state is on line. Any suggestions?2) If this is an indication that the battery needs replacing, can I keep using the laptop with the AC source??   

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Hi All

I have a wireless network set up and running successfully here at home but I am wondering if there is a way I can change the icon for my sharded drives.

I have an additional Hard Drive in my desk based PC that I have shared on the network, and in the 'My Computer' section on that PC this drive shows up as the drive picture icon, alas, on my Laptop - it only shows up as the standard shared resource icon.

Is there any way I can get this shared drive to show up as a drive icon on my laptop...?

Ta
 

A:Changing ICON on shared drive

in network neighborhood or my network places those Icons I am not sure if you can change but if it is a desktop shortcut and it is an XP machine just right click > properties > change icon and pick one
Peter
 

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Hi,
I need to change the Beep sound of my Motorola Symbol LI4278 device after scanning the wrong barcode.  This is to enable efficient scanning within a large warehouse.
After searching the internet and any relevant documentation for a day I have not been able to making anything work.
I just need to be able to change the sound so the operator knows the wrong barcode has been scanned.  My application is written in VB.NET
Can anyone help?

Thanks

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I have DL'd some freebie stuff for X-plane. [Aircraft - airports etc]
I have used a recommended installer to ensure correct file placement.
None of the new stuff will open in the program although it is itemised.
In WinExplorer each new file has a little lock symbol on the icon.

Can anyone explain this and how to deal with it?

Thanks.
 

A:Lock Symbol on File Icon

I am going to assume the last post in this thread should help you. This is the first thing Google found.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com...y/thread/e6e585dc-c685-4e2f-8c62-db2f762ab056
 

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Icon symbol issue when checking ?use this app for all .* files?,

Please, have a look on the screenshots which better explain my issue

I have *.loc file, and I wanted to open it once in Note Pad and then to get its symbol back to its initial state (no symbol for the file icon).

Unchecking the ?use this app for all ** files? never gets the icon back to its original state!

Is there a solution to get the icon back to its initial state (no symbol)?


Thank you

Best

Jamal

A:Icon symbol issue when checking “use this app for all .*

hello ,I think you need to make changes in file association ,just checking the use this app for all .loc files in your second last attachment will not do it as there isn't even another app in the list, to need to re-associate to app it belongs to ,and if my Googling is correct its belongs to a GPS program ,in the second last image it shows a more options link ,if you click that do you get you gps program in the list of programs to open the file

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what does red cross on battery icon mean next to clock on taskbar. when i move the mouse over the icon, it says fully charged

A:red cross on battery icon

Normally, it indicates that the battery needs charging but clearly in your case this is erroneous. Take a look here also:
Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery
http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...ttery_problems

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: Mirage Driver, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free); D: 149 GB (17 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 8PE667U
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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A:How do I change the icon symbol/picture on desktop to my own jpg?

Redownload the picture you deleted, then go to one of the many websites which change jpegs to icon files. Put your icon in a place which is safe, then do the change icon procedure which you know about, choosing your icon file.

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I am connected to a network and have internet access.

However, the network status icon has a red cross on it as if i am not connected. Even more strange is if i hover over the icon its read "Network Internet access"

I don't use any third party connection software and don't have any third party firewalls running.

I am plugged in direct to the router with an ethernet cable.

This isn't a massive problem but i'd prefer the icon not to have the red cross on it.

A:Network status icon has red cross

Hi and welcome toTSF If in fact you are connected but you see the "not connected" icon and
status you describe, you may have two wireless configuration utilities
running simultaneously, and you should disable one of them it may have been installed accidentally

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Dear Techguy support, I'm guilty for not ensuring my defenses were adequate on my son's laptop. There is currently a small sheild on the turn off icon whenever I attempt to turn off the laptop. I don't think it is suppose to be there. There is a note under it that tells me to click to install important updates and turn off my computer. Also, for some reason Internet Explorer icon is no longer on the desktop and I can't find it on the program list on the control panel. Not sure what happened. My son tells me he tried to reinstall it from online but received an error message saying there was a problem preventing reinstalling it. Below is my Hijackthis log. Please advise. Thanks .

