Desktop icons and taskbar properties keep changing, HELP!!!
by Steven8557 - 1/17/07 9:39 AM
I'm having a problem with my desktop. I keep placing my icons where I want them on the desktop and every time I either reboot or refresh the desktop they jumble up again. The only thing I have checked in the properties menu is "Show Desktop Icons". I have installed "Icon Restore" and it works until I run a program, open a browser, or even open "My Computer". When I close whatever I am working on and return to the desktop, everything is jumbled again. In addition, the taskbar properties keep changing on reboot. On the Properties menu I have "Keep the taskbar on top" etc., "Group similar" etc., and "Show Quick Launch" checked. I also have several items in the notifications area set to "always show". On reboot, the "Show Quick Launch" becomes unchecked, and the notification area items either change to "hide when inactive" or become part of the "Past Items" list.
I have tried various virus scans (I have AVG installed), spyware and adware programs (I have Adaware, Spybot, and Spyware Blaster installed), and registry programs(CCleaner, EasyClean, and WinPatrol). Nothing unusual ever comes up. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Any suggestions, fixes, links, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in Advance,