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Why do icons continue to show up scattered on the desktop?

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A user is logging into his computer and says that everytime he logs in, his desktop icons are scattered all over the place. He sorts them and moves them to where he wants them to be, but sure enough when he logs out and logs back in, they are scattered again. Has anyone every heard of this before?
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Ahmed Ezzat AbuRaya earned 125 total points
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There are some free utilities for locking or even saving/loading the location of the desktop icons.  (e.g. http://www.docs.kr/entry/Download-Shock-Desktop-en)

This is a workaround solution for his problem. Getting to know the exact reason for why he has this problem would need some extra information. What is his OS? Maybe a software that loads up at start-up causes this.. Does this happen to him even in safe-mood? Or If he stops all unnecessary start-up programs? Does it happen every time he logs out/on ? I've had a similar problem some time ago, but when I was playing a game (I think it was FIFA).

I assume he's enabling the (Auto Arrange) feature for desktop icons: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/825

Hope this helps :)
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