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:34:41 PM, on 2/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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A:internet icon shows red cross when i am connected

Hi shah-aijaz, Sorry to hear that you are having issues with the wifi on your notebook. I have done some research and I have found that the computer that you have listed does NOT have Windows 7. Are you certain that you are giving the proper model number of your computer?  Please check the bottom of your computer and the product number should be listed on a white sticker by a bar code.

 

Please write back at your convenience.

 

Thank you.

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My wife and I are annoyed by that cross icon at the top left that comes up with a Word for Windows document. We don't know what is the function of that and it creates problems. What do we do?
 

A:Cross icon on top left of page of Word

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Dear all,

I am in dire need of help to fix my laptop sound card. My laptop (TOSHIBA M600 on windows vista basic as its original operating system) has been working perfectly for the last 3 yrs. Just about 3 weeks ago the the volume icon on the bottom right hand corner of the screen had a red cross marked on it. I am no longer able to listen to online lectures, music, videos etc. I opened the device manager and found no such things as Sound, video and game controllers. This happened after one of my friend installed a faked windows 7. Since then i decided to buy and re-installed a legal window 7 professional, but the problem persists. The volume icon at the bottom of the screen still has a red cross on it.

Some kind people out there please help me...i am a student and cannot afford it to be fixed by those expensive computer genius in the computer store. Also....please use simple lay people english when you give instructions or help.

Thank you so much in advance
Noelu

A:Portege M600 - Volume icon has a red cross on it

Hi buddy,

Usually such a red cross means that there is a no sound driver installed or driver is muddled up? Have you already tried to reinstall the sound driver?

What sound card you have installed?
Normally you can get all drivers on official Toshiba website but for an older model like yours I could imagine that you must check other pages. For example if you have a Realtek sound card, check the Realtek page directly: www.realtek.com

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Help!! I have a new (ish) laptop and everything has been fine until a couple of days ago when a red cross appeared on the speaker icon.  I've run the diagnostic tool by clicking on the icon but only my Bose wireless headphones appear in the list, and the tool is unable to resolve the probem with the speakers.  When I use the Bose wireless headphones, the red cross goes and the headphones work fine.  I've tried the Device Manager too to clear the red cross issue, but cannot find a way for it to help resolve the problem. The laptop doesn't have any sound from the speakers, nothing.  If I plug normal/ regular headphones into the jack, then the Bang & Olufsen message appears on the screen to notify that the headphones have been connected, but there is no sound from the headphones and the cross remains on the speaker icon. If I hover over the red cross then a message appears "no speakers or headphones are plugged in"     

A:No sound from speakers, red cross on speaker icon

Hello @George73, Please check your other post : https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/No-sound-from-speakers-red-cross-on-speaker-icon/m-p/60...   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Ive been using W7 since the early builds and am on HP 32bit these days.
In the past if i lost internet connection i would get a red cross on the network icon. This would go away once connection was restored.
This past week or so this cross keeps appearing. Thing is the connection is fine, no problens what so ever.

Anyone else experienced this. Please no "Clean install" replies, thats way to drastic.

Thanks for any help.

A:Nework icon has a red cross on it but connection is fine

It sounds as though it could be a driver issue. On the odd occasion when I lose connectivity, it's only to the Internet so my icon just shows a yellow triangle with the exclamation mark superimposed on it. Fortunately, my router automatically reconnects if this happens, so I'm not down for more than about a minute.

As your board is based on the NVidia nForce 570 SLI MCP, you could try to see if these drivers might help (make sure that you create a restore point prior to installing) NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.53 WHQL

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Dear folk

My desktop windows 7 64 bit was working fine til I walked up yesterday and there was a red cross on the network icon!!!

