"HOWEVER, ONLY devices installed AFTER updating SYSDM.CPL get
messed up Icons. If the devices were already installed while using the 98SE
version, their Icons remain correct.
But, NOT ALL devices installed after updating SYSDM.CPL get messed
up Icons. Only some."
I wonder if this isn't due to Microsoft in LATER file version changing the
intended 'target icon' to a different icon, while leaving the 'target icon
number(ing)' the same. So say they want to use an updated or different icon,
they do some minor recoding but leave the name 'icon number19' in the
updated file...but now that physical 'icon number 19' is a totally different
icon (fulfilling a different purpose). Makes sense if you figure what older
icons you'd want to get rid of...tape drives going the way of the Dodo, any
tape drive icon would be the first to be replaced with a different icon
(but bearing the same number) as newer functions/hardware types come along.
Only a limited number of (numbered) icons...and if those newer files are used
in the older OS file setup, you might get the type of behaviour Lone
Crusader noted. All conjecture of course, regarding that tape drive icon prob...
...now for something a bit more concrete.
In Post #53, Drugwash said;
"That's not the Tape Device icon. Where on earth did this one come from?
Gosh, weirdness!" ...specifically referring to;
OK, that weird icon bears a very close resemblance to this (look on right);
A Cardbus (/ PC Card type) icon.
Looking into the NEC uPD720101 controller, from here;
(you're going to have to highlight & paste all this URL)
it appears THAT Controller gets used on e.g. NEC USB2 5-port PCI Card and
also PCI/Cardbus to USB 2.0 adapters. (Called on both a "USB 2.0 Enhanced
Host Controller". The download link also leads to a bit more file info). Pics:
So there may have been a wrong driver (/selected?), or the driver may have
something like a wrongly coded device ID, or maybe they simply folded a wrong
icon into the right driver pack... so that weird icon seen may be an unrelated fault.
(Ah, and for that help on that abbreviation elsewhere, Lone Crusader,)
gratias tibi ago Sapiens Forensis ... EHGO
This post has been edited by buyerninety: 29 November 2012 - 11:28 AM