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    Windows Task Manager has stopped working

    Strange issue. When I attempt to start task manager, the application starts but I get an immediate error message:


    Windows Task Manager has stopped working
    Windows is checking for a solution to the problem...

    Followed by:

    Windows Task Manager has stopped working
    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
    Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

    The only button available is “Close program”. No other option but to take it.

    I have researched this on Microsoft sites but they attribute the problem to malware and really don’t give any solution to the issue. I have a full Zone Alarm suite and the security scan shows no issues so I don’t think malware is the problem.

    I’ve tried modifying the registry entry and letting it create a new one but that doesn’t help, either.

    Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you resolve it? Or, can anyone suggest anything that I can try.

    Thanks in advance,
    Robert

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    try installing Malwarebytes to scan for malware as zone alarm may not detect some types of malware only virus's.
    Last edited by curiousclive; 2012-02-03 at 19:16.
    Clive

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    And while you have the problem, you can always use Process Explorer, that can even be configured to replace task manager.

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    Hi Robert, Read This.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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