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unable to delete desktop icon

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nethinim

#1
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.
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nithinim
 

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nethinim

#2
system restore was not successful. still unable to remove admin. tools from
desktop
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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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Dave-UK

#3
"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
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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nethinim

#5
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

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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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Dave-UK

#6
"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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Gene E. Bloch

#7
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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Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
 

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#8
This might solve the problem.
File Shredder 2
http://download.cnet.com/File-Shredder/3000-2144_4-10662831.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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