Ok here is a strange one...When PC is booted the windows desktop comes up blank, just a background image of your choice. System tray Icons are fine.
Now If i right click the DT and then select view then click on "Show Desktop Icons" (which is already checked) nothing happens, still no Icons, now I go thru that routine again and the icons appear.
Reboot and we start all over again :(
Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2