A couple of weeks ago when booting up my PC, I came to I assume the Windows 10 version of the blue screen of death. It said something to the effect of a kernel security check error, it said it was repairing the PC and would reboot.
However, it wouldn't reboot. The farthest it would ever go is the 4 blue square windows screen and then eventually the screen would go black. For a while, the blue light on my monitor would stay solid but the "analog" and "digital" icons on the screen would alternate between analog and digital. Eventually it would just go black and the monitor screen would blink and the HDD light would stay off.
Multiple reboot attempts never got past that screen, and eventually the screen will just go black and the monitor light just blinks.
I went to my office computer that also runs Windows 10 and made a repair disk. I got home today, got into the BIOS and changed the boot priority to the DVD. I was able to get it to boot up to the repair disc (after a couple of attempts) and got into the repair utility. I tried the Start Up (or boot) repair, and it said it couldn't fix it. I tried the system restore and it said I had no restore points. So I thought (stupidly), maybe just getting into this repair disc area it would go ahead and boot on up. So I clicked "Exit and continue to Windows 10". Well that got be right back to where I was, a black screen.
So then I decided I would just go back in and use the utility to "reset", keep certain files and do a clean Windows 10 reinstall. Now I can't even get back into it. When I try to boot, IF I can even get any data to show on the screen and the monitor to "wake up" I can't get back into the repair disc. I can get as far as "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" and then it will go to the 4 blue square windows screen that I was at previously, then eventually the screen will flash and then just stay black. By a little googling, sounds like maybe it could be a video card issue?
I had this Folder that has a Black Square behind it. I tried refreshing and it didn't work. I tried moving my files from that folder into another it worked. Deleting it and After refreshing, 4 folders have been affected by this problem.Here is a screenshot of what It looks like. Folder Icons are Enclosed in Black Squares.I'm on Windows 10 by the way.Also, I have done the following things I've seen that cured problems slightly like mine:
1. Create a New User Profile. This worked for a few hours and It happened again with some folders. 2. I also tried resetting my Windows installation. Keeping files in my pc and just the programs and windows installation are new.
I'm not sure if this is a bug or just an issue affect my PC, but every icon on my desktop has a square-shaped line on the bottom left. In the attached image, you can see Steam games, but it affects other shortcuts as well (I just tested with Word, for example). Is this known? If so, any possible solutions?
Is there a mod or something out there (or a registry edit maybe?) that will make the profile pictures for accounts square instead of circular, and use a transparent background? I have a custom image I'd like to use, but it gets rendered with a black background and parts get cut off by the circle.
When i click ''start menu'', the App's icons are red, green, blue or yellow, changing color (or not), you know when your anti-virus change from green to red if you don't make the upgrade, then to red to green after the upgrade. What's this color change mean in window10 ?.
Some time back, I tried out a couple of themes before deciding that none of them suited me. I then uninstalled the themes and UXStyle but my control panel still looks semi-themed.. I would like to remove the highlights behind the options.
EDIT: I found out that other user profiles do not have this problem. However, I'd like to not change user profiles if possible..
I have some strange square every time I start Windows 10, which will be gone when I click on it. Something is run in the background. I see nothing when Windows is just loading. When ESET anti-virus loads, it's still okay. And then somewhere during that and the last few startup programs, it suddenly gets there. It won't get away, unless I click on it one or several times. It's reloading every time I restart Windows 10.
How can I manage step by step what is loaded during startup, so that I can see what the problem is. I think it was the patch for that "show me the desktop" button on the far right of the taskbar that did it. But I deinstalled that, so..
Whenever I run a Windows 10 specific app, such as Edge, Store, Weather, etc, It opens properly, but the icon on the taskbar is simply a square with a line under it if it is active and only the line shows when it is inactive. If I pin a Windows 10 app to the taskbar, there is no icon at all. All other programs have the proper icon in the taskbar. Is there a way to get the Windows app icons to show in the taskbar?
Recently I have had the issue where some icons go missing. In the image below, its the mute icon however it appears elsewhere. May be related or not but my skype has suddendly stop showing special characters too.I have tried "Reset default fonts".
I was wondering if its possible to change somehow the firefox and spotify icons to match those of the default windows task bar icons so it looks more uniform? in linux changing icons is easy as pie...is it possible for windows?
I'm trying to work out how to get the below icons larger:
I'm sure when I upgraded, they were twice the size ... but for now they seem to have got a lot smaller. I've had a look around, and can't seem to find a way to make them larger (I have 20/20 vision, but even I'm having trouble seeing which icons are which )
I've got a program that creates various file types; some of these are associated with the program and display its icon. Is it possible to keep the file association, but change the icons for some of the associated types so they stand out in a listing?
If so, then ideally I'd like to extract the icon from the exe, make three slightly different versions, and make these display (at all scales) for the three main file types. I have Photoshop CS5.
Is it possible to place different sets of icons on different desktop ? For example, having desktop 1 empty, desktop 2 full of files, desktop 3 with shortcuts to programmes/games, etc. Also is there a way to have a different wallpaper on each desktop, to tell them apart faster ?
My guess is all of that is not possible, given that additional desktops are not supposed to be "permanent", but rather added/deleted quickly. But maybe with a bit of tweaking ?
So as many people may agree, the icons in Windows 10 look absolutely hideous.I have found an Icon pack I would like to use & I have successfully changed Icons such as Recycle Bin, My PC, My Network but when it comes to the Documents, Movies, Pictures, Download folders they simply won't change.
Is there something that needs to be done in addition other than right clicking the folder I wish to change - customise - choose file 'select icon'