How does this pertain to Windows Update, Ralph?
One or more options/settings in an ever-growing number of third-party
applications may be disallowing the change(s) (upon reboot). These include
anti-spyware applications (e.g., Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer,
SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor, CounterSpy, WinPatrol, etc),
anti-virus appliations & security suites (Norton, McAfee, ESET/NOD32,
Kasperky, Trend Micro, etc.), and third-party firewalls (e.g., Zone Alarm,
Note that temporarily disabling the application(s) or rebooting into Safe
Mode may not disable the system protections.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> Everytime I reboot my desktop icons are automatically aligned to the left
> grid. The only option checked is Show Desktop Items. I am current with
> my Windows updates and am running Windows XP. This has been going on for
> several days and it extremely annoying.
> Can anyone help?................Ralph