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CTRL + ALT + DEL .... not working!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sachit64, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. sachit64

    sachit64 Thread Starter

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    Back when I got this computer with Windows XP in December 2001, every time I would press CTRL+ALT+DEL, the window would pop up with the computer usage and programs open.

    Now, whenever I try to do it, nothing happens. It's been like this for about half a year and I've just been lazy to get it fixed.

    But now, I need it. Can anyone help me?

    -s64
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    It's possible there's a registry setting in need of change. Go to start>run and type Regedit. Press enter.

    Navigate to:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

    Highlight System and look in the right pane for this DWORD
    DisableTaskMgr

    If you find it, right click on DisableTaskMgr and choose delete from the menu. Close the Registry.

    You may need to restart for the change to take effect.
     
  3. sachit64

    sachit64 Thread Starter

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    When I get to the Policies folder... there is no System folder in that.

    In the Policies folder, there is only an Explorer folder.

    -s64
     
  4. monted

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    If you have to go to>>start>>run>> type in "taskmgr"

    (try it anyway)
     
  5. sachit64

    sachit64 Thread Starter

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    Windows could not find the file. :|

    -s64
     
  6. monted

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    ok, try searching for "taskmgr.exe" in the seach tool.
    (all files & folders, don't know if it's hidden or not,may want to search in hidden files & folders)
     
  7. sachit64

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    Ok, I did that, and the one result I got was:

    TASKMGR.EXE-20256C55.pf
    C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch
    17KB
    PF File
    5/15/2002 6:55PM (Last Modified)

    -s64
     
  8. monted

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    if you have service pack1 installed go to:

    C:/Windows/ServicePackFiles/i386/


    scroll down to taskmgr.exe


    if not go to:


    C:/Windows/system32/


    scroll down to taskmgr.exe


    try both if you can't find it.

    BTW....did you search ALL files, hidden also?(in the serach program, go to >>all files and folders>> more advanced option>> put a checkmark in seach hidden files and folders.
     
  9. sachit64

    sachit64 Thread Starter

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    I don't have the service packs, but in /system32/ I found a file called "taskman.exe"

    -s64
     
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  11. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Wooo, we don't need Taskman.exe, but Taskmgr.exe, remember?

    Have a look in your Windows\System32\dllcache folder.

    Any sign of Taskmgr.exe there?

    Also try this:

    Go to Start > Run, and type sfc /scannow .

    Let Windows verify the integrity of the System files. You'll need your Windows CD-ROM
     
  12. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    right click on the blue bottom toolbar or quick launch bar task manager should be listed 1/2 way down


    Derek
     
  13. monted

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    my bad i thought it was the same
     
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