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Windows 7: Windows 7 start bar turns solid

25 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 64 bit
Windows 7 start bar turns solid

i'm still fairly new to windows 7 and i have found a bug or something with mine.

i normally have my windows start bar (the bar with all my open windows) set to be transparent. when i close my laptop screen it sets it to hibernation and a good portion of the time when i start it up again my start bar will be a solid light blue color.

it changes the way the windows work and frankly it's annoying as hell! when i restart the computer it goes back to normal but there are times that i can't restart it due to a buggy Art program that won't allow me to save for a while and i'll loose everything.

when i go into personalization i try and fix it and even if i change it back to transparent it stays solid until i restart my computer.

anyone know how to fix this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2010   #2

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

My twopenn'oth is forget hibernation its more trouble than its worth.

The Taskbar is controlled by Aero, and having to restart after adjustments to system is fairly normal practice to apply settings
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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