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Desktop icons the icons on my desktop, are highlighted when they appear and the icons disappear completely once I log off the internet.

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Re: desktop icons

In Windows XP, using more than one user account allows each user to customise their desktop icons. Try browsing to C:\Documents and Settings to see if different user accounts really have been created.

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Re: desktop icons

Your problem is so simple just listen see below

1.go to desktop
2. right click there arrange icon by
4.then in second last their is lock desktop icon
5. click their your prob is solved

if go to desktop right click their and click properties
then click desktop
then click customise desktop in web their is lock desktop icon put tick out from their your prob is solved enjoy

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Hi there,,
Please follow the instructions:
  1. Click Start / Run
  2. Type regedit and press enter.
  3. Open the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT folder
  4. Open the CLSID folder
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I use Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

Download this utility and save it to your desktop. Disable any antivirus or anti-malware applications

you have running. Double click the icon once the download is completed. Do not interfere with the

program once it begins. You can sit back and let this utility do its job including the installation of

Windows Recovery Console.

Make sure also that your machine meets system requirements for the games you intend to play.

Update your display drivers and acquire the latest directx drivers.

When complete restart your computer and click START.....RUN.....then type msconfig

and click OK. Click BOOT.INI and under "operating systems" view the order they

appear in and if the one you want to load on boot is listed second......highlight the

first one and click "move down". Next reboot the machine to view the change you've

made. You want the Recovery Console /cmdcons to be placed as your second

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