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    New Lounger
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    Out of the blue the Quick Launch icons began not displaying on my Wins XP Task Bar automatically at start up. At about the same time, my desktop icons also stopped aligning and in the order automatically as set up. I can create the Quick Launch, and realign/reorder the icons for a given session, but as soon as I power down, it all goes away again - locking the Task Bar has no effect. I had done some Reg and file cleaning, but I do not think it started exactly at the same time. I have tried doing System Restore (which did not work even to restore, much less solve the issue), and I have tried several Registry content checks recommended elsewhere all to no avail.

    Any help will be appreciated!

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    Uranium Lounger
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    I found this solution here.....

    "I did some research and I solved the problem (at least for me).<BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">After running HijackThis, I found the following entry:<BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,<BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">I pasted that line into Google and found a fix.<BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">In Registry Editor (Start > Run... > regedit), navigate to:<BR itxtvisited="1">HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Micros oft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon<BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">Name: Userinit <BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">Data: %system32%\wsaupdater.exe, <BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">%system32% represents the path to the System32 folder. For example, if the path is C:\Windows\System32, then the data would be <BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe , <BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">Instead of wsaupdater.exe, the data should contain userinit.exe,. Using the example above, the data would be <BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">C:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe, <BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">Do not forget to add the comma at the end.<BR itxtvisited="1"><BR itxtvisited="1">Close the Registry Editor and reboot your computer. Problem solved."

    Please note that this fix didn't work for all who tried it. YMMV.
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