GUI settings not displaying after restart.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by OdinGodOfWar, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. OdinGodOfWar

    OdinGodOfWar Guest

    I'm having trouble with settings being saved when I restart. I changed
    to a custom cursor and set my taskbar to auto-hide. The problem I'm
    having is, when I restart, my cursor is back to normal and my task bar
    is off auto-hide, but when I go into the settings it shows the still set
    to my changes. Then all I do is click "OK" or "APPLY" and the visuals
    start to match the settings again. Please help.


    Vista = facepalm.jpg
     
    OdinGodOfWar, Aug 18, 2008
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  2. OdinGodOfWar

    Ramesh MVP Guest

    Run Registry Editor
    Navigate to
    *HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer*

    Delete *NoSaveSettings* a DWORD value or set it to *0

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    Ramesh MV

    'Ramesh Kumar' (http://itsmywindows.com)
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experienc
     
    Ramesh MVP, Aug 18, 2008
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  3. It might be a security program blocking the Registry changes it needs to
    make. A few, but not all, of the programs now doing this are:
    Ad-aware's Ad-Watch
    IBM Access Connections
    Kaspersky
    McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware
    Norton AV
    Spyware Blaster
    Spybot> Tools> IE Tweaks
    Spybot- Teatimer
    Spysweeper
    Spyware Doctor
    Windows Defender
    Zone Alarm (free) 6.5 Reported to be fixed in later versions.

    In the case of Zone Alarm 6.5 or Norton 2007 it actually has to be
    uninstalled. Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on until you
    reinstall Zone Alarm.

    Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and try the change.
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Aug 18, 2008
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