Start menu stuck on right side of screen

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Start menu stuck on right side of screen

  • Can someone tell me how to move my start menu back to the bottom of my screen?  I don't know how it got there it just suddenly was there.  I have tried putting my mouse over it and dragging to no avail it doesn't matter where I position the mouse the whole start menu area will move to about the middle of the screen and then stop.  I can move it right out of the way so that I cannot see it but I really prefer to have it on the bottom.  I have a Dell inspiron 6400 with windows xp.
    Thank you.
  • Right click on it to make sure it's not locked. Then "grab" the toolbar with the mouse and drag it to the bottom. You can also use System Restore to go back to yesterday before this happened. Help says: To move the taskbar
    Right-click the taskbar.
    On the menu that appears, click Lock the Taskbar to clear the check mark.
    The taskbar is now unlocked. You can drag the taskbar to a new location on the desktop
  • If unlocking and click-dragging the taskbar doesn't work, you can try this:
     
     
    It is a .vbs script. It is *NOT* a virus however. .vbs stands for Visual Basic Script.  Your Anti-Virus may pop up a warning about these types of files. This one is NOT malicious.
     
    It will "reset" your taskbar to default functionality.  Just right click the link, select "Save target as..." and save it to your Desktop.
     
    Then just double click the file you just downloaded.  If you see no change, reboot.  Your taskbar should be restored to its default position and functionality. (This is also good if your taskbar disappears or locks up.)
     
    I hope this helps
     
     
  • Thanks for your help.  It's back where it should be.