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why is it like this? All i did was install Windows via boot camp, then removed it cos i didn't want it...hmmm. Its a bit small on the screeny but hopefully you can see what i mean

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Just right-click and select "Get Info" then select the icon at the top of the dialog and press the delete key. This will get rid of any icon that has been over-laid and you should be back to the default icon.

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Close System Preferences

drag /System/Library/PreferencePanes/StartupDisk.prefpane to the desktop

delete the original /System/Library/PreferencePanes/StartupDisk.prefpane
you'll be asked for a password

open System Preferences

Close System Preferences

Drag the desktop prefpane backup to the original location

Open System Preferences
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Just right-click and select "Get Info" then select the icon at the top of the dialog and press the delete key. This will get rid of any icon that has been over-laid and you should be back to the default icon.
This is a great tip olias, but unfortunately won't restore the Startup Disc icon in this instance.

The icons in System Prefs are aliases to preferences and cannot be right-clicked or command clicked on.
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hmm....i'm confused, where do I click and select 'Get Info'?

Edit: ignore that
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I had something similar on another icon. I used Mac Pilot and hit the Erase Icon cache under Tools.

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ok, I tried that and its still the same. Is there anything else I can do?
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anyone?
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What Macwork suggested worked for me. I had the same icon problem.
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