I Ran Out Of Batteries While On Windows And It Messed Up My Icons

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SamIchi, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    I was on Windows and then my MacBook went to sleep. There was no warning, and I just figured it was low batteries. So once I got home I plugged it in, and the screen started flickering. It wouldn't stop, so I stared at the blinking screen to save my work, then went to restart. Once restarted, There was no more crazy flickering but all my icons are in their negative colors, and distorted. Any idea of how to fix this and what had happened?
     
  2. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Boot back into OS X and never boot Windows again. I think that should do it ;)
     
  3. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    Ahh... Only if we lived in a single OS world, but sadly we don't.

    I don't see anything else that's wrong besides the icons. I checked my work that I was doing, and that seemed fine. The icons are just really ugly.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Here's something you could try...

    Control-Alt-Delete - > Task Manager -> Processes.

    Select Explorer.exe Click "End Process"

    File -> Run

    Enter "Explorer.exe" Click "OK"

    Basically kill and restart Explorer. This'll recreate your entire desktop, taskbar, etc...

    This kind of thing is not uncommon in Windows. :(

    B
     
  5. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    Thanks BalamW I'll give it a try.. whenever I see your name I read it as BlamW, just thought I'd share that.

    Control-Alt-Delete doesn't seem to be working. I know I tried pressing that combo before and it didn't work. I have a MacBook, is there some other way to get Task Manager up?

    Nevermind, I found it. It would be nice if Windows named the apps without abbreviations.

    UPDATE:
    Nope it didn't work. Still retarded icons.
     
  6. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    Press Control-Shift-Escape. Technically, that's the "correct" way to bring up task manager... control-alt-delete is how you bring up "Windows Security" (kinda funny how they're both in the same sentence, isn't it?) which has a button for Task Manager.

    Don't ask how I knew that. ;)
     
  7. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Your driver dropped out for your video or the video config got messed up. Open Control Panel and go to Displays (or right click and choose properties on the desktop). Change your resolution and color settings to 24-bit or 32-bit and 1200x800 or something of the like. If that doesn't work try reinstalling the video driver.
     
  8. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    That did the trick, thanks greatly :D
     
  9. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    You're welcome. I used to do a lot with Window - at school, at home, etc. - so a lot of these things have happened to me.
     

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