Taskbar's toolbars are disabled

Posted on 2004-11-14
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
My taskbar's toolbars, such as Quick Launch, and Windows Media Player have been turned off, and I the options for enabling them in the taskbar's context menu have been disabled.  Any ideas as to what the problem might be?
Question by:Breadstick
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    It might be a problem described here:

    If the above doesn't explain it:  This could be a problem with viruses/trojans/spyware or other malware. Some free online virus scanners:

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    Taskbar Toolbar options are grayed out?:
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    Thanks, that fixed it.
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    Glad that helped!

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