Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for a Drive in My Computer
open My Computer window, one or more of the disk drives
may be assigned an incorrect or a generic Windows icon (unknown
file type icon) rather than disk drive symbol.
This happens due to
any of the following reasons:
Presence of the
file named Autorun.inf in the Drive's root folder (say
a third-party theme or an icon library has failed to remove the
drive icon settings in the registry
Enable Windows to
Show all files and then locate the file Autorun.inf and
delete it from the root folder. Restart Windows.
If that does not help,
Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to the following
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows
\CurrentVersion \Explorer \DriveIcons
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \DriveIcons
the key by exporting it as a REG file.
See here for more information.
backing up the key, delete the <drive> key from the
Navigate to the following key, backup and delete the <drive>
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \Applications \explorer.exe \ Drives
Registry Editor and restart Windows.