Ethernet cable working fine as when i hooked it to my laptop everything is working fine , means problem lies within the desktop and nothing wrong with cable or router port.

Troubleshoot that I had done so far :

Restarted desktop 3 times, uninstalled LAN driver, connected new Ethernet cable

What else I need to check to find out what is going on ?

Thanks
 

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Help!! I have a new (ish) laptop and everything has been fine until a couple of days ago when a red cross appeared on the speaker icon.  I've run the diagnostic tool by clicking on the icon but only my Bose wireless headphones appear in the list, and the tool is unable to resolve the probem with the speakers.  When I use the Bose wireless headphones, the red cross goes and the headphones work fine.  I've tried the Device Manager too to clear the red cross issue, but cannot find a way for it to help resolve the problem. The laptop doesn't have any sound from the speakers, nothing.  If I plug normal/ regular headphones into the jack, then the Bang & Olufsen message appears on the screen to notify that the headphones have been connected, but there is no sound from the headphones and the cross remains on the speaker icon. If I hover over the red cross then a message appears "no speakers or headphones are plugged in"     

A:No sound from speakers, red cross on speaker icon

Hello @George73,  Before we go to the software part of this red x volume icon we will first have to check if your hardware is operating in the necessary parameters. Move the mouse pointer over the lower right side of the screen for the ?Charms? bar to open.Left click or tap on the ?Settings? feature you have in the charms bar. In the search box you are presented in the ?Settings? feature you need to write ?Device Manager?. After the search is finished you will need to left click or tap on the ?Device Manager? icon. If you are prompted by a window you will need to type in the administrator account and password to go further with the steps below. Double click (left click) on the ?Sound, video and game controllers? feature in the device manager window. In the expanded menu in the ?Sound, video and game controllers? feature look to see if you have there a sound card and if it is properly installed. Note: if it is not properly installed you will see a yellow sign next to it or you won?t have a sound card present in that menu. If you have a yellow sign next to the sound card you will need to left click on that icon. Left click on the ?Properties? feature after you clicked on the sound card. Left click or tap on the ?General? tab you have in the properties window. You will have a box under the ?Device status? feature and you will see in that box what exactly the issue with... Read more

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I'm running WindowsXP Professional on a Dell Latitude D600, and I recently swapped out my laptop base unit, due to a failure with the prior unit. I successfully swapped over all the peripherals from my old laptop unit (screen, drives, Wi-Fi, battery, etc.) and the laptop started up normally, with no problems.

While not a problem, I just now noticed that on Windows Explorer, under [file] Name column, I see that for everyone of the files listed, there a very small "green checkmark" or a "yellow exclamation mark" in the lower right-hand corner of the symbol that designates the file type (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.). I've never seen that under Windows Explorer before, working this laptop - or any computer for that matter.

Anybody have an explanation for the mysterious symbols that have shown up, all of a sudden? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Small Symbol w/File Name Icon in Windows Explorer

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After fresh windows 7 install,now no audio but no red cross on speaker icon but orange light on audio mate.

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i have recently purchased a second hand laptop.. in good nick.. everything works..,. and i love it.. the model is hp pavilion dv9000 .. the only problem im faceing is the fact there is no sound.. i can plug in a usb sound device and can listen to music and everything through head phones but i have no sound if i unplug it.. in the 3 weeks ive had it.. twice ive turned it on and its picked the sound up and has worked.. but all of a sudden will cut out and cant find the sound again.. or the other time i re set my laptop and there was no sound again.. ive gone into device manager and there is no section in there with sound or anything remotley to do with it.. obviously i cant download a driver if it cant find the sound.. is there anything i can do?? a laptop with no sound is no problem but it bugs the hell out of me when i click on something i need sound for then i have to go find my usb device and my headphone just to listen to it.. please help me..!
 

A:HELP ME!! i have a red cross in the speaker icon in the bottom right hand corner..

