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Windows 8.1 Keeps Moving desktop icons by itself.

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Keeps Moving desktop icons by itself.


    Last september i formatted my hdd and installed windows 8 ultimate, then updated to 8.1 ultimate, i don't exactly remember when but after some time it was installed desktop icons began to move by themselves.
    Last month i got an SSD and i decided to just reinstall windows 8.1 PRO from scratch. i did.
    After 1 or 2 days icons started moving by themselves again.
    i'm pretty sure there is a recurring way they do it, there must be an even that because of a bug triggers the movements, i haven't been able to determine it tough.
    There isn't much more to say other than:
    -"AutoArrange Icons" is disabled.
    -I tried to download some .ini fixes for similar problem but they fails.
    -I tried programs to manually restore icons position manually with a previous save. useless.
    -i have no viruses and no strange programs installed.
    -At the time i started having the problem i only had: StartIsBack 1.5.2, chrome and Visual Studio.

    Thank you for your time, and please help me fixing this interesting problem.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Detailed system specs would be helpful. What power profile are you using? Is your screen saver enabled?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    How can software bugs be Hardware related?
    Anyway
    Intel 2600K
    Nvidia GTX 670
    Asus P8P67
    8GB Corsair DDR 3 RAM
    Full HD LG Screen

    My power profile is Balanced (i tried high performance but it is a waste of power)
    and i have no screen saver. screen turns off after 10 minutes.
    PC never turns off.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Filoppi View Post
    Last september i formatted my hdd and installed windows 8 ultimate, then updated to 8.1 ultimate, i don't exactly remember when but after some time it was installed desktop icons began to move by themselves.
    Last month i got an SSD and i decided to just reinstall windows 8.1 PRO from scratch. i did.
    After 1 or 2 days icons started moving by themselves again.
    i'm pretty sure there is a recurring way they do it, there must be an even that because of a bug triggers the movements, i haven't been able to determine it tough.
    There isn't much more to say other than:
    -"AutoArrange Icons" is disabled.
    -I tried to download some .ini fixes for similar problem but they fails.
    -I tried programs to manually restore icons position manually with a previous save. useless.
    -i have no viruses and no strange programs installed.
    -At the time i started having the problem i only had: StartIsBack 1.5.2, chrome and Visual Studio.

    Thank you for your time, and please help me fixing this interesting problem.
    Could you possibly be running a cleaner that is clearing your desktop icon cache?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    i run ccleaner every week, but no that is not the problem, only 1 or 2 icons get moved, small icons, not rearrangement.
    may be the full screen in some games / applications.
    iconoid wouldn't not be a fix but a workaround, as i told you i already tried a program like that, i need to find the source of the problem.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    How can software bugs be Hardware related?
    The point of system specs is to have the information in the link in the bottom of every post. You may have another issue after this one. Sticking the text in one post requires a search. It's unlikely someone would start such a search since they don't know you posted the info in this thread unless they happened to read it.

    It just saves a lot of Q&A a high percentage of the time.
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