Added Win2k computer to home network and desktop icons mess up on startup


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I just got a Windows XP computer. As soon as I had it networked with my
Windows 2000 machine, the Win2k machine's desktop icons would completely
rearrange on startup. They'd been spread out around the faces on a
desktop picture I had, and then after startup, they'd be reordered, and
rearranged in columns starting on the top left of the screen.

How do I overcome this?
 
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Dave Patrick

You might try increasing the Reg_Sz string value of;
"Max Cached Icons"
found at
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Valid range is [100 to 4096]

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|I just got a Windows XP computer. As soon as I had it networked with my
| Windows 2000 machine, the Win2k machine's desktop icons would completely
| rearrange on startup. They'd been spread out around the faces on a
| desktop picture I had, and then after startup, they'd be reordered, and
| rearranged in columns starting on the top left of the screen.
|
| How do I overcome this?
 
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Chadwick Stone©

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I just got a Windows XP computer. As soon as I had it networked with
my Windows 2000 machine, the Win2k machine's desktop icons would
completely rearrange on startup. They'd been spread out around the
faces on a desktop picture I had, and then after startup, they'd be
reordered, and rearranged in columns starting on the top left of the
screen.

How do I overcome this?

Disable the "auto arrange icons" feature.

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I just got a Windows XP computer. As soon as I had it networked with
my Windows 2000 machine, the Win2k machine's desktop icons would
completely rearrange on startup. They'd been spread out around the
faces on a desktop picture I had, and then after startup, they'd be
reordered, and rearranged in columns starting on the top left of the
screen.

How do I overcome this?

Disable the "auto arrange icons" feature.

I *did* have auto arrange enabled, and I disabled it.

However, the problem continues. Every time I start the computer, or
every time I mount a network drive, the icons fly back to the ugly
autoarrangement. Because I'm trying to connect to a network at startup,
I think the networking has something to do with this happening.
 
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Chadwick Stone©

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Chadwick Stone© said:
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I just got a Windows XP computer. As soon as I had it networked
with my Windows 2000 machine, the Win2k machine's desktop icons
would completely rearrange on startup. They'd been spread out
around the faces on a desktop picture I had, and then after
startup, they'd be reordered, and rearranged in columns starting on
the top left of the screen.

How do I overcome this?

Disable the "auto arrange icons" feature.

I *did* have auto arrange enabled, and I disabled it.

However, the problem continues. Every time I start the computer, or
every time I mount a network drive, the icons fly back to the ugly
autoarrangement. Because I'm trying to connect to a network at
startup, I think the networking has something to do with this
happening.

Can you ping your "my network" icon? You might also call your ISP
helpdesk and ask if they can ping it. Remind them you are talking about
pinging icons, not IP addresses. This is a new diagnostic technique so
if the guy you talk to hasn't heard of it, ask to speak to the
supervisor/teamlead and request they schedule classes for their ops.

Be sure to post how well this works for you ;)

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