I had a similar problem a few months back . I fixed it by , Reseting the settings on the extrude face option box.Go to Extrude faces optionbox>Edit>reset settings.
That works most of the time. When you said you reset the tool under polygons you mean you reset all the settings on the extrude faces?
Either way if stuff is still acting weird and you don't mind getting rid off a custom shelf box you might have. Just go into the" my documents" folder of your computer> The n "maya">Then the folder that has the version number you have 5, 6.0 6.5 whatever version you have>then go to the folder that says" prefs" and take the file that " user prefs" and delete it.
That will restore maya to it's default settings. Hope that helps if the reset extrude options doesn't work.
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Last edited by ryuhayabusa13; 28-08-2005 at 02:30 AM.