Every few days of usage this will randomly occur on my windows 7 pro 64-bit pc:
- All explorer entries in the task bar will revert to the generic non-icon.
- If I try to run anything from start->run, such as cmd, environment variables get cleared. Other apps will act nutty when launched sometimes as well.
This is the fix that I have to perform to get things working again. I have to run the batch directly form explorer, since running from start->run will fail because of the mentioned variable issue:
cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local attrib -h iconcache.db taskkill /f /im explorer.exe del iconcache.db start %windir%\explorer.exe
Why does this keep happening? I run many apps at once but I have 16 gigs of ram.