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disapearing icons!

HP laptop pavilion zt1172; XP Pro, SP1; Office 2k

I recently placed a shortcut to PaintShopPro 7 on my desktop (start/programs/Jasc software/Paint Shop Pro/send to desktop), but it keeps disappearing! It stays there for a few minutes & is then gone. The program works ok when I access it via the start menu, as far as I can tell, but this is a just a bit annoying. And an intersting puzzle!

I?m not sure when it first disappeared, I only noticed it yesterday.

When I put a new PSP shortcut on the desktop it disappears after a few minutes, even if I do nothing. Ditto if I uninstall/reinstall the program & as far as I can tell it's the only icon it's happening to.

A couple of days ago I unchecked the auto arrange & align to grid options for desktop icons - but if that's the problem, why only this icon?

Any ideas what?s going on & how to resolve it, anyone?

TIA, Jeff

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What spyware and antivirus programs do you run on a regular basis?

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Sorry, forgot to list those.

Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05 (free version), Spybot S&D, AVG antivirus (free version), Sygate firewall. I also regularly clean out history, cookies, temp & temp internet folders.

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