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My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

  1. #1


    Jim Hansen Guest

    My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    Everytime I re-boot my computer, several of my icon rearrange. Mainly the
    bottom two icons I have at the bottom left of my desktop, to to the top of
    the screen, and the three rows above them are shifted down. Then serveral of
    the icons at the top left of the desktop are moved and the icons from the
    bottom replace them. Guess this is a new Vista feature.

    This started at the same time Multi-Files select was disabled in Windows
    Explorer. Looks like they may be related.

    I have a RETAIL version of Windows Vista Premium on all new completely Vista
    Certified Computer Equipment.


    --
    Jim Hansen


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Keith Miller MVP Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    Usually a symptom of Explorer crashing & restarting...any clues in the Event
    Log?


    --
    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]

    "Jim Hansen" <JimHansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:793EDFE0-0A76-4F11-9CD5-89018AFB8E1B@microsoft.com...
    > Everytime I re-boot my computer, several of my icon rearrange. Mainly the
    > bottom two icons I have at the bottom left of my desktop, to to the top of
    > the screen, and the three rows above them are shifted down. Then serveral
    > of
    > the icons at the top left of the desktop are moved and the icons from the
    > bottom replace them. Guess this is a new Vista feature.
    >
    > This started at the same time Multi-Files select was disabled in Windows
    > Explorer. Looks like they may be related.
    >
    > I have a RETAIL version of Windows Vista Premium on all new completely
    > Vista
    > Certified Computer Equipment.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Jim Hansen
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    I don't have a solution to the problem itself, but "Icon Restore" is a
    great, free app for periodically saving your desktop icon layout and
    then restoring it again whenever it gets messed up. I've been using it
    since Win98 and it works just as well in Vista. It sure saves a lot of
    time otherwise spent rearranging icons. It can be found here:

    http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.html

    Daze

    -------------------


    Jim Hansen wrote:
    > Everytime I re-boot my computer, several of my icon rearrange. Mainly the
    > bottom two icons I have at the bottom left of my desktop, to to the top of
    > the screen, and the three rows above them are shifted down. Then serveral of
    > the icons at the top left of the desktop are moved and the icons from the
    > bottom replace them. Guess this is a new Vista feature.
    >
    > This started at the same time Multi-Files select was disabled in Windows
    > Explorer. Looks like they may be related.
    >
    > I have a RETAIL version of Windows Vista Premium on all new completely Vista
    > Certified Computer Equipment.
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Jim Hansen Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    Yes there are a some Explorer 1000 errrors in the Event log:

    Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp
    0x4549b091, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp
    0x4549bdc9, exception code 0xc0000374, fault offset 0x000af1c9, process id
    0x15cc, application start time 0x01c76c34dcc925a5.
    -----------------------------------------
    The description for Event ID 1000 from source Application Error cannot be
    found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your
    local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair
    the component on the local computer.

    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to
    be saved with the event.

    The following information was included with the event:

    explorer.exe
    6.0.6000.16386
    4549b091
    SHELL32.dll
    6.0.6000.16386
    4549bdb4
    c0000005
    0010346d

    The substitution string for insert index (%1) could not be found

    --
    Jim Hansen



    "Keith Miller MVP" wrote:

    > Usually a symptom of Explorer crashing & restarting...any clues in the Event
    > Log?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Good Luck,
    >
    > Keith
    > Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
    >
    > "Jim Hansen" <JimHansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:793EDFE0-0A76-4F11-9CD5-89018AFB8E1B@microsoft.com...
    > > Everytime I re-boot my computer, several of my icon rearrange. Mainly the
    > > bottom two icons I have at the bottom left of my desktop, to to the top of
    > > the screen, and the three rows above them are shifted down. Then serveral
    > > of
    > > the icons at the top left of the desktop are moved and the icons from the
    > > bottom replace them. Guess this is a new Vista feature.
    > >
    > > This started at the same time Multi-Files select was disabled in Windows
    > > Explorer. Looks like they may be related.
    > >
    > > I have a RETAIL version of Windows Vista Premium on all new completely
    > > Vista
    > > Certified Computer Equipment.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Jim Hansen
    > >

    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Jim Hansen Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    I installed Icon Restor and get some interesting results. Restore Icons has
    the same problem as reboot. But, that helps to identify the problem. It
    appears the Inter Explorer Link wants to be on the left edge of the desktop.
    If it is not there, it puts it self there when the desktop is restored
    pushing down other links which in turn scrambles all links after that to make
    room.

