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Windows 7: Different icon arrangement desktop on start up

23 Oct 2010   #21

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I save this as a last resort. It will work just as well with Seven
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24 Oct 2010   #22

windows 7

i managed to create another user account and transfer all my files to it. at the moment its fine, no more black desktop and icons are all in the right place,not sure why the other account was behaving eratically but hope it stays like that.

thanks for offering your help on this
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24 Oct 2010   #23

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Glad that it worked out. Usually it is the last suggestion that works, but this time it was one of the first. LOL. Take care my friend.
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25 Oct 2010   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I have read this twice and learned a lot. I'm happy things are working. If I may suggest. I would recommend looking at your security programs. How did you get 130 infected files and how can you stop it from happening again.
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