I am running Windows XP Pro, SP2. The Quicklaunch toolbar doesn't load on startup for my user account. It is there as I can go to Toolbars >Quick Launch and it opens, but I have to do this manually every time I start up. I have two other user accounts on the same computer and it works fine on those accounts. This occured after I installed a trial version of Corel PhotoShop X2. After installing PSX2, the Taskbar disapeared, and I had to use System Restore to get it back. Eventually, I had to un-install PSX2 completely as it caused a whole series of other errors. After that, the taskbar worked but the Quick Launch would not load. I had also installed PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5.0 at about the same time. I have followed several suggestions from kellys-corner and from the Microsoft knowledge base, but none worked. I also deleted the Quick Launch folder in IE7 and re-created it but that did not help. I also downloaded the "Free Quick Launch toolbar" but that didn't work either.
I can only conclude that is not saving the settings to my user account when I exit.