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How can i lock my desk top icons in place

I am using a Dell laptop computer which is hooked up via a docking staion to 2 flat screen monitors. The operating system is Windows XP service pack 3 The problem is that since late I cannot seem to arrange and lock my desk top icons in place. If I rearrange my desk top icons and then restart my computer they would all get moved back to the left of the screen in random order (not the way I want them to be). This is doing my head in as I have loads of icons on my desk top which I like to arrange in a manner that is easy to locate. Any help with this would highly appreciate. Thanks

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