following advice given in PC Answers, I disabled a number of unneccessary servics in order to speed up my PC. That process worked and it does now start up noticeably quicker, however I have lost my XP style taskbar it is now a normal uninteresting task bar. I liked the XP style and want to get it back. I have reenabled all the services I disabled but it made no difference. Can anyone advise me what to do next.
Thanks very much for your help, your first suggestion gave me an idea, I went into services and reset Theme from manual to automatic, rebooted mybPC and bingo my task bar was back - I have now carried out your second suggestion and WIndows XP was in it as an option (it wasn't there before) my task bar is restored to full functionality and you sir are a gentleman and a scholar.
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