Quick Launch Toolbar Icons Are Missing or Unavailable

Quick Launch Toolbar Icons Are Missing or Unavailable 

The following applies to: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server  Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional  Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0  Microsoft Windows 98  Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0

Note: The use of this repair involves editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the “Restoring the Registry” Help topic in Regedit.exe or the “Restoring a Registry Key” Help topic in Regedt32.exe. We do not accept any responsibility for anything that occurs as the result of your use of this repair.

The Problem:

When you view the Quick Launch toolbar the icons may be missing or unavailable, and you may be unable to click the Toolbars command when you right-click the taskbar.

The Reason in Most Cases:

This can occur if the following registry value is set to 0x0000: 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ClassicShell

This registry value is often set to 0x0000 when the Microsoft TweakUI Power Toy utility is used to disable Microsoft Internet Explorer.

The Repair:

Warning: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Note: You should back up the registry before you edit it. If you are running Windows NT or Windows 2000, you should also update your Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).

To make this repair, delete the following registry value, log off, and then log on to the computer, or restart it.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ClassicShell

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