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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes how to restore the default background for the Internet Explorer and Outlook Express toolbars if the background has been changed by your Internet content provider (ICP), Internet service provider (ISP), or the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK).
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To restore the background bitmap for the toolbar, delete the BackBitmapIE5 string value under the following registry key: