ie6 toolbar won't stay locked

For some reason my IE6 toolbars won't stay locked. I'll have the toolbars where I want them, I'll go into View \ Toolbars and check the "Lock the Toolbars" option but quite often I'll go back in and they will have changed even though the "Lock the Toolbars" option is still checked. Any ideas?
BobArnettAsked:
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war1Commented:
Greetings, BobArnett !

It coud be due to corruption in IE files.
1. Disable third party extensions. With IE open, go to Tools > Options > Advanced. Uncheck "Third party extensions". Click Ok. Reboot computer.

2. Reset IE settings.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Programs.  Click on "Reset Web Settings" button. Go to Advanced tab and click "Restore Defaults" button. Go to Security tab and move the bar to Medium or Default. Click OK. Close all browsers. Reboot the computer.

3. Check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable all Norton programs, including anti-virus, anti-spyware, ad-blocker, win doctor, and recycle bin protect. Disable any firewall or ad-blocker.

4. Repair or reinstall Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm
OR
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_reinstall_ie_and_oe_6.htm
OR
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;318378

Best wishes!
Marc ZCommented:
With only one instance of IE open, unlock the toolbars, Arrange them the way you want, lock the toolbars and when you close IE use the Ctrl key and the Red X.  See if that's a quick fix.  Are you having issues only after reboots or is it every time you open IE?

I found this. http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#IEToolbars and others have had success changing the permissions settings in the registry for the use of the Status bar here. http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=3467

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BobArnettAuthor Commented:
Ahhh.... simplicity. The Ctrl-Click-Red-X seems to have worked just fine. I did go ahead and download the windowsxp.mvps.org info just in case but just for your information the anetforums link wouldn't come up in my browser. Thanks for the help.
Marc ZCommented:
Your welcome.  Thanks for the grade.  Glad it's working for you now.
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