The Problem:-losing the Quick Launch Toolbar upon shut down,or,the Quick Launch settings are not saved.
Sometimes this is caused by malware BlazeFind. [Scan your system with latest versions of spybot,search and destroy,CWShredder as well as with adaware.Run all of them in safe mode]
Check the registry settings:-
Start>Run>Regedit>Ok Now,navigate to the following key:- HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Highlight Winlogon and in the right pane check the value of Userinit.It should be-"C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe," [Note:-copy and paste exactly what is written within the qotes,including the comma but exclude the quotes. Close the registry editor.Reboot.
Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
Quick Launch settings are not saved; Search Assistant Toolbar in Taskbar http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm
"Cannot create Toolbar" error when you enable Quick Launch http://windowsxp.mvps.org/QLError.htm