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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thsh6, Jun 6, 2003.

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  1. thsh6

    thsh6 Thread Starter

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    On my old system (Win-98) I could close programs by doing Control-Alt-Delete. On Win-XP when I try to do this, a box pops up that only gives me the option to connect or logoff. There is no list of programs running. I must be looking in the wrong place! - Still a computer idiot - thsh6
     
  2. talpha1

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    Are you on a network? That is the only reason I can think of that ctrl-alt-dlt would behave that way in windows xp. I run xp and mine gives me the windows task manager, like you are looking for. I can recommend an alternate program that is similar to task manager and very user friendly (free too). It is called Starter. You can download it from the following site:
    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Downright_pages/downrights_a-z.htm

    I hope that helps.
     
  3. mobo

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    In xp its control alt delete and under the applications tab
     
  4. talpha1

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    motherboard is right. You must be on the "users" tab. That is the only tab with disconnect and logoff. Starter is still a handy program if you want to give it a try, though. Good Luck!
     
  5. thsh6

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    I finally got the problem fixed - I had to resort to the Microsoft Support page. It said that I was in "Tiny Footprints" mode, and that if I double-clicked at the top of the bar, the Task Manager Window would open up - which it did! Praise God. thsh6
     
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