Manually Rebuild the Icon Cache using the Command Prompt

Manually Rebuild the Icon Cache using the Command Promp

Sometimes your icons go crazy and disappearing. More often Windows 7 and Firefox. You can fix it with a few lines in the command prompt

  • ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
  • taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
  • DEL “%localappdata%\IconCache.db” /A
  • shutdown -r -f -t 0

Note: The last command will restart the computer, so be sure to close and save anything that you are working on first.

The IconCache.db file has now been rebuilt.

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing

Well…. if you come across this when you are trying to install Windows from a USB and search for advice in google most of the advises will be that your media is bad or your installation is too old or your installer has problems. I was pretty sure I didn’t have any of these so it must have been something else. In the end it turned out to be a BIOS configuration of my USB. Every vendor has a slightly different BIOS so play a bit with the USB settings and it will start running. Some guys were changing from USB 3 to 2. In my case I only changed my USB configuration to Auto and it started running fine. The core symptom with me was that I had a wireless USB mouse also connected which didn’t work. Hope it helps.