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Windows XP display..

I have a windows XP installed on my PC.
My desktop icons appear on the right hand side on monitor rather then left hand side as it should. so many of the icons are not displayed .
also its looks funny
please help me with that

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Try clicking on the icons Holding on to the button & drag it to the left hand side.A more easy method is to right click anywhere on the desktop,click on Arrange Icons By Name,Size,Type & modified.Choose any one of the four options.Hope this helps

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