Every time I restart my computer, the icons on the desktop go into columns, although I set them up in a particular order. Also, the quick launch toolbar gets disabled. Is there any way to prevent this from happening and what do you think is causing the problem?
Thanks!

After you get them the way you want them, are you then locking your desktop?

Save the position of the icons on the Desktop = http://www.sillysot.com

http://snapfiles.com/get/iconrestore.html = "Icon Restore allows you to save your desktop icon layout and restore it when needed."
http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.html

Save My Desktop! = http://www.softforall.com/Desktop/IconTools/Save_My_Desktop03040004.htm

PC Magazine Utility: WinTidy = http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,17748,00.asp
ActiveWindows -- Lock Icons On Desktop = http://www.activewin.com/tips/reg/desktop_3.shtml

Thanks, now any idea what I can do with the Quick Launch?

Also, the things you gave me are for restoring the layout. What I don't understand is why it's getting messed in the first place every restart.