This was noted in all versions of Windows. It has something to do with sorting in the directory that holds the quicklaunch items. I've been able to break this by sorting all directories.
The sorting is not a noted "feature."
I cannot get my Quick Launch Bar icons to set in the order I want them. When I had Win98, I could drag them where I wanted, reboot and they would stay there.With Win2KPro, after I reset them, they revert back when I reboot. I have searched this site for possible solutions to no avail. I did find some XP suggestions that did not work in Win2K-Pro. I tried to rename each and assign a number to them -- but even that did not reset them to my desired order on reboot. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thank-you!