All Desktop Icons are Gone?

By Mirob
Aug 1, 2005
  1. Hi people,
    I wanted to cheak out my new Radeon 9200 I bought for a system the just died, so I uninstalled the drivers for my 9600se and put it in. It worked quite well as I used it on a few games for a few days.

    I then uninstalled the drivers for it and put the 9600se back in, installed cat 5.6, and after restart is was fine for a minute and then the video went awefull bad. I manage to restart useing the keyboard into safe mode and tryed to unistall everything ATi, than I restarted and uninstaled everything that in safe mode I couldn't. Rebooted and reinstalled cat 5.6.

    Now my desktop is empty--no icons. I can explore to it and they are there. What?

    Anyone have a clue what went wrong or how to fix it? I don't realy want to do a complete reinstall of Xp if I don't have too. I already did a repair install that did not help.

  2. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    If you drag a new shortcut to your desktop, does it disappear?

    Check that you dont have the icons hidden.
    Right click your desktop -> Select "Arrange Icons By"
    Verify that the option to "Show Desktop Icons" is checked.
  3. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 462

    Yes--I't there realy, I mean I can explore to it. Can't see it. It dissapeirs on the desktop, kinda like a black hole. Draged three My Computers there and see zero. At least I have the taskbar.
  4. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 462

    Wow, thanks that was it! Saved all my sons game saves too.
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