Thanks Vog and MAJ I did suggest this to him. He states that when he right clicks on the taskbar he does not have 'Lock the Taskbar' displayed. Is this available on Win 2000? Or is it the case he just doesn't have a clue.
There's no "Lock the Taskbar" option in versions before XP I think. At least not in w2k.
The way to move the taskbar is as what your friend has been trying to do, by dragging it (he must have succeeded before though). Otherwise I don't know what you can do.
Just check one thing. Ask him log on as Administrator, then click Start, Run, and type:
and press Enter.
Expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates. Then highlight "Start Menu and Taskbar" on the left.
To the right, scroll down until he sees an item called "Disable changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings". If the setting for that option is "enabled", double click it and change it to "not configured".
If that is not the problem, then I don't know how. Perhaps it will come back on its own.
I popped round to my friends today, who is 67 years young. I then did as you suggested, left clicked and moved the taskbar to the bottom. Easy you might think? I then watched him and because he did not continue to 'Hold' the Taskbar returned to the side. His fingers are not what they use to be!! Once this was explained to him he did it right from then on.
I took with me a copy of all your suggestions, which he read. He would like to say a big thank you to you all, as he only started computing about 2 months ago. Although only a little problem to your good-selves because he had got stuck it became a major one to him. Thank you..
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