Changed/missing icons for Desktop & files

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I operate Windows XP Home edition on my computer. When I've performed a
program install (Palm One OS for my new PDA and ACT! 6.0) lately, the icons
for MS Word and Excel on my desktop and in my Windows Explorer files change
to a generic one. I've executed a system restore a couple of times and they
re-appear but as soon as I install the program again the same thing happens.
After some time passes, MS Front Page, Publisher, PowerPoint and Word Perfect
follow suit. Occassionally a program called MediaFace also goes generic on
the desktop but often re-appears after shutdown and restart.
I strongly suspect there's something happening in the registry to cause
this. I've tried to re-install XP to see if there's a repair function but I
can't get it to even start because it says there's a newer version resident
on the computer and won't boot at all.
Hope someone can give me sime direction here....
Thanks in advance,

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ELY
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    Hi Ely,

    Instead of doing a system restore after installing the Palm
    software, go to 'Folder Options' and reset the file associations to
    the correct programs.

    Ciao . . . C.Joseph

    That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
    He esteems too lightly


    ELY wrote:
    > I operate Windows XP Home edition on my computer. When I've performed a
    > program install (Palm One OS for my new PDA and ACT! 6.0) lately, the icons
    > for MS Word and Excel on my desktop and in my Windows Explorer files change
    > to a generic one. I've executed a system restore a couple of times and they
    > re-appear but as soon as I install the program again the same thing happens.
    > After some time passes, MS Front Page, Publisher, PowerPoint and Word Perfect
    > follow suit. Occassionally a program called MediaFace also goes generic on
    > the desktop but often re-appears after shutdown and restart.
    > I strongly suspect there's something happening in the registry to cause
    > this. I've tried to re-install XP to see if there's a repair function but I
    > can't get it to even start because it says there's a newer version resident
    > on the computer and won't boot at all.
    > Hope someone can give me sime direction here....
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
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    Thanks for the suggestion; unfortunately this had no effect on the desktop
    nor the file icons in Explorer

    "Dr. C.Joseph Drayton, Ph.D. AS&T" wrote:

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    >
    > Hi Ely,
    >
    > Instead of doing a system restore after installing the Palm
    > software, go to 'Folder Options' and reset the file associations to
    > the correct programs.
    >
    > Ciao . . . C.Joseph
    >
    > That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
    > He esteems too lightly
    >
    >
    > ELY wrote:
    > > I operate Windows XP Home edition on my computer. When I've performed a
    > > program install (Palm One OS for my new PDA and ACT! 6.0) lately, the icons
    > > for MS Word and Excel on my desktop and in my Windows Explorer files change
    > > to a generic one. I've executed a system restore a couple of times and they
    > > re-appear but as soon as I install the program again the same thing happens.
    > > After some time passes, MS Front Page, Publisher, PowerPoint and Word Perfect
    > > follow suit. Occassionally a program called MediaFace also goes generic on
    > > the desktop but often re-appears after shutdown and restart.
    > > I strongly suspect there's something happening in the registry to cause
    > > this. I've tried to re-install XP to see if there's a repair function but I
    > > can't get it to even start because it says there's a newer version resident
    > > on the computer and won't boot at all.
    > > Hope someone can give me sime direction here....
    > > Thanks in advance,
    > >
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