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> Phui, that's a "long" way back, not worth the hassle of reinstalling
> programmes etc. I thought there would be a quick solution
If you don't have a current System Restore, then naturally that isn't a
good solution for you. Did you install any third-party programs that
might have changed the user interface? WindowBlinds, skinning or
theme-type programs, etc.? If so, try uninstalling them. Otherwise, try
resetting the computer back to the default Windows theme from the
Display applet and see if that helps.
MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
Elephant Boy Computers