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unable to delete desktop icon

  1. #1


    nethinim Guest

    unable to delete desktop icon

    sent laptop to service center for warrenty repair to cover. repair center
    updated the bios (bios launcher downloaded to desktop). when i got machine
    home i noticed an adminstrative tools icon now on my desktop. i am unable to
    do anything with this icon. when right clicked i get no option to delete or
    to open properities. i have tried dragging and dropping,moving, and
    deleting. i cannot move it off the desktop. control pannel still has the
    administrative icon in it and it works. the icon on the desktop works also.
    hovvever desktop is no place for admin. tools. i have also tried to delete
    from safe mode without any success. please help. have not tried a system
    restore as i have never successfully accomplished one.
    --
    nithinim

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  2. #2


    nethinim Guest

    RE: unable to delete desktop icon

    system restore was not successful. still unable to remove admin. tools from
    desktop
    --
    nithinim


    "nethinim" wrote:

    > sent laptop to service center for warrenty repair to cover. repair center
    > updated the bios (bios launcher downloaded to desktop). when i got machine
    > home i noticed an adminstrative tools icon now on my desktop. i am unable to
    > do anything with this icon. when right clicked i get no option to delete or
    > to open properities. i have tried dragging and dropping,moving, and
    > deleting. i cannot move it off the desktop. control pannel still has the
    > administrative icon in it and it works. the icon on the desktop works also.
    > hovvever desktop is no place for admin. tools. i have also tried to delete
    > from safe mode without any success. please help. have not tried a system
    > restore as i have never successfully accomplished one.
    > --
    > nithinim

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  3. #3


    Dave-UK Guest

    Re: unable to delete desktop icon


    "nethinim" <gal522(remove)@cfaith.com> wrote in message news:563A39FA-B459-4A06-8057-86D0990B003B@xxxxxx

    > system restore was not successful. still unable to remove admin. tools from
    > desktop
    > --
    > nithinim
    >
    >
    Can't you ask the people that put it there how to remove it ?



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  4. #4


    Jim Guest

    Re: unable to delete desktop icon

    On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:31:01 -0700, nethinim
    <gal522(remove)@cfaith.com> wrote:

    >sent laptop to service center for warrenty repair to cover. repair center
    >updated the bios (bios launcher downloaded to desktop). when i got machine
    >home i noticed an adminstrative tools icon now on my desktop. i am unable to
    >do anything with this icon. when right clicked i get no option to delete or
    >to open properities. i have tried dragging and dropping,moving, and
    >deleting. i cannot move it off the desktop. control pannel still has the
    >administrative icon in it and it works. the icon on the desktop works also.
    >hovvever desktop is no place for admin. tools. i have also tried to delete
    >from safe mode without any success. please help. have not tried a system
    >restore as i have never successfully accomplished one.
    Try C:\users\name\desktop and delete from there ; if not try safe mode
    ..

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  5. #5


    nethinim Guest

    Re: unable to delete desktop icon

    jim and dave
    already tried safe mode no luck. c:\users\*.*\desktop not there???? it is
    on desktop though. tried toshiba repair depot they denied they did anything.
    however it was not there before i took it in. it is not a short cut it does
    not have blue arrow. i was playing around and attempted to move (drag and
    drop) the admin tools from control pannel to desktop and i was asked if i
    wanted to create a link ????of course i declined. but is this a link????????
    and how do i undo a link???????
    thanks for suggestions keep them comming

    --
    nithinim


    "Jim" wrote:

    > On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:31:01 -0700, nethinim
    > <gal522(remove)@cfaith.com> wrote:
    >

    > >sent laptop to service center for warrenty repair to cover. repair center
    > >updated the bios (bios launcher downloaded to desktop). when i got machine
    > >home i noticed an adminstrative tools icon now on my desktop. i am unable to
    > >do anything with this icon. when right clicked i get no option to delete or
    > >to open properities. i have tried dragging and dropping,moving, and
    > >deleting. i cannot move it off the desktop. control pannel still has the
    > >administrative icon in it and it works. the icon on the desktop works also.
    > >hovvever desktop is no place for admin. tools. i have also tried to delete
    > >from safe mode without any success. please help. have not tried a system
    > >restore as i have never successfully accomplished one.
    >
    > Try C:\users\name\desktop and delete from there ; if not try safe mode
    > ..
    >

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  6. #6


    Dave-UK Guest

    Re: unable to delete desktop icon


    "nethinim" <gal522(remove)@cfaith.com> wrote in message news:E4C6BFC6-3F6C-4830-B436-5497557776AF@xxxxxx

    > jim and dave
    > already tried safe mode no luck. c:\users\*.*\desktop not there???? it is
    > on desktop though. tried toshiba repair depot they denied they did anything.
    > however it was not there before i took it in. it is not a short cut it does
    > not have blue arrow. i was playing around and attempted to move (drag and
    > drop) the admin tools from control pannel to desktop and i was asked if i
    > wanted to create a link ????of course i declined. but is this a link????????
    > and how do i undo a link???????
    > thanks for suggestions keep them comming
    >
    I tried dragging the Admin Tools to the Desktop
    and it created a shortcut, with an arrow.
    It was a normal shortcut as I could delete it.




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  7. #7


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: unable to delete desktop icon

    On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:03:01 -0700, nethinim wrote:

    > jim and dave
    > already tried safe mode no luck. c:\users\*.*\desktop not there???? it is
    > on desktop though. tried toshiba repair depot they denied they did anything.
    > however it was not there before i took it in. it is not a short cut it does
    > not have blue arrow. i was playing around and attempted to move (drag and
    > drop) the admin tools from control pannel to desktop and i was asked if i
    > wanted to create a link ????of course i declined. but is this a link????????
    > and how do i undo a link???????
    > thanks for suggestions keep them comming
    Could you go to the cmd window and do a DIR command?

    Maybe that would give you a new clue. It might also be possible to move or
    delete the thing (seems the best name for it) from a cmd window...

    Obviously I'm grasping at straws here, but you never know...

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

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  8. #8


    Bob Guest

    Re: unable to delete desktop icon

    This might solve the problem.
    File Shredder 2
    http://download.cnet.com/File-Shredd...-10662831.html


    Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    > On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:03:01 -0700, nethinim wrote:
    >

    >> jim and dave
    >> already tried safe mode no luck. c:\users\*.*\desktop not there???? it is
    >> on desktop though. tried toshiba repair depot they denied they did anything.
    >> however it was not there before i took it in. it is not a short cut it does
    >> not have blue arrow. i was playing around and attempted to move (drag and
    >> drop) the admin tools from control pannel to desktop and i was asked if i
    >> wanted to create a link ????of course i declined. but is this a link????????
    >> and how do i undo a link???????
    >> thanks for suggestions keep them comming
    >
    > Could you go to the cmd window and do a DIR command?
    >
    > Maybe that would give you a new clue. It might also be possible to move or
    > delete the thing (seems the best name for it) from a cmd window...
    >
    > Obviously I'm grasping at straws here, but you never know...
    >

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