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    scattered Icons

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    I had a "failer to shut down" problem with W98SE, and got some good advice - fixed it. Lately, (last couple days), the computer doesn't want to shut down (again), but if I restart it, then shut it down, it goes away. But....when it comes back, it has scattered the Icons out of position. Is there a section of the computer that I should look at first? LIke Direct X, or video card?? The card
    is not that old, and normally the 3D and CAD files work just fine. It's a Dell Optiplex Gx110, and has plenty of capacity, and
    hard drive size, along with 512 MB memory. This seems to be triggered if I shut down after having "loads of files" working just
    before. Thanks for past help and any ideas.

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    Re: scattered Icons

    Have you looked at <!mskb=239887>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 239887<!/mskb> ?
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    Re: scattered Icons

    Could be that you are running Windows 98 which has one of the worst memory managers, with the use of <font color=blue> "loads of files" </font color=blue>. Also your 64K of resources may be eaten up.

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

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    Re: scattered Icons

    Thanks, John!
    That did the trick. I appreciate the continually good info you guys come up with - I don't know how you do it, but please don't stop.

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    Re: scattered Icons

    By the way, on the other issue you mentioned, icons scattering... ZDNet (unfortunately no longer free) had a utility called Tidy95. This utility could record positions of icons at different resolutions & restore them with a mouse click. It's a real life saver if you have numerous desktop icons & folders & switch resolutions (e.g. when you boot in safe mode).
    Cheers,

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