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Problems with the button icons

  1. #1


    Washington
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64-bit

    Problems with the button icons


    So basically since I got my computer 2 weeks ago the button icons for just about everything are off. When I press ctrl+alt+del, all the button icons are just squares. Same with the search button. I also noticed I couldn't open any apps besides the desktop. Is this something I have to do a factory reset for or is there another way. I would prefer NOT to do a factory reset. Thanks!
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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you can open an Administrator command prompt try running sfc /scannow.

    Then run: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    DISM might take up to an hour to finish.
    Be patient.

    Post back with whether the scans helped or not.
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  3. #3


    Washington
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Here is what came up when I did that.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    RIGHT= Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    You put the slant in the wrong place. It goes before the O:

    WRONG= Dism/ Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


    A simple mistake.
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  5. #5


    Washington
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64-bit


    It just says that the operation was completed successfully. Though no changes were made, nothing fixed.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Unless anyone has a better idea, it might be time to reset to factory specs.
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