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Desktop Items Gone After Reboot


So i came home from work, and when i unlocked my computer it was mentioning something about damaged section on one of my 1tb hdd's. Windows 7 asked for reboot, so i accepted. Pc rebooted and a black screen came up and started to repair something. After 5-6 steps done pc rebooted again and log in screen popped up. After that i logged in and pc fully booted i noticed that my desktop items wore missing. Win 7 asked for recovery, so i accepted that, hoping it would solve my problems. After 10 min, and the recovery done i rebooted my pc.

Pc wore fully booted and icons are still missing.
I tried some trouble shooting, and after 2hr's of reading and clicking in win 7 i gave up.

I can't left click on desktop to multiple mark ether.

I cant find anything wrong, and nether can the troubleshooting program.

I have right clicked my desktop > personalize > change desktop items.
They're all marked in the box.
I have tried to end explorer.exe and boot it up again.
I tried to run backup image.

And nothing seems to help me.
Win 7 is installed on a 150 gb 7200 rpm hdd.
It's a clean hdd with only win 7 installed on it.

From my prospective i have to format c: and do a clean install.

I'll add a picture of my desktop.

http://img15. Imageshack. Us/img15/7619/desktopvj.png


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Desktop Icons Missing After Reboot

Environment:

Hardware: compaq 64bit, dual monitor, 4 gig ram, terabytes of hd space.
Os: windows 7 ultimate, 32 bit.
Latest windows updates, service packs, etc.

Visual studio 2008 professional, expression studio 3. 0, office 2007 ultimate, visio 2007 ultimate, sql server development 2005, sql express 2005, pinnacle studio (video editing), adobe premier (video editing), and a number of other applications.

Issue: i have quite a few icons on my desktop. Every time i reboot the desktop returns, but missing many of my desktop icons. I have resorted to putting my desktop icons in a folder, where i can easily get them back after each reboot. This is the first time i have seen something like this, all the way back to windows 1. 0. It is sort of annoying, and i would like to find a fix. Any ideas on where to look?


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This might be related to a bug with language bar. So i'm so sick and tired of having to set up and reset up quick bar, i decided to give the "superbar" a new shot. )So this decision was made 2 hours ago right, and i watched like a million guides and read the howto by windows and everything but it's simply not working, because windows insists on doing it its own way. See, this is exactly what you shouldn't code your os to do if you want something to be intuitive, because frankly to get everything working the way i want it was as counter-intuitive as i ever had a windows. I actually read guides to get the simplest of things done.

I always knew the ins and outs of windows versions up until but excluding vista and i never touched a guide. Nyway, with that rant over (yes, 2 hours), here's my issue. My quick bar always has the following four icons shown:firefox, my documents, my partition disk d, desktop. Now, i want these exact icons to be shown on my bar. Yes, i know there's a desktop button to the far right, but that's the issue, it's to the far right. Not fast enough, not good for carpal tunnel. Furthermore, just hovering over it gets this annoying pointless "view your desktop but you can't even click the shade of a window to go to it" feature.

I could find no shortcut that actually brings me to desktop. Windows+spacebar doesn't do that. The issue is i can pin firefox perfectly fine, but i cannot pin documents or whatever. Furthermore, i obviously lose all the quick access to less used software that would normally be here with quick bar under the arrow (please fix quick bar to be an easily configurable, non bugged feature), but i'm ready to lose time over that by having to access it by typing it all out in the search bar. I cannot add my documents or my disk because it adds it to 1 single icon, namely windows explorer, and i obviously don't wanna click 3 times to get something i want in 1 click. I haven't even tried pinning desktop yet because i can already sense windows will disagree. Please help me to either make quick search stay forever or fix the above issues with this pin thing. Am i missing something?

On a sidenote, if you'd simply just make "pin to startbar" the default for anything dragged to the start menu - even a frigging song -, and then allow people to drag it into a different icon like windows explorer, it would be more configurable, more intuitive like you want your windows to be, and i wouldn't have wasted 2 hours. Thank you so much for your time and effort and my apologies for my anger, but this is such a pointless waste of time to get a functionality back that always was there and always was configured in a matter of 1 minute.


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