Task Manager Invisible
Posted 21 June 2009 - 05:59 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 06:13 PM
Don't quite understand the problem..
How are you trying to pull it up? Ctrl+Alt+Del? Have you tried Start > Run > taskmgr.exe
When I attempt to pull up the task manager, it never appears.
?? Post a screenshot if you can - will help me understand if you can't word it. If you don't know how to post a screeny, read this.
The option to click on it is enabled, but when I click on it, it never comes up
Posted 21 June 2009 - 06:21 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 06:27 PM
MANUALLY search through windows folders to check. Its normal spot is Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe. If it isn't there I'll find out how to put it back. If it is there, try double clicking it. It could just be corrupted.
Note: I doubt this will work, as the others didn't.. But another shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
Posted 21 June 2009 - 06:53 PM
Download to your desktop "FixPolicies.exe", a self-extracting ZIP archive from HERE.
Click the Install button on the bottom toolbar of the box that will open.
The program will create a new Folder called FixPolicies.
Double-click to Open the new Folder, and then double-click the file within: Fix_Policies.cmd
A black box will briefly appear and then close.
Reboot the computer so the changes can take affect.
Posted 21 June 2009 - 06:56 PM
Kelly's Korner always has good tips and tricks..
Check out lines 51 and 275.
Edited by OpenOutcome, 21 June 2009 - 06:56 PM.
Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:03 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:11 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:14 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:19 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:23 PM
why the font was blue on some of the icons and black on others? What is the significance of the blue?
The significance of the blue is compressed files.
You have a damaged Windows file. It seems as if Task Manager is corrupt.
Do you have your XP disk? If so follow these steps to do a SFC /SCANNOW
Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".
For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.
If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.
Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK
Navigate to the following key:
You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.
The one we want is called: SourcePath
It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.
Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!
Thanks to Broni for the instructions
Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:13 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:22 PM
there was no SYSTEM under POLICIES! ??????
Edited by shaly777, 22 June 2009 - 07:59 AM.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:27 PM
"Program too big for memory"
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