Ok HUGE PROBLEM

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Agurri, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    The command CTRL + ALT + DEL isn't working. I'm using XP Professional. I dunno whats going on. When I press ctrl+alt+del, there is a window and there, I choose task manager and then.... nothing happend. Its coming back to desktop... HELP ME I NEED YOU!
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You could try a system restore if you have a recent point.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Try Right clicking the task bar then 'task manager'

    or

    Start > Run > taskmgr
     
  4. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    I tryed both... I'm sorry.
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Try a windows install; like the fix install option. Some files may be missing.
     
  6. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    Is there ANY other way then reinstaling?
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What did you mean by trying both? Both of Speedy's options or both posts?
     
  8. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    I didnt try what you said, I tryed Speedy's post
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Well that's another way instead of reinstalling.
     
  10. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    Well, how do I do a system restore?
     
  11. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    agurri, he meant do the install option off of the cd and it will replace files that are corrupt or missing. everything else should remain intact.
     
  12. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    so, I need the cd, and after?
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try doing a system restore before doing a repair of xp. Much easier. Can't find it on the strat menu. I must have moved mine. Anyway first create a shortcut to it. Right click on the desktop/new/shorcut. Paste this in....%SystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe
    Now open system restore & choose 'restore my computer to an earlier time'. Choose one that is not too old to begin with.

    Sorry about the shortcut stuff. Mabe it might be in your start menu somewhere.
     
  14. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    it might be that it is turned off in the services check there,
    controle panel/administrative tools/ services
     
  15. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    To canadian_divx: Ok, I got XP in french and Task Manager in french is Gestionnaire des taches... and its not ****ing there...
     
  16. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore - mine has always been there!;) ;)
     
  17. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    Ok, im there and then? What I do atfter that????
     
  18. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    You can find some brief instructions here .

    Pick the restore point that you think was created before you had the problem.

    Just in case you'd like some more info on system restore - what it does and how it works - you can look here .
     
  19. Agurri

    Agurri Guest

    Ok, I'm sorry of the non-reply.... I didn't do the restore system because I think the problem has always been there since I resintall Windows in July.... Is there any way we could actifve the Task Manager, like puting it on/off ??? In the control panel/administrative tools/ services , the Task Manager is not even there.....
     
  20. scriptasylum

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    Those symptoms sound familiar. There was a woman at work who opened a screen saver (it really wasn't) recently that was emailed from someone and it caused the symptoms you describe. I'll bet you can't run regedit either. Not sure what was done with her PC since then.

    Anyway, did you download something questionable recently?