Hashed Windows XP Shell Icons?

I am searching for a way to restore hashed Windows XP default shell icons to their correct state. One of my OS variants improperly displays the application icons throughout the entire file system. This occurs even with native applications for which the associations have never been altered.

It is most annoying when when I fire-up the USB flash drive containing PortableApps mentioned in a previous post. And instead of the slick interface I?m used to seeing, the icons look like this:

I haven?t been able to solve this problem within my allotted time for research. So if you have a solution, please post a comment . . . I’ll greatly appreciate it!


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