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    Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    On one of my PCs after any restart I lose the icons on my quick launch bar and the icons on the desktop are not sorted alphabetically as they were before the restart.

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    How long has this been going on ?? Any major updates or upgrades to software ?? Have you tried a System Restore ???
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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    Same problem last week which must have been caused by one of those large group of updates I'm assuming. so I found this about disabling SSDP http://www.tech-pro.net/howto_013.html so tried stopping both and mine worked. I also remember someone saying something about having two user accounts one of which may be hidden but cant find that link now.
    edit as an afterthought...I think kellys corner has a fix also if you try a search (sorry I'm in a rush tonight to go looking)

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    It has been happening for a while. It is my wife's computer so I do not know when this started. I don't think a system restore will help.

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    The Tech-pro article concerns the system tray icon. The icons I am concerned with are those on the Quick Launch bar on the left side of the task bar. I can restore them with a right click on the task bar - tool bars, and checking Quick Launch, but the icons disappear after a restart and have to be reset. Same for the order of icons on the Desk Top.

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    For the desktop icons, when you right click on the desktop>Arrange Icons is Auto Arrange checked ??

    For the Quick Launch Bar, from here.....

    "There are two forms of the Quick Launch error:

    1) After every reboot, you have to manually restart Quick Launch, or
    2) when you try to activate Quick Launch, you get a "Cannot create toolbar..." error.

    If you are encountering problem #1 above, then do the following:

    1. In Registry Editor (Start > Run... > regedit), navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

    2. Find the "Userinit" key
    3. it probably contains:

    %system32%wsaupdater.exe,

    where %system32% represents the path to the System32 folder. For example, C:WindowsSystem32

    4. Instead of wsaupdater.exe, the data should contain userinit.exe,. Using the example above, change it to:

    C:WindowsSystem32userinit.exe,

    Do not forget to add the comma at the end!!!

    5. Close the Registry Editor and reboot your computer."
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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    Desktop: Auto Arrange is checked but it does not hold after a reboot

    Quick Launch Bar: I checked the registry and found the "Userinit" key is set correctly as "userinit.exe," The Quick Launch bar disappears after a reboot. I am able to create the Quick Launch bar. It just will not hold after a reboot.

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    I know you said that you don't think a System Restore will help, but it can't hurt, can it ??? This is an unusual issue and it sounds like it has to do with a system setting or registry entry being corrupt. A System Restore will address that situation.
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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    If you search the net for the Windows registry string HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBags 1Desktop you will find a lot about icons not keeping their position between sessions.

    A start could be to take a look at the values in the abovementioned key. The key permissions could also be partially corrupted.

    Some also seems to have had success with some steps mentioned in this thread:

    ยป Desktop Icon positions will not "save" on re-boot

    I can't see why a scan with the System File Checker (SFC) should work in this case, since you can have these problems and all system files are OK, but a scan doesn't hurt. But do take a look at the follow-up post at Dec 26, 2007, a bit down in the aforementioned thread. Steps: enable Auto Arrange, restart, disable Auto Arrange, move icons to desired place and refresh Desktop (F5), perhaps several times. Check by doing a restart.

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    I tried to restore to Nov. 4, Dec. 1, and Jan. 1, each time I received a notice "Unable to Restore, no changes have been made."

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    You will probably have to turn off your anti-virus program temporarily while performing a system restore. Don't forget to turn it back on afterwards!

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    I shut all down (ZoneAlarm SS) and still and still unable to restore system.

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    HansV said the Anti Virus NOT the Firewall!

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    Dave,
    "ZoneAlarm SS" should probably be interpreted as ZoneAlarm ISS, i.e. ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite ...

    To the OP:
    If SR doesn't work then (and it's mostly documented that Norton products interfere with SR and need the disable, but the security products do develop some new features every now and then so ...), then the RPs may be corrupt. But a SR isn't the only option here with the icons.

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    Re: Changes after a restart (Windows XP, SP3)

    My error, I forgot about the Suite that is now offered.

    Thanks,

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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