My Icons keep going white it's really annoying does anyone know a fix

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  1. hollyoaks777's Avatar
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    My Icons keep going white it's really annoying does anyone know a fix


    My Icons keep going white it's really annoying does anyone know a fix? I posted about this last year and got gave a link to rebuild icon cache. Surely I shouldn't have to do it several times a week, or at all!! I am really fed up with it I'm taking it back to the shop, as the speakers aren't working properly, if I am allowed , I am going to buy a better computer I am willing to go to £450 and £500 at a push. I want it to be powerful for multitasking using spreadsheets, Internet a lot and a bit of gaming so basically what's the most powerful all rounder I can buy at this price. Oh and it would have to be PC World/Currys if they allow me I think they will let me.



    Thank you in advance.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    The desktop/screen is Dynamic [not Static] and is constantly being redrawn/refreshed and it may not be seen. Most issues with that involves memory, either RAM or graphics. The onboard video adapter uses part of the physical RAM. Most BIOSes have a setting for the amount to assign and I set that to the maximum listed. Windows can take more and that can be checked by holding down the Windows key while pressing R to get the Run box then typing dxdiag and pressing Enter. I have seen where simply clicking once on an icon will cause a refresh and the icons reappear properly.
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  3. hollyoaks777's Avatar
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    Berton said:
    The desktop/screen is Dynamic [not Static] and is constantly being redrawn/refreshed and it may not be seen. Most issues with that involves memory, either RAM or graphics. The onboard video adapter uses part of the physical RAM. Most BIOSes have a setting for the amount to assign and I set that to the maximum listed. Windows can take more and that can be checked by holding down the Windows key while pressing R to get the Run box then typing dxdiag and pressing Enter. I have seen where simply clicking once on an icon will cause a refresh and the icons reappear properly.
    What have I to do? Could you be more specific about Run dxdiag please. on each tab says no problems found. Which is clearly wrong as my speakers aren't working properly!
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Dxdiag can show how much video memory is available, can be useful in determining problems.
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  5. hollyoaks777's Avatar
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    Oh right. It's saying everything is OK and it's not. Thanks anyway Berton.
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  6. Posts : 449
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    Do you any apps that reside on a locked encrypted partition?
    Their icons will show white if the relevant partition is locked
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  7. hollyoaks777's Avatar
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    No. But I have the backup partition. Which will be useless to me as it will have 8.5 windows in it. Won't it? As that's what computer had on it when I bought it.
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  8. Posts : 6
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    I've had this issue to, but not in the way that my icons (suddenly?) go white. For me it's only affecting icons (shortcuts) I place on the desktop manually/myself. They're white as long as I don't change it (also manually) by right clicking on the icon, select Properties and then Change Icon on the tab Shortcut. Then I have to find the right icon by reffering to the program/.exe file.
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  9. brummyfan's Avatar
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    hollyoaks777 said:
    No. But I have the backup partition. Which will be useless to me as it will have 8.5 windows in it. Won't it? As that's what computer had on it when I bought it.
    Have you tried rebuilding Icon Cache, if not try the methods in this tutorial:Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  10. Arc's Avatar
    Arc
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    My Icons keep going white it's really annoying does anyone know a fix-capture.png

    Are all those store apps?
    If so, are those displaying the correct icons in the start menu?
    What about the icons of non-store software?
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