Can't Open Task Manager!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TimaN, Sep 13, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    It opens and closes very fast. I scaned my system in safe mode against malware and nothing. Everything esle opens fine including regedit. Don't know what else I can do, can anyone suggest something?
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2006
  2. crofttk

    crofttk Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    1,976
    Location:
    Eastern PA, USA
  3. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    Thanks for reply, but you're confusing Task Manager with task scheduler. I need help with Task Manager - the one that opens with CTRL+ALT+DEL.
     
  4. crofttk

    crofttk Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    1,976
    Location:
    Eastern PA, USA
    :eek: Mercy! Silly me. :oops: I think I've had that other thread on my mind most of the day and it caused me a major malfunction!

    OK, so, assuming you're running Windows XP, are you running an administrator privileged account or a limited privilege user account when this happens ?
     
  5. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    I'm always running Administrative account.
     
  6. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,524
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    Try Infiltration Recovery Tool.

    http://www.excessive-software.eu.tt/

    Infiltration Recovery Tool gives you ability to recover some key system features when facing malware infiltration.
    Many trojans, worms and backdoors disable Task Manager,Registry Editor and some even Explorer's Right-click context menu.
    You can restore these features with Infiltration Recovery Tool in just few clicks.
    Though there is no guarantee that it will work in all situations...

    Infiltration Recovery Tool supports all Windows operating systems.
     
  7. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    It worked! Great solution zapjb.:thumb: :D Problem is back >>> read below
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  8. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,524
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    I am glad I could help.

    Makes up for some of the bonehead help I need. :D
     
  9. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    I just figured out that after reboot the problem is back. It worked after I logged on and off to fix it with that tool, but when I restart my computer Task Manager is not opening again.
     
  10. True Orient

    True Orient Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2004
    Posts:
    88
    Naturally! This utility is a "work around" solution that will simply enable you to get rid of whatever is causing the problem by making Task Manager available to you.
     
  11. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,524
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    Very well said.
     
  12. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2006
    Posts:
    1,827
    Location:
    USA
    When you have Task manager open and you kill taskmgr.exe Task manager should close. To me it sounds like taskmgr.exe is running all the time, or for some reason you have more than one Taskmgr.exe.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2006
  13. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    After that fix when I close task manager it closes fine, it's not running in memory. When I do restart it's back to not opening at all. So, what I need to figure out is what is causing it to close. Abviously after reboot something resets to a previous state and problem exists again.
     
  14. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    So nobody knows anything about this?
     
  15. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,794
    Location:
    Texas
  16. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Posts:
    125
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    I got it fixed with XoftSpy antispyware. Did a scan yesterday with latest definition signature (i guess they added some more definitions recently) and it detected some nasties no other program could have. My Task Manager is opening fine now :thumb:
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.