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Black Taskbar, Start Menu not opening

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Leli2, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. Leli2

    Leli2 Thread Starter

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    Help!!! I am running Windows 98. After starting up the computer my taskbar turned black therefore you can't see any windows that are minimized. When clicking on Start the menu doesn't pop up anymore. In any open window all the toolbars (link, address, standard, etc.) have disappeared. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
     
  2. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Retired Moderator and Malware Specialist

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    Restore your registry:

    From a powered Off state, turn On your computer and hold down the Ctrl key until you get to the Windows Setup Menu. Select Command Prompt Only. At the prompt type the following:

    Scanreg /Restore

    Press Enter. Select the earliest date listed and press Enter. Upon completion, restart the computer.

    If the issue persist, fix your registry:

    Use the above process except the this time around use the following command:

    Scanreg /Fix

    Press Enter. Upon completion. restart the computer.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. Leli2

    Leli2 Thread Starter

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    Thanks! I appreciate your help, but both of those didn't work. When I restored the registry it gave me the following message: 'No errors found. You have restored a good registry' When I restarted it the problem was still there. So I fixed the registry and the message I got was: 'Successfully fixed'. So, when I restarted it - same thing. Any other ideas?
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Have you recently upgraded to IE 6?

    Or do you have IE 5.5?

    Try the repair option and if that doesn't help, reinstall the program.
     
  5. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Retired Moderator and Malware Specialist

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    Use the Registry Editor to delete the following registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects

    When you restart Windows, the taskbar is automatically recreated.

    If you cannot get to the run command thru the Start button, press the Windows key + R, type regedit and click Ok.
     
  6. Leli2

    Leli2 Thread Starter

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    I did recently upgrade to IE 6. So, I reinstalled the previous version and now it's fixed!!! Thanks a bunch.
     
  7. Cheeseball81

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    You're welcome :D

    Glad to hear it's fixed
     
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