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Hello,

My Dell-VOSTRO laptop is kinda in a weird situation now with spyware, and hopefully someone can help me fix this. It's been bugging me for the past 3 days. The problem is on desktop bottom right corner, where the volume icon and msn icon are, there is always a round red icon with white cross pops up something like this:

"Your computer is infected!

Windows has detected spyware infection!

It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to pervent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you.

Click here to protect your comupter from spyware!"


I know this is a spyare spam try to trick you to install their program and not a real windows warning, so I haven't clicked it yet. but I just can't get rid of it. I've tried quite a few things, but nothing works.

There is also a weird thing is that I can't run HijackThis on this laptop, I even renamed it to "Fumble" as someone previous suggested, but it still won't work. Once you double click on the icon, nothing happens. Therefore, I don't really have a HJT log to post. I did follow the steps to run a Panda virus scan and attached the log. Hope it helps in some degrees.

Someone, please help me on this to get rid of that red round icon with the white cross spyware or let me know what need to be disabled to get HiJackThis running to produce a log for you guys.

Thanks a lot in advance!

A:Trojan/Spyware infected! [Red icon with white cross appear on task bar] Please help!

Just want to give an update, I think the trojan or spyware not only disabled HijackThis to run, it does the same thing for other anti-virus software as well. Kaspersky and Windows Defender neither will start now on my laptop. I tried safe mode too, no luck! I guess online scan is the only way to scan it, which I attached the log in the first post, Please help......guys!

Thanks ahead!!!

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Hello, I am new to this Forum.

My Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon is currently displaying a red cross as per this Screen Shot:

Despite the incorrect icon display, my Local Wireless Network is functioning perfectly.

How can I restore the Icon to display rising bars?

Assistance will be gratefully accepted, thanks.

Highland Rob

A:Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon Displaying red Cross

That's the icon for your wired network, not your wireless.

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I have a new quick launch icon on the taskbar. It is a red circle with a white cross. There are also pop-up dialog boxes associated with this new icon. These include, "Click here to protect your computer from spyware!" and "Attention! system detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. You private information and and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software. Click OK to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software)".

I am running the following:
Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2 on a Dell XPS DXP051. Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM

At this point, I have disconnected my computer from the internet and have tried to do a "repair" on the OS using the Windows installation CD. Then, I restarted and the red circle/white cross icon was still there. Next, I performed a Trend Micro HijackThis-v2.0.2, and saved the log file. I am currently working off my laptop to troubleshoot this virus/malware. Please help me solve this problem. Thank you.

Here is the HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:55:21 PM, on 1/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ser... Read more

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I can't access Internet, the Wireless icon on toolbar has a red cross trough it. The device IS enabled. When I check the device and run Troubleshoot it tells me it is working properly. The computer is new to me, it looks like it has been configured to access
the internet via another computer. I have tried to reset the computer to its default settings vis System Restore but it will only allow me to go back a year and then crashes just over halfway through the restore. 
The computer is a Gateway Laptop MOD 7320GZ + Windows XP Prof Version 2002 Service Pack 2 + Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Any advice? As you can guess I'm a novice.
James

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Windows 7 32-bit won't play sound.

Device Manager\Sound, video and game controllers\High Definition Audio Device ok.
Double click and window says:
High Definition Audio Device Properties\General: Device status says This device is working properly.

Speakers are plugged in and make a crackle when plugging in to correct holes.

Mystery?

A:Sound/Mixer icon has red cross. No Audio Output Device is installed.

If it's shown as "working properly" in the Device Manager, the speaker icon you have can also be because the sound is muted.

You show "High Definition Audio Device" rather than the actual sound device which suggests you have the generic Windows/Microsoft installed sound driver rather than the actual sound driver from the motherboard vendor. In many cases the generic Windows driver does not work or work correctly.

You can try and uninstall/reinstall by RIGHT clicking on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (DO NOT check the box to uninstall the drivers) then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This fixes a lot of flakey problems.

If the uninstall/reinstall does not fix it, the next step is to get the correct sound drivers and install them.

