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WinVista 64 OS does not remember Desktop settings on shut-down

I arrange and re-size my desktop icons as I would like them. Some right, some left. When I shut the computer down and then re-boot, ALL the icons have reverted to default size and they are ALL on the left side of my monitor. No matter how many times I have tried to re-size and re-arrange them, once I shut the computer off and re-boot, the icons always get re-stacked on the left and re-sized. I have a nVidia GeForce 9800M GS video card in my ASUS GVT 50 laptop. The monitor is a eMachine E182H native resolution 1366x768. I DO NOT use the laptop monitor. This link will show you a "before shut down" and "after re-boot" picture of my monitor. http://s902.beta.photobucket.com/user/davejrum/library/Desktop?#/user/davejrum/library/Desktop?&_suid=135854313542304988941639284731

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Go into desktop setting and turn off auto arrange.

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Icons are different then the tiles.
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