Cannot create toolbar in Windows XP

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Raghu Boddu MVP

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SUMMARY

When you try to enable the Quick Launch or the Desktop bar, or try to create a new toolbar, you may get the error "Cannot create Toolbar".

SYMPTOMS

Also, the solution recommended in the following MS KBase article may not resolve the issue:
 
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;240133

CAUSE

This issue may be due to one of the following reasons:
 
- Quick Launch folder is missing.
- Corrupted DLL files.
- Corrupted registry entries.

RESOLUTION

This issue might happen if the Quick Launch folder is missing from this location:
 
%Appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
 
To resolve the issue, you need to execute the following command at the Run dialog box:
 
IE4UINIT.EXE
 
The above command creates the Quick Launch folder automatically. If the issue still persists, re-register the following two files (Simply execute the commands one after the other at run dialog box):
 
REGSVR32 /i SHELL32.DLL
REGSVR32 /i BROWSEUI.DLL
 
Restart Windows and enable the Quick Launch Toolbar.
 
Alternatively, you can edit the following registry key:
 
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D82BE2B0-5764-11D0-A96E-00C04FD705A2}
 
Create a new String value
Value data = "IShellFolderBand"
In the same key, click + sign and "InProcServer32"
Create a new Expandable string value. (Right-click on the registry windows, choose New to get the option)
Value data = "%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll"
Create a String value:
Name - "ThreadingModel"
Value - "Apartment"
 
NOTE: Don't use quotes anywhere while creating the strings in the registry.
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Article ID: 555525 - Last Review: 14 Feb 2017 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002

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