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Have to ctr-alt-delete before using computer

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  1. jld54

    jld54 Thread Starter

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    When i boot up my winxp it comes up fine except that i have to ctr alt del and end task (even though there is nothing showing in the task pane) before i can use the computer. once i do this everything works fine. Can you help? Thanks
     
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    Hi and welcome.

    In safe mode, do you have the same problem?
     
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    Haven't tried it in safe mode, I have taken everything out of the start up and it still does it. It seems there is something running in the background but nothing shows up. It does it only when i turn the computer on and sometimes when i do a hot boot. If it continues i will redo the windows and be done with it. Was just wondering if there was a solution. thanks
     
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    click start > run > msconfig

    Click on the startup tab and untick everything, click ok and reboot.

    See how it acts now. Is everything better? If not then post back, if however it does seem better, then go back in to msconfig and enable things 1 at a time, rebooting after each item until you find one that you enable that causes the problem again.

    THe let us know what it is.
     
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    What process are you doing an "end task" on?
     
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    i have to ctr alt del and end task (even though there is nothing showing in the task pane) before i can use the computer

    I was wondering about that too. :rolleyes:

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    There is nothing in the box to end task i just end task and close the task manager and it works perfect. Already took everything out of the start up menu and it still does the same thing. Any other suggestions? Thanks
     
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