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    Stuck to the Top (Win98)

    Hi All,

    I have a friend who's running an older system on Win98 who says that her Taskbar (you know, Start, the tray, the clock, etc.) is stuck to the top of her screen. She tries to pick it up and drag it back to the bottom, but it keeps returning to the top. When I go over to help her out, what should I look for where? I can't duplicate her issue since I'm running Win2000 at work and XP at home. I can't even figure out how to make either one of them unstick and float around.

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    Re: Stuck to the Top (Win98)

    Does <!mskb=253679>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 253679<!/mskb> help? Look at the "Default Position" section.
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    Re: Stuck to the Top (Win98)

    This sounds like what she says she has already done, but I'll print it, take it with me, and try it myself. No tellin'.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Stuck to the Top (Win98)

    Kris,
    From your post, it sounds like she has tried dragging and dropping, but has she started the computer in Safe mode?
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    Re: Stuck to the Top (Win98)

    If dragging from the Tray area doesn't work, try right-clicking the Taskbar to bring up Properties. It sounds like your friend may have locked the Taskbar. If so, then unlock it and it should move without any problem.

    P.S. I'm quite not clear why you posted here - rather than in one of the Windows Forums. As, however, you've received some answers, I'll leave the thread here - unless you still have problems after your visit. HTH
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    Re: Stuck to the Top (Win98)

    Since we had another hurricane come through, I had the chance to mess with her taskbar a little. I evacuate my mobile home and stay with her during the hurricanes. That pesky thing is firmly stuck to the top, but I didn't think about the taskbar being locked. Guess I'm fighting Win98 stuff I never had to know, and now I'm on XP. I'll look at that next time, but please, no more hurricanes.

    No, we didn't start it up in Safe Mode. Guess I don't know why I would do that to move a stuck taskbar. I've never had to work in Safe Mode that much. What would I look for?

    Yeah, I posted this in the wrong place. I was reading someone else's post about something being stuck and should have moved to General Windows Issues before posting. Move it if you want to. Maybe I'll get some more help there.

    Thanks for the help,
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    Re: Stuck to the Top (Win98)

    It's been a while since I worked much with Win98 as well - but, using my left hand for the mouse, I've tended to move the Task Bar.

    Safe Mode tends to reset a number of things - including Task Bar location. You just need to boot into Safe Mode. Once everything's loaded, then restart again into Normal Mode.

    I'll be moving the thread over to General Windows Solutions, but hopefully you already have enough to go on.

    Hoping that you come through the hurricane season intact. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>
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