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All my desktop shortcut have the google chrome icon at first but then after sometime turn blank white icons.
How do I change the default icon for all shortcuts in one click?

I am tired of re-installing google chrome each time. I don't know why this is happening.

A:shortcut default icon always changing back to blank icon

Hello Matt,

This may be able to restore your default shortcut arrow overlay icon.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

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This is not a major problem but I would like to resolve it if I can.

The Ebay icon on my desktop keeps randomly changing to a dark green globe of the world icon.

Why has it started doing this and how can I stop it.

I would also like to know where icons (.ico) files are stored in Windows 8.
Thanks

Jan

A:My Ebay icon keeps randomly changing to a globe icon

Originally Posted by jan18



I would also like to know where icons (.ico) files are stored in Windows 8.
Thanks

Jan



Mainly in .dll files.

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I have had a search of the forum and can't find a solution to this, so apologies if it is a known / obvious fix for the experts!

I have created a document in Word 2000 that includes some "Windings" symbols. In opening the document on other machines in Word 97, some of them have changed font colour and turned into "Wingdings 2" and others have remained in "Wingdings" but changed font colour.
Wingdings is definitely an installed font on the machines I have tried, and it appears to be a consistent change on those different machines (i.e. replaced characters are the same and colour changesare the same).
[We are all appear to be using the same printer drivers and are using Windows 98]
Thoughts
Craig
 

A:Changing symbol font from Word 2000 to Word 97

Slight error in the above. Gone back to original machine and checked document. When opening in Word 97 the font isn't actually changing as I did use "Wingdings 2" in the original anyway, but clolours are changing and the actual symbol used in "Wingdings 2" has changed.

So basically the two problems are:

1 - font colours are changing on all the symbol font characters (whether "Wingdings" or "Wingdings 2").
2 - a different symbol is being used for those in "Wingdings 2" on the Word 97 machines.

Craig
 

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I have a notebook computer with Win XP and a 20 gig HD. That HD just isn't large enough for my traveling files. I am going to install a larger HD and I was looking for some way to just make a DISK image of the whole thing onto an external drive connected to the notebook through the USB port. I really don't want to start from scratch and reinstall everything. I currently have the main disc partitioned into 3 partitions. C: for the OS, D: for applications, and E: for data. F:, the external drive, is strictly for backup.

If this can be done, how do I do it? Do you know of anywhere I can find a step-by-step plan to do the job I want to do? I am pretty much a dummy on this sort of thing. Any help you can give me on this will be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Bob
 

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I have an HP dv9500 laptop that was giving me some problems, so I bought two external HDD enclosures so that I could take out the hard drives and transfer the data to my new laptop. To avoid confusion with other external drives that I've attached, I renamed the two hard drives H: and P: on the new laptop.

After I transferred the data, I put the HDDs back into the original dv9500 and was going to run the restore disk. However, now it won't even power on, as if the motherboard has gone out. I had the motherboard replaced last August, so I really hope that's not the problem now!

I'm wondering, since I renamed the C: drive that hosts the OS on the new laptop, will it change the letter in the original laptop as well, causing it not to find C: in order to boot? Just trying to rule some things out before I write it off as a piece of junk. Any help would be appreciated!
 

A:Will changing drive letter of HDD on one computer cause it to change on another?

A drive letter assigned on one computer has no effect on a different computer. However, if you modified the system drive letter (C in Windows while it was booted up, you'll have all kinds of problems, and I doubt the computer will even boot up again.
 

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After completing installation of Windows 10 and my programs, I created a usb restore drive. Afterwards, I decided to change the computer name. Does anyone know if that will cause a problem with using my restore drive? (hope I never need it)

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from device manager network controller is yellow
this is windows 7 64 bit
dell latitude e6410

tried to install below drivers , all of them did not install need help
Network_Driver_WD35F_WN_5.100.235.12_A37.exe
Network_Driver_3MNPT_WN_15.10.0.10_A06.exe
NIC_DRVR_WIN_R254689.exe

A:wifi icon is red cross, also wifi light on laptop does not show up

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Select the Network Controller Right click select Property's ...

