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Windows 2000 occasionally rearranges desktop icons on reboot

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Hello,

I have a user who has this problem maybe once or twice per month.  His SOP is to log off during the week, and to shut down over the weekend.  What happens is that occasionally (1-2 times per month), his desktop icons rearrange themselves.  This seems to be independant of when his log off/shutdown schedule.  No group policy is in place that references the desktop at all.  He is running win2k pro SP4.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.  This user is very AR about things like this, and is becoming most unpleasant about it.

Thanks!

dow
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    by:Debsyl99
    Hi

    Have a look in the event logs on his pc - check if there are maybe any problems with his profile,

    Deb :))
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    I had a laptop with the same problem. It was as if the auto-arrange option had been selected (but it was not). Wish I could tell you I solved it, in 3+ years I never figured it out.

    /kmc
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    I was afraid of that.  Anybody else have any ideas?
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    Anybody?
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    Were there any event logs? You didn't say....  Also exactly how to the desktop icons rearrange - do they vanish for example?
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