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Missing Icons

  1. #1


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

    Missing Start Menu Icons


    As you can see my icons are missing from the metro start. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?
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    Last edited by jamezb3; 22 Jan 2013 at 06:12.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jame,

    You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help if it's just a corrupted or modified system file at fault.


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Thanks Brink, tried it within Windows 8 environment with no success so did it during reboot and the icons are still missing. It is no biggie just annoying is all
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If this has just recently happened, then you may be able to also do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully undo it.
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The text on your start screen tiles looks really small compared to mine. Font problem maybe? Have you done any customization mods to Windows 8 recently?
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  6. #6


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The text on your start screen tiles looks really small compared to mine. Font problem maybe? Have you done any customization mods to Windows 8 recently?
    I think that has more to do with the size of my screen, dual screen 2560x1024
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  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Two 19 inch 1280x1024 LCD's here for a total of 2560x1024. Metro only ever displays on one screen though.
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  8. #8


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    We have the same setup. You need eyefinity to make it one screen
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  9. #9


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I had a feeling you'd say that.
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  10. #10


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    So I finally found out how to fix this error. What happens is a system font 'Segoe UI Symbol' gets corrupt for what ever reason, you just have to reinstall it. I have attached it for anyone who needs it.

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