QuickLaunch icons are scrambled after rebbot

June 23, 2012 at 07:08:54
Specs: Windows Vista
QuickLaunch icons are scrambled after reboot. This just happened in the past few days.

See More: QuickLaunch icons are scrambled after rebbot

Report •

#1
June 23, 2012 at 09:33:58
What do you mean by "scrambled" ?

If you mean they are in a different order, just move them with the mouse (drag and drop), but it really does not matter what order they are in anyhow.


Report •

#2
June 23, 2012 at 11:38:51
They ARE put in an order. I want to know WHY they become 'scrambled' and HOW to fix this problem.
Thanks, anyway for your reply.

Report •

#3
June 23, 2012 at 13:10:15
Does this keep happening?

Somtimes these sort of things happen with computers due to some temporary glitch and often there is no further trouble.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
June 23, 2012 at 13:25:33
It has happened before...perhaps a year ago, don't remember. But it started again this week.
Computers are in a world of their own, so anything can happen without a human's interference. *grins*
I don't mess around with my computer, so it really bugs me when stuff like this happens.

Report •

#5
June 23, 2012 at 13:44:55
These things that come and go infrequently can be a devil to pin down.

I assume you have locked the toolbar (right click it for option).

About the only other thing I can suggest is that you try the green "Fixit" button here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239...

The symptoms don't quite match your problem but it could be related. One thing it appears to do is allow more space for your icon cache.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

#6
June 23, 2012 at 14:00:41
Thanks, but that doesn't help either.
I always lock the taskbar after re-positioning the icons.

Report •

#7
June 23, 2012 at 14:41:11
This cured the problem you have for someone out there:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/h...

It rebuilds the icon cache. The Fixit one made more space for it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

#8
June 23, 2012 at 15:07:33
Thanks, but I just rebooted...no problems with the icons. I'll just wait and see if the problem happens again. *fingers crossed*

Report •

#9
June 23, 2012 at 15:31:11
Increasing the icon cache can only be of benefit. With all operating systems MS underdo the icon cache size then provide facilities to increase it later.

Eventually after the above increase (not always first boot) the icon cache will rebuild itself. The purpose of #7 was to force the issue immediately.

Only time will tell whether your quick launch order will stay but I'm fairly hopeful. If after a while you feel confident, then you could mark one of the responses here as "Best Answer" because that flags the thread as solved.

Toes crossed here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

#10
June 30, 2012 at 08:54:51
There is no best answer...sorry. Haven't had any problems since I was last here.

Report •

#11
June 30, 2012 at 09:03:53
I'm not too fussed about Best Answer, just mentioned in passing that it marks the thread as solved.

However, I think it very likely that the "Fixit" in #5 initiated the cure to the problem. As given in #9, the icon cache does not always immediately build into its new larger space allowance, so the "symptom" remains - it often takes a few boots before it rebuilds and uses it, so the problem looks as if it suddenly cured itself. This is probably what happened, so there was no longer any need to "force it" to rebuild using the link in #7.

I am fairly convinced that you will not run into it again now you have a larger cache - but only time will tell.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

#12
June 30, 2012 at 10:40:24
I didn't use the Fixit at all, I didn't do anything...just let it do its' own thing...no larger cache or whatever...just rebooted.

Report •

#13
June 30, 2012 at 13:52:05
Ah, then the confusion arose because straight after my #5 with the link to "Fixit" you said, in #6, "Thanks, but that doesn't help either".

The downside of the "Fixit" is that it does more than I had in mind. If you get this again
I have now unearthed a neater and more focussed website:
http://blog.ryantadams.com/2009/03/...

You go to the Vista section and apply the second of the two fixes (cache increase).
If necessary go back and do the first one (rebuild).

Let's hope it stays fixed by magic, if not the above would be an easy thing to try.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

#14
June 30, 2012 at 14:51:09
thanks for the link...I'll just keep watching my icons and hoping for the best.

Report •

Ask Question