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Old 12-19-2007, 04:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm sure this is a simple question but I can't figure out the answer. I'm running XP yet my start button and the taskbar aren't blue, the standard XP color, they're now looking like they did in Win 98. How do I fix this?

Also I can't access the task manager either by control alt del or by right clicking the task bar and selecting task manager there. I've searched on this and found a number of different methods to supposedly fix this but haven't been successful so far. Here's what I've tried so far:


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Method 1
Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)

Method 2
Download and run this REG fix and double-click it.

Method 3
Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System
In the right-pane, delete the value named DisableTaskMgr
Close Regedit.exe

Method 4: Using Group Policy Editor - for Windows XP Professional
Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
Navigate to this branch:
User Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options / Remove Task Manager
Double-click the Remove Task Manager option.
Set the policy to Not Configured.
Thanks
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked the Appearance properties ?

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Appearance
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: start button / task manager / cmd screen

for 'windows and buttons' windows classic is selected, its the only option. is that what im looking for / the problem, or somewhere else?
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You sould have a windows xp style option. ITs not there?
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You sould have a windows xp style option. ITs not there?
nope, its not.

oh btw i forgot to mention another (unrelated) problem - however i did mention it in the subject! i cant access the command screen either, when i hit cmd into run the screen shows up but its completely blank and i cant actually access it.

any help again would be appreciated.

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Old 12-22-2007, 08:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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oops its in the wrong place isnt it! no wonder i didnt get a reply
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That is what i see wrong. Mainly you have almost every toolbar out there installed. Which really isnt helpful. You have a few no ifles in there as well.
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thanks man. i deleted most of the stuff, but left the google toolbar since i actually use that one. is that OK, or should that be erased as well?
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