Then the Details Tab and Post any Info it says there ...

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Hii, I am new here, I have a problem in my pc. The problem is in my Computer window, my local disk drives icon change to black square icon. I want to know how can i solve this problem. I was also attched a window of that screen. Please help me to solve this problem.

A:Drive Icon problem in My Computer

Hello icehead
Have a look at this it may be of help to you - Drive Icon - Change or this free program can change the drive icons to any you would like - Leelu Soft: My Drive Icon 1.0

Danny

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OK,
I'm not a newbie with XP, but this really has me stumped. Here is my dilemma:

I have an Maxtor 300GB external USB drive, using a ADS enclosure. The drive works fine, I can see it in device manager and disk manager. I have assigned/unassigned different drive letters, but no matter what I do, it will not appear in My Computer or any drop down drive selection list. The only way I can get explorer to open it up is to use Disk Management, select the drive and right click on it. It works just fine except for this one anomaly.

Anyone out there ever seen this or have any suggestions they would very much be appreciated !!

Thanks,

Chris

A:Missing Drive Icon In My Computer

NTFS file system?

At loading of winXP options regarding larger than 137gb drives exist that might be effecting things.

I am not sure, I haven't experimented with either external nor 200gb+ HDs personally.

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When I open up my computer one of the drive letters (E in the right pane has a 3DHA (3D Home Architect) icon in place of what should be a regular drive icon. I guess when I was test installing 3DHA, it somehow messed up that drive icon, though I have no idea why, but their web site offers no help. I've since removed the software but nothing I've tried will allow me to change the icon back to a regular drive icon. I prefer not to download a 3rd party program unless I have to. I've come across a few sites that offered some tips but everthing I've tried only changes the icon in the left pane. In fact the properties for the drive letter in the right pane don't even have a change icon button, anywhere.

Can anyone suggest what else I might try?

A:need help to change a drive icon in my computer

Hi marklyn and welcome to Vista Forums

Have a look at the following Tutorial: Drive Icon Change In particular, check the advice given in the Tip box near the beginning.

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so here is an oddball question. how would i go about reconnecting to a network share drive, after changing the ip address of the computer im using, using a command prompt?
 

A:reconnecting to a network drive after changing computer ip address

You'd connect to it the same way as before. Changing a computer's IP address shouldn't prevent you from connecting to a network share unless you gave the computer an IP address on a different range, in which case you'd need to change that devices IP address to match the new network IP scheme. Can you clarify what you did and what IP addresses the network device and the computer have?
 

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Dear Forum

I know that this may seem to be a silly question.

I notice that on occasions when I have been troubleshooting USB Flash Drives - the letter say (F will change.

Does Windows change the drive?

As when I have my D: - I has it as not shared. When I insert the USB Flash Drive into the other computer it takes on E: and it becomes shared.

If someone could please assist me, that would be great.

A:Why does my computer change the drive letters when changing computers

The assigned drive letter is specific to each computer, not the drive itself.

As for it sharing on one and not the other, likely different sharing settings between the two computers.

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Hey Guys,

I removed the AC Power cable for a split second (battery was 100% at the time) and my computer just shutdown.
I replugged and rebooted and now I've got a "red cross" next to the power icon in my system tray (see attached image)

If I put the mouse over it - it just says "Fully Charged 100%" and shows my current power plan; which is "high performance" and been using it since I got the laptop.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on my HP Pavilion DV5.
Computer's about a year old now.
I've update all my drivers and checked Device manager and there are no errors/warnings for anything battery related.

Any suggestions on how to get this fixed or what the problem might be?

A:"Red Cross" on Power Icon + Shutdown when AC Power removed.

Your laptop is not detecting your battery. Try removing the battery, and putting it back in.

You might have to buy a new battery.

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