Weird Task Manager Problem...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by maz4sue, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. maz4sue

    maz4sue DJ / Student

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    Hello...

    When I press CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up the Task Manager, it does not appear properly, (see the attached pic!) the tabs are missing therefore I can't see what's running.

    This has been like this for the last week or so, I suspected it was a virus so I reinstalled NAV 2004. It got rid of eight viruses (all trojans) but this is stll happening!

    I also use Ad-Aware and more recently, Spybot Search & Destroy. Neither of them fixed this annoying little problem!

    I'm pretty sure it is a virus of some sort because things don't seem to be running as smooth as they should.

    One more thing: If I log on as someone else, their task managers are fine! So it's definitely something stupid loading up at my startup.

    I installed SP2 the other day to see if it would fix it, but still no luck. I've had WinXP installed since Oct 2001 so perhaps it's about time I formatted?

    Anyway, any help would be really appreciated,

    Thank You! :)
     

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  2. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Double click on it. Try around the edges.
     
  4. maz4sue

    maz4sue DJ / Student

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    haha, thank you fellas!!

    I feel like a right idiot now!

    :)
     
  5. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    lol...its ok ask around the forums and ask who is a idiot. Most will prob say me :p. Long stories :p
     
  6. logisticprism

    logisticprism Time Dr. Freeman?

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    lol, don't feel that way. i had that problem for the longest time, and randomly later on i double clicked on the border and fixed it. i guess what i'm trying to say is, it's not uncommon.
     
  7. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    yeah...i mean who would think that clickin it would solve it? Microsoft these days i tell u what