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Task Manager Trouble (XP)


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Hello and thank you for your time. I think I may have removed a program allowing me to operate task manager. Resultingly or coincidentally my computer is also running very slow of late. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated thanks.
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what makes you think you removed something to allow you to run taskmanager? could you describe the issue in a little more detail?
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Sure no worries.

I was in add/remove programs the night before TM stopped appearing getting rid of junk. I removed a program which said windows in its name, I think it might have been hotfix or something (this isn't definate).
anyway the next day TM did not work so I am guessing I removed something vital.
Hope this helps. Task manager will not open from ctrl/alt/del or from finding it and opening through windows help.
Thanks.
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While starting up, try the ''last known working configuration'' option. This might fix your problem.
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Hi Notnefmail...

Try going to Windows Update and see if it will reinstall the Hotfix that was removed. If no joy there, try System Restore to a time before you removed the entry.

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ok and how do i do this? :s
I'm guessing its f8 while booting up?
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f8 or f11. Your startup screen will tell you which key to press.
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f8 or f11. Your startup screen will tell you which key to press.


thank you very much, i'll try that now.
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yw! Hope it works.
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Okay I tried last config settings but this unfortunately didn't work. I'm going to look for hotfix updates now but I don't really know what I will be looking for so any help or links would be greatly appreciated.
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Just go to Windows Update and let it scan your computer for updates it needs. It would sure be handy to know just what it was that was deleted... :tazz:

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Okay I've done windows update but it hasn't done anything I don't think.
Any other ideas?
I could do with downloading Task Manager as a separate program really, are there any mods out with custom TMs?
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Just done a full windows update, 67 updates but task manager still doesnt open :tazz:
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Click Start, then Run.

Copy and paste the following into the "Open" box and click "Ok".

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Now try the Task Manager.

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:tazz: still no luck
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