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multi monitor - icon frenzy

I have a system with multiple monitors.  Everything works fluidly, in part to the help I received on this site, however if my desktop is not set to auto arrange the icons jump to random positions with every reboot. Freaky, huh?

Some icons are off to the right in a vertical line.  Some icons are to the left in a shorter vertical line.  In no way associated to the way I had left them before the previous shutdown. Active Desktop is off.
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1cellCommented:
yes, freaky.  You can accept that as an answer if you wish.

just kidding but had to answer your question.
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larrypaloozaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Sparky.
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larrypaloozaAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Larry, is it possible that there may be a problem with the multiple monitor setup? Did this recently begin, if so, what changed recently?
Dennis
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1cellCommented:
I don't know about the compatability between multiple monitors and active desktop but I'm wondering if it could have something to do with that.  Is active desktop enabled?  If so/not so, try disabling/enabling it.  It's a thought.
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SmartGamerCommented:
What happens if, just for one reboot, you go back to one monitor? What happens then? How many icons do you have? Have you run Scanreg/fix from DOS, while Windows is NOT running? (C:\Windows\Command\Scanreg) Try it- it may be some sort of problem that's screwing up the coordinates.
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larrypaloozaAuthor Commented:
Will try disabling Multi-Monitor tonight and reboot without auto-arrange, amongst a few other things, so as to give some more clues as to da problema.  Will report to you's later this evening.  Thanks for the ideas so far....
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larrypaloozaAuthor Commented:
This is how the chips fell,....

I tried all the suggestions to no avail.  Finally I ran MSCONFIG and removed a few things from startup.  My problem was one of the following programs that start at startup... OSA (ms office), FINDFAST (ms office), or LoadPowerProfile.  I think it was the latter.  Regardless, everything is OK now and I will reward the points to the very next person that answers BOO.  Thanks yall
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1cellCommented:
boo, haha
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1cellCommented:
just kidding , don't accept that, i didn't help
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larrypaloozaAuthor Commented:
This is how the chips fell,....

I tried all the suggestions to no avail.  Finally I ran MSCONFIG and removed a few things from startup.  My problem was one of the following programs that start at startup... OSA (ms office), FINDFAST (ms office), or LoadPowerProfile.  I think it was the latter.  Regardless, everything is OK now and I will reward the points to the very next person that answers BOO.  Thanks yall
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