Scrambled Desktop Icons

Microsoft Windows vista ultimate 64-bit
March 12, 2010 at 19:09:58
Specs: Windows Vista 64
HALP!!!! I'm tearing my hair out!
Every couple of weeks, my Core2Duo powers on in the middle of the night. What usually accompanies this mystery action (I have disabled wake-on-lan, wake-on-mouse, wake-on-keyboard) is that my display settings revert from 1920x1080 to something less and all of my desktop icons get scrambled. I can reset the display settings back to orig, but the icon positions are gone forever. Just observed that my folder settings seemingly get whacked, too.
It's a relatively new Asus MoBo, new P/S, and it's all on a UPS. Maybe the UPS is nudging it awake?? But why scramble my icons and folder settings? It's starting to feel personal ;-)
Thanks in advance!

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#1
March 12, 2010 at 19:21:06
hpuxmanm For the scrambled icon problem check out the small free program at the link below.


Restore Desktop Icons for Vista 64bit
http://www.abxzone.com/forums/f168/...

Tufenuf


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#2
March 12, 2010 at 19:30:27
Thanks Tufenuf!
I am using another program to save the icon positions, but it hasn't been 100% reliable.
I really want to find the reason for the regular scramble and make it stop so I don't have to mess around with saving icon positions. Isn't Vista (fully patched up) considered pretty solid by now?

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#3
March 13, 2010 at 11:30:27
hpuxmanm, "I am using another program to save the icon positions, but it hasn't been 100% reliable."

Is it possible that the program you're using wasn't made for the 64 bit version od Windows Vista and may be causing your problems? Here's the readme txt. form the link below which is the program I posted the link to.

Desktop Item Position Saver 64-bit edition

This application was originally written by Jeffrey Richter for his
well known book about Windows applications programming.


After spending several hours searching for something that can work
on my Vista 64-bit, I gave up and finally decided to write my own
implementation. Fortunately, I found the book and source code with
this handy tool and managed to recompile it for 64-bit platform.

Similar tools will not work on 64-bit systems unless recompiled because
of using DLL injection and 32-bit DLL cannot be injected into 64-bit
process.

I've also added a nice installer which creates Desktop context menu
to Save/Restore Icon positions.

Desktop context menu is available only when you Shift+Right Click on
the Desktop.

Enjoy!

/ Serge Baranov
http://amip.tools-for.net

http://amip.tools-for.net/files/dip...

The original link I posted in Response Number 1.

Restore Desktop Icons for Vista 64bit
http://www.abxzone.com/forums/f168/...

Tufenuf


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#4
March 13, 2010 at 13:43:47
Have a look at this article on how to restore the position of icons after changing screen resolution

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