I've got a PC problem for a while, don't know the cause but these are the symtoms.
1. In Windows Explorer, I set my default view to details, but it always reverts back to Large Icons upon reboot. The problem started after I installed Autopatcher and particularly TweakXP UI.
Try Kelly's Korner
, search for 'Save'.
Now, I have installed XP Smoker, but I do not use the setting that auto-closes services and programs after a few seconds of inactivity. I believe its called low-level hook timeout, program timeout and service timeout. Hence, my programs have all the time they need to save their settings before exiting.
A silly question but why do you need or even think you need all these tweaking programs?
The only time I looked at AutoPatcher, it was so ambiguous about what it was doing that I removed it 10 minutes later. eg. It didn't make it clear what the current state of the machine was before doing anything.
I know it's only supposed to update XP with all the latest hotfixes but that's not how it presented itself.
I've long since decided not to update XP beyond a service pack release unless
I specifically have a problem that is fixed by a hotfix. I've had more problems after installing hotfixes than by not installing them. Microsoft seem to put far less testing into a hotfix than a service pack.
My machine is at SP3 and there it will stay until the next SP is released, (which means, most likely it'll be at SP3 until I change OS).
TweakXP didn't do anything I couldn't do myself after searching the net for the limited number of options I wanted.
XP Smoker didn't do anything AFAICT.
Nowadays I apply any tweaks at install using nlite or after install using registry entries, batch files, etc, (after I make sure I know damn well what they're doing..........or at least think I do
If you're interested in tweaking then a couple of sites I'd recommend are:Black Viper
for all things service related;Bold Fortune
for slimming down XP without using any other programs.