    --
    Jim Hansen



    "Daze N. Knights" wrote:

    > I don't have a solution to the problem itself, but "Icon Restore" is a
    > great, free app for periodically saving your desktop icon layout and
    > then restoring it again whenever it gets messed up. I've been using it
    > since Win98 and it works just as well in Vista. It sure saves a lot of
    > time otherwise spent rearranging icons. It can be found here:
    >
    > http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.html
    >
    > Daze
    >
    > -------------------
    >
    >
    > Jim Hansen wrote:
    > > Everytime I re-boot my computer, several of my icon rearrange. Mainly the
    > > bottom two icons I have at the bottom left of my desktop, to to the top of
    > > the screen, and the three rows above them are shifted down. Then serveral of
    > > the icons at the top left of the desktop are moved and the icons from the
    > > bottom replace them. Guess this is a new Vista feature.
    > >
    > > This started at the same time Multi-Files select was disabled in Windows
    > > Explorer. Looks like they may be related.
    > >
    > > I have a RETAIL version of Windows Vista Premium on all new completely Vista
    > > Certified Computer Equipment.
    > >
    > >

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Jim Hansen Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    There have not been any crashes or errors between the last 10 reboots and
    still everytime my icons get rearranged. Vista is too expensive and took too
    many years in development for these types of issues to be occuring. These
    are the BASICS. Come on!

    Come on Microsoft I have been a fan and huge supporter of yours for decades.
    This is just not acceptable. I am ready to dump Vista.

    These is just not enough pluses for all the negatives. Vista is slower than
    XP, it may be more stable, but that is only the OC. Programs crash much more
    than with XP. I am just SOOOOO disappointed with vista right now.

    --
    Jim Hansen



    "Jim Hansen" wrote:

    > Yes there are a some Explorer 1000 errrors in the Event log:
    >
    > Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp
    > 0x4549b091, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp
    > 0x4549bdc9, exception code 0xc0000374, fault offset 0x000af1c9, process id
    > 0x15cc, application start time 0x01c76c34dcc925a5.
    > -----------------------------------------
    > The description for Event ID 1000 from source Application Error cannot be
    > found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your
    > local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair
    > the component on the local computer.
    >
    > If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to
    > be saved with the event.
    >
    > The following information was included with the event:
    >
    > explorer.exe
    > 6.0.6000.16386
    > 4549b091
    > SHELL32.dll
    > 6.0.6000.16386
    > 4549bdb4
    > c0000005
    > 0010346d
    >
    > The substitution string for insert index (%1) could not be found
    >
    > --
    > Jim Hansen
    >
    >
    >
    > "Keith Miller MVP" wrote:
    >
    > > Usually a symptom of Explorer crashing & restarting...any clues in the Event
    > > Log?
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Good Luck,
    > >
    > > Keith
    > > Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
    > >
    > > "Jim Hansen" <JimHansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:793EDFE0-0A76-4F11-9CD5-89018AFB8E1B@microsoft.com...
    > > > Everytime I re-boot my computer, several of my icon rearrange. Mainly the
    > > > bottom two icons I have at the bottom left of my desktop, to to the top of
    > > > the screen, and the three rows above them are shifted down. Then serveral
    > > > of
    > > > the icons at the top left of the desktop are moved and the icons from the
    > > > bottom replace them. Guess this is a new Vista feature.
    > > >
    > > > This started at the same time Multi-Files select was disabled in Windows
    > > > Explorer. Looks like they may be related.
    > > >
    > > > I have a RETAIL version of Windows Vista Premium on all new completely
    > > > Vista
    > > > Certified Computer Equipment.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Jim Hansen
    > > >

    > >
    > >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Jim Hansen Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    Daze,

    Even Icon Restore does not restore the Icons 100% after a reboot. Vista
    really was not ready for release.

