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I have a 3000 deminsion Dell. I can't get on the net or anything all my icons arfe gone on the bottom of the screen. even my virus protection icon avira. Is therfe a way to download something from my other computer which has a cd burner and can put this disc on the old computer to get it runing? Thanks, April

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  • aprilberinde Apr 07, 2011

    Iwas follwoing the steps you sent me til it told me to hit the toolbar tab next to the start menu tab and therfe isn't one.

    April

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Click "start", then "control panel". Find and right click on "Toolbar and Start menu", and open. In the window you want check marks next to "lock toolbar", "keep the taskbar on top of other windows",and, "show quick launch" then click apply, then ok. Now click on the "start menu" tab and make sure there is a dot in the circle next to start menu, click apply, then ok.Now click on the "toolbars" tab and make sure there are check marks next to "desktop" and "start menu", click apply, then ok. Exit that and restart. Your icons shold work but if for some reason they don't, you shpuld be able to click "start" and find an Internet Expolrer icon in you box. You can also accsess your programs by clicking on start, click on "all programs", scroll to the program you want, then double or right click on to open.

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  • David Petry Apr 07, 2011

    Maybe these instructions will read better to you. You will only need to click on apply if you change anything. Click on "start" at lower left of your screen. In the menu that pops up, click on "control panel". In your control panel menu, fnd the "toolbar and start menu" icon. In your whole page of icons in control panel or if it's a list there should be an icon or reference to toolbars. Right click on that, and click on "open". you will have a window pop up with a list of items and the items you want checked are, "lock toolbar", keep the taskbar on top of other windows" and, "show quick launch.". At the bottom of pop p window, click on apply. Now at the top of the window, you will see a tab labeled "start menu". Click on that. Make sure the white circle next to "start menu" has a dot in it. If it doesn't click on the empty circle and you will see the dot, click on apply. Now at the top of the windowyou will see a tab "toolbars". Click on that and toy want to make sure there is a check next to "desktop" and "start menu". click on apply. Now restart.

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