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350 pts Stop taskbar from loading

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The Bar with Start, small icons, clock etc.
I can Hide and Disable it (parts of it) already.
How can I stop it From Loading Completely?
No 3rd party want code. Security app.
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www.experts-exchange.com/topics/comp/os-ms-windows/general/win98/Q.10106246

Ive tried hidding it just after it loads,
Ive tried Covering it With TopMost,
There are always Backdoors during boot and crashes.
I need Solution. -Points to stop it completely
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Post points, and you shall get an answer.

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-idcanada you should not have answer the question.
-as stated in question the points are at 10106246
-Please only lock question if your sure you have the solution, Thank you.

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Use the following :

Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long

Private Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long, ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cY As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long

Private Const SWP_SHOWWINDOW = &H40
Private Const SWP_HIDEWINDOW = &H80

Public Sub HideTaskBar()
   ' #VBIDEUtils#************************************************************
   ' * Programmer Name  : Waty Thierry
   ' * Web Site         : www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/
   ' * E-Mail           : waty.thierry@usa.net
   ' * Date             : 2/12/98
   ' * Time             : 11:44
   ' * Module Name      : TaskBar_Module
   ' * Module Filename  : taskbar.bas
   ' * Procedure Name   : HideTaskBar
   ' * Parameters       :
   ' **********************************************************************
   ' * Comments         : Hide the taskbar

   ' *
   ' *
   ' **********************************************************************

   Dim nTaskBarhWnd        As Long

   nTaskBarhWnd = FindWindow("Shell_traywnd", "")
   If nTaskBarhWnd <> 0 Then Call SetWindowPos(nTaskBarhWnd, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_HIDEWINDOW)
   
End Sub

Public Sub ShowTaskBar()
   ' #VBIDEUtils#************************************************************
   ' * Programmer Name  : Waty Thierry
   ' * Web Site         : www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/
   ' * E-Mail           : waty.thierry@usa.net
   ' * Date             : 2/12/98
   ' * Time             : 11:46
   ' * Module Name      : TaskBar_Module
   ' * Module Filename  : taskbar.bas
   ' * Procedure Name   : ShowTaskBar
   ' * Parameters       :
   ' **********************************************************************
   ' * Comments         : Show the taskbar
   ' *
   ' *
   ' **********************************************************************

   Dim nTaskBarhWnd        As Long

   nTaskBarhWnd = FindWindow("Shell_traywnd", "")
   If nTaskBarhWnd <> 0 Then Call SetWindowPos(nTaskBarhWnd, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_SHOWWINDOW)

End Sub

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Thank waty but the question said I knew how to hide/show
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This problem has been solved in other question,
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Mirkwood please answer this question so I could paq it
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