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    Task Manager is gone

    Since Win 3 I have used ctrl+alt+delete to access Program manager but is is gone, vanished now I can only lock or log off. Would this have to do with M$ latest update?
    How do I get to program manager now?
    Why has this happened

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    Are you talking about Task Manager? I do have Task Manager available when I use Ctrl+Alt+Del. It also allows me to Switch User.

    If you are indeed talking about Task Manager you can type Task Manager in the search box (Win 7 - Do not remember in Vista) and Run box.
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    try ctrl + shift + esc see if that brings up the task manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubyjim View Post
    Since Win 3 I have used ctrl+alt+delete to access Program manager but is is gone, vanished now I can only lock or log off. Would this have to do with M$ latest update?
    How do I get to program manager now?
    Why has this happened
    jim,
    Hello.... Your indeed correct it should bring up "Program manager" ( not sure what it is actually called ) but i use this as well on VIsta... lock computer, switch user , start task manager , etc. Yes patches can cause things to break ....Go to, and run a "restore point " (If you use them) and that should work as one would have been created when installing a patch... 2nd if that doesn't work try and run "sfc /scannow" ( System File Checker...no quotes ) from an elevated "command prompt" this will restore the broken file. Regards Fred
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    Do the obvious

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubyjim View Post
    Since Win 3 I have used ctrl+alt+delete to access Program manager but is is gone, vanished now I can only lock or log off. Would this have to do with M$ latest update?
    How do I get to program manager now?
    Why has this happened
    I am up-to-date on Vista SP2 and this is not happening to me. There was a short period a few weeks ago when the manager would not come up at first but a thorough cleaning resolved that and speeded up the computer. So...

    Do the obvious:
    • Turn it off. Turn it on. No resolution? Then...
    • Set a recovery point. Make sure everything is updated. See if the problem resolves.
    • No? Go back to a prior recovery point to see if that solves it.
    • No? Reinstall Vista and its Service Packs. Update everything on your box.
    • If that doesn't do it, call in a professional.

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    Have you tried right clicking on an empty space in the task bar area? It should show on the pop-up menu. I have found "Task Manager" not very useful as it doesn't really display all of the processes, I rely on Sysinternals Process Explorer a lot more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Are you talking about Task Manager? I do have Task Manager available when I use Ctrl+Alt+Del. It also allows me to Switch User.

    If you are indeed talking about Task Manager you can type Task Manager in the search box (Win 7 - Do not remember in Vista) and Run box.
    Thank you, you are correct I was talking about Task Manager. It was gone it had disappeared after updating windows. I could lock my computer, or log off However, Task Manager has come back.

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    Thumbs down So...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubyjim View Post
    Thank you, you are correct I was talking about Task Manager. It was gone it had disappeared after updating windows. I could lock my computer, or log off However, Task Manager has come back.
    Sooo...this was a non-problem resolved by the on/off button? Did you hear the one about the boy who cried "Wolf!"?

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    Task manager is gone

    my task manager is gone as well i searched for it and the file did not show up i ran every single anti virus program i have nothing worked and i cant do a system restore because my os is pirated might mess up my system configuration windows xp btw. their any way that i can get the file back somehow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George StrongCorpus View Post
    my task manager is gone as well i searched for it and the file did not show up i ran every single anti virus program i have nothing worked and i cant do a system restore because my os is pirated might mess up my system configuration windows xp btw. their any way that i can get the file back somehow?
    You may find a forum that will help someone who is using pirated software, but this isn't one of them.

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    It's also possible some features got turned off when it was discovered to be a pirated copy, makes the OS less than desirable.

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    FYI Process Explorer can replace TM


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