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    Working on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, I found yesterday morning that my desktop was cluttered with 100 or more invalid icons. They are shortcuts to some pictures that I downloaded and put into a file in My Pictures.  The icons showed up suddenly first thing in the morning when the computer came on. I painstakingly deleted them all, but the next time the screensaver came up, these icons showed up again. I put them all into a file and deleted that. First to recycle, then emptied recycle.


    I was ,quite frankly, puzzled at the way this computer was acting. I searched for some way to right the thing using the Uniblue registry cleaner first, then a complete workup with System Mechanic afterwhich I left the computer to go out for the afternoon and when I came back, lo and behold, there they were. As I write this (the next morning), the icons sit on the desktop. My IE Icon was moved off the desktop and I now have to access it through the start menu.


    I have no clue as to what this is all about, but I'm really getting tired of Vista acting like a bloody ghost in my computer. It keeps doing "things" that are very odd. Does anyone have an explanation or some way for me to get rid of these useless shortcuts?


    Kate Elwood

    Thursday, March 27, 2008 2:31 PM