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XP stuck in classic mode

By stang_crazy
Jul 28, 2007
  1. So i shut my computer down last night, started it up this morning and everything is in the classic mode, start-up, task bars, ect...


    When ya right click on the desk top go to properties then appearance and go to the drop down menu for windows and buttons the only thing listed is "windows classic"

    is there any way to fix this, i tried a system restore & no go. Ive done some searching on the net and tried some of the things listed and still no fix.

    So i thought id start fresh here and just go through any steps that can be given one by one.

    any helped would be greatly appriciated.

    Mike,
     
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    There`s a good list of things HERE Come back when you find none of them work.:unch:

    Maybe System Restore might help ?
     
  3. stang_crazy

    stang_crazy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    as stated above ive already tried a restore & that didnt fix it. Also did everything in the link and its all correct.

    So on to the next step.
     
  4. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    You did mention restore.That is true.
    Here is the real solution,nailed on,for sure -
    see Joshuacat`s post,HERE :grinthumb

    However,if that doesn`t work,you only have the System File
    checker (sfc /scannow),a repair install,or a full reinstall left.
     
  5. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    try clicking on a blank area of the taskbar then properties then start menu try changing your options from there
     
  6. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    That is not helpful.
     
  7. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    why is that not helpful ? stang_crazy only states
     
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