My Computer icon changes names

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Nathan Higgins, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. I have a weird problem with XP Pro whereby the My Computer icon on the
    desktop and start menu changes names on reboot and sometimes when the
    computer is in use, the latest being 'bnb0140'. This is not the computer
    name and no reference to the names can be found on the system. I checked
    MS's KB and nothing found. No viruses found either. Has anyone else
    experienced this or heard about it before?

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    Nathan Higgins, Jul 10, 2003
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  2. I.m running windows ME and for some reason unknown the icons associated with
    various files changed, but not the actual file association. I went to
    Control Panel/Folder Options/File Types and for every icon that looked wrong
    hit the 'advanced' option. As long as the 'programme opens with' is correct,
    hit ok and the correct icon will be displayed. I have had no problems since
    "Nathan Higgins" <-spam> wrote in message
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    > I have a weird problem with XP Pro whereby the My Computer icon on the
    > desktop and start menu changes names on reboot and sometimes when the
    > computer is in use, the latest being 'bnb0140'. This is not the computer
    > name and no reference to the names can be found on the system. I checked
    > MS's KB and nothing found. No viruses found either. Has anyone else
    > experienced this or heard about it before?
    >
    > --
    > Nathan D Higgins
    >
    > Website: http://nathan.link9.net/
    > Email: nathan[at]link9[dot]net
    > Hosting: http://www.link9.net
    > WAP: http://wap.link9.net
    > [dot]NET: nathan[at]link9[dot]net
    >
    >



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    David Edwards, Jul 10, 2003
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