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rxdotcom

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When I type <ctrl> <alt> <delete>, I do nnt get task manager to come up. All I get is an error beep!
A few weeks ago, the top bar was not coming up on it and I had to close it from the start bat on the right.

Where did it go and how can I get it back?
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Hello rxdotcom...

Right click on the taskbar and choose "Task Manager". Does it open when you do this?

Click Start, then Run, type taskmgr and click "Ok". Does Task Manager open?

The actual executable for Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) resides in C:\Windows\System32. You might look there and see if the executable is present. You only need to do this if the above two methids do not open Task Manager.

This should tell us whether it's a Windows problem...or a keyboard problem.

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when I right click the taskbar, I can open task manager
taskmgr also opens the program

But.....It opens as a box with no tabs or top bar. Then only way to close it is to right click on the icon in the start bar and select close.

So it may be a keyboard problem which I can live with, but what happened to the top bar?
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Open Task Manager and double click on the gray border area. That should bring the tabs back.
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Thanks,
I cannot believe that it was that simple to get the tabs back.
And I thought I knew all the tricks in Windows...

I guess I should replace my keyboard if I really want to use keystrokes.

Thanks again
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