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Access IBM screen not working

Hi!

The Access IBM button works but the screen that shows up is not functioning. I cannot select menu items...
I have this behaviour since I reinstalled Win XP.

Regards,
Markus

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  • MarkusM Jun 28, 2008

    I reinstalled the OS on my Thinkpad T42 from the recovery CD. Afterwards, the Access IBM button worked as expected.



    Thanks for your help!



    Regards,

    Markus

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On the Start menu:
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In Control Panel:
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Control Panel: Display: Appearance tab: Advanced button

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Control Panel: Display: Appearance tab: Advanced Appearance dialog box

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