Whose messin' with my registry?

Frequently when I start my PC, something is different from the way it was when I shutdown. This morning is a good example. I was welcomed to desktop icons that where neatly arranged both vertically and horizontally. That's not the way I want them. I want them the way I want them, how I want them, where I want them.
I couldn't find the place where that selection is made, so that I could see if it was checked.
So I did what I often do and that is a scanreg/restore. I'm not happy about doing that, but what can I do?
frankoravecAsked:
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AZ-AdministratorCommented:
Hi frankoravec,
right click on desktop, make sure align to grid and auto-arrange or deselected
i know this may sound basic, but it's the first thing to look at
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frankoravecAuthor Commented:
Hi AZ-Administrator,
I knew it was there somewhere, but I couldn't remember where. Ok, Auto-Arrange was unchecked from doing the scanreg restore, but I couldn't find "align to grid". Could you clarity that?
My point was that I did not ever, check Auto-Arrange. So howdid it happen? Thanks.

Frank  
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frankoravecAuthor Commented:
Hi AZ-Administrator,
I forgot to mention, when I right clicked desktop I checked "Auto-Arrange" thinking that I would the un-check it afterwards. Much to my surprise, the icons were still that way after I re-booted. now what, scanreg/restore?
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