Desktop icons and Monitor display issue

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I have this problem regarding the confusing desktop icons on my computer.

The icons were apparently same from which a square white box with different six colored icons.

I really want to change these icons into a normal one.

I tried changing the settings in the icon properties but the effect is still the same.

Can I restore my default desktop icons?

On the other hand, I also have a problem on rebooting my desktop.

Whenever I restart it, it switches off finely and then when the monitor switch back on, it says that I have no signal.

So I have to go switch off the whole desktop and then turn it on. 

Please help me solve these two problems as it always interfering me.


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Answered By 590495 points N/A #117069

Desktop icons and Monitor display issue


I think your problem with your desktop icons is associated with the shutdown problem of your computer.

It is possible that your computer already accumulated too much data error or file structure errors that it is already affecting some parts of the operating system including the desktop icons and the shutdown option of your computer.

This is usually the result of a poorly maintained computer. This can be caused by an incomplete installation of an application, improper removal of an application, improper shutdown of the machine, and other mishandling of the computer.

Try first to diagnose your hard drive using any disk utility application that you might have. If you don’t have any third party application installed on your computer, just use Windows disk check tool.

  1. Right click on drive C and then select Properties.
  2. Click Tools tab.
  3. Click Check Now.
  4. Check Automatically fix file system errors option.
  5. Click Start.

This procedure will only fix errors in the hard drive’s file structures like cross-linked files, misreported available free space of the hard drive, too much or too little allocated space on files, file allocation table or master boot record, and others. This is not a guarantee to fix the computer’s shutdown problem.

If after the disk check your computer still has a problem shutting down, the best solution would be is to format your hard drive and install Windows again.

Answered By 75 points N/A #117070

Desktop icons and Monitor display issue


Hello Sam Harper,

For your desktop icons I will suggest that you change the type of view either to small icon, icons or any other format that you will see when you right click on the desktop and then choose view. Also try the auto arrange option and see the effect it will have on the icons.

As for your computer saying there is no signal when you reboot it, that is a problem possibly caused by your VGA cable having problems. It is either loosely attached, or it may be faulty and therefore you will need to tighten it or replace it and see if that is going to solve that particular issue.

Hope this helps.


Lee Hung



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