Sunday, February 06, 2005

Quick Launch Toolbar Disappears

The problem:-after every reboot or shutdown the quick launch toolbar disappears.


Solution:-
It may be due to a malware- BlazeFind .Check whether there is any Search Assistant toolbar in the Taskbar or not.
If it is present then:-
Start>Run>Regedit>ok
now navigate to:-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
In the right-pane, change the value of Userinit to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,"
Type the above value exactly.Do not forget to add the comma at the end.
(without the quotes). Exit Registry Editor and restart Windows.

Very helpful references:-
Cannot Create Toolbar - Quick Launch (Line 296)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! Quick Launch - Repair
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


Restore Winlogon\Userinit (Line 263 right)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

3 comments:

njb said...
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njb said...

This is not the whole story. I see this posted as the answer everywhere and maybe it works in some circumstances.

However, even with the correct key, my Quick Launch menu still disappears on every reboot.

I am still looking for a solution.

Arnaldo said...

Im having exacly the same problem. i dont need to reboot, just need to log off and then login again and voila, quicklaunch is not there anymore. Tryed the userinit.exe, (it was already ok) , NoSavesettings configuration (but its not eaven there). There is no solution for this unless format the PC? thanks!