I've lost My abilty to alt + Ctrl + Del and get to task manager

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by XpGuy1, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    I can not get into task manager when i do alt,ctrl,del i get the little icon in the tray but when i goto click it it dissappears and i can't get it to open to do anything.. anyone have any ideas?/
     
  2. Zarband

    Zarband The Iconoclast

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    Strange problem, never had that happen to me, though in the world of windows new and innovating problems are being experienced on a daily basis. Stupid question coming: "Have you tried rebooting your system?" That seems to be the default fix for almost any windows problem :D
     
  3. suicide_pact

    suicide_pact ---pro a.v. geek

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    are you running xp pro or home?
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    this is common behavior with many viruses, do you have an updated antivirus running as well as all windows updates?
     
  5. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    I use.. Anti Vir personal edition... I don't have service pk 2 loaded on my pc as of now but all other updates have been installed..

    Yeah i did reboot.. but that doesn't help....
     
  6. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    Running XP pro...
     
  7. suicide_pact

    suicide_pact ---pro a.v. geek

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    I had the same prob w/ a work computer. I think you might need to check your settings in "program access and defaults" I assume you have admin priv.s?
     
  8. frogg_mann

    frogg_mann OSNN Addict

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    I'm sure this has probably already been tryed but try right clicking your task bar? Sounds viral to me though. frogg_mann
     
  9. probably some settings changed in the administrative tools
     
  10. frogg_mann

    frogg_mann OSNN Addict

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    Signed in as administrator? This could be it. I'm not sure if that function is disabled while using a guest account. Worth looking into though. frogg_mann
     
  11. try adaware scan and then AV scan and then restart
     
  12. frogg_mann

    frogg_mann OSNN Addict

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    XP guy last post Nov 19th. He will have to catch up. frogg_mann