    --
    Jim Hansen



    "Jim Hansen" wrote:

    > I installed Icon Restor and get some interesting results. Restore Icons has
    > the same problem as reboot. But, that helps to identify the problem. It
    > appears the Inter Explorer Link wants to be on the left edge of the desktop.
    > If it is not there, it puts it self there when the desktop is restored
    > pushing down other links which in turn scrambles all links after that to make
    > room.
    >
    > --
    > Jim Hansen
    >
    >
    >
    > "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >
    > > I don't have a solution to the problem itself, but "Icon Restore" is a
    > > great, free app for periodically saving your desktop icon layout and
    > > then restoring it again whenever it gets messed up. I've been using it
    > > since Win98 and it works just as well in Vista. It sure saves a lot of
    > > time otherwise spent rearranging icons. It can be found here:
    > >
    > > http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.html
    > >
    > > Daze
    > >
    > > -------------------
    > >
    > >
    > > Jim Hansen wrote:
    > > > Everytime I re-boot my computer, several of my icon rearrange. Mainly the
    > > > bottom two icons I have at the bottom left of my desktop, to to the top of
    > > > the screen, and the three rows above them are shifted down. Then serveral of
    > > > the icons at the top left of the desktop are moved and the icons from the
    > > > bottom replace them. Guess this is a new Vista feature.
    > > >
    > > > This started at the same time Multi-Files select was disabled in Windows
    > > > Explorer. Looks like they may be related.
    > > >
    > > > I have a RETAIL version of Windows Vista Premium on all new completely Vista
    > > > Certified Computer Equipment.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 07:33:03 -0700, Jim Hansen
    <JimHansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >There have not been any crashes or errors between the last 10 reboots and
    >still everytime my icons get rearranged. Vista is too expensive and took too
    >many years in development for these types of issues to be occuring. These
    >are the BASICS. Come on!
    >
    >Come on Microsoft I have been a fan and huge supporter of yours for decades.
    > This is just not acceptable. I am ready to dump Vista.


    Windows resorting the Desktop icons for no apparant rhyme or reason is
    a long running issue that's been in XP and prior versions and is one
    of the things I'm referring to when I say Microsoft never seems to get
    around to fixing what's broke in older versions before releasing new
    versions which only adds to the number of bugs.




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    I'm sorry to hear that Icon Restore didn't help deal with the problem.
    But as I said, I didn't expect it to solve the underlying problem
    itself, whatever that may be. *My* Vista has none of the issues that you
    say you are experiencing, so I know that your issues are not given
    features of Vista, but something wrong with your particular
    installation. So, if I were in *your* shoes, my choice would be to do a
    complete reinstall of Vista, but then again, someone else more
    Windows-savvy than myself may yet come by with a diagnosis offering a
    simpler solution.


    Jim Hansen wrote:
    > Daze,
    >
    > Even Icon Restore does not restore the Icons 100% after a reboot. Vista
    > really was not ready for release.
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Jim Hansen Guest

    Re: My Desktop Icons keep rearranging every time I reboot

    This was NEW CLEAN All new hardware install just three weeks ago. If I have
    to do re-installs that often, I will start a class action lawsuit first.

    Quite frankly, the reintall is a solution for ignoring what is causing the
    problem to begin with. Microsoft needs to step up to the plate. They have
    more than enough money and there is no excuse for all these problems.


    --
    Jim Hansen



    "Daze N. Knights" wrote:

    > I'm sorry to hear that Icon Restore didn't help deal with the problem.
    > But as I said, I didn't expect it to solve the underlying problem
    > itself, whatever that may be. *My* Vista has none of the issues that you
    > say you are experiencing, so I know that your issues are not given
    > features of Vista, but something wrong with your particular
    > installation. So, if I were in *your* shoes, my choice would be to do a
    > complete reinstall of Vista, but then again, someone else more
    > Windows-savvy than myself may yet come by with a diagnosis offering a
    > simpler solution.
    >
    >
    > Jim Hansen wrote:
    > > Daze,
    > >
    > > Even Icon Restore does not restore the Icons 100% after a reboot. Vista
    > > really was not ready for release.
    > >

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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