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Deano019
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Windows XP Professional Task Manager

Hi,

I'm using a Windows XP Professional Edition Machine that does not open Windows Task Manager. I've tried CTRL+ALT+DEL and clicked Task manager and nothing opens. I've tried CTRL+ALT+ESC and absouloutley nothing comes up. I've gone to the directory- C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr    and double clicked to open it and a message comes up with saying;

C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe

The Specified path does not exist.

Check the path, and then try again.

 

I'm also using antivirus- McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0.0 with the newest Virus definitions. I have scanned the computer thoroughly, but nothing has been found.

Help would be highly appreciated.

Regards Dean.S

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carbon_unit
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Re: Windows XP Professional Task Manager

My bet is that McAfee is missing something. I've seen a virus do this sort of thing before. Usually a Smitfraud variant.
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Deano019
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Re: Windows XP Professional Task Manager

[ Edited ]

Just yesterday I installed Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 & it detected nothing either?

Thanks for your response, more help needed though...

Regards Dean.S

Message Edited by Deano019 on 08-24-2008 10:23 AM
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Deano019
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Re: Windows XP Professional Task Manager

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your help. I have found the solutution to my problem. What I did;

I reformated the whole hard drive and reinstalled XP. My computers Task Manager works & now my computer even runs faster!

Thankyou

Regards,

Dean.S 

Lenovo 3000 N200 0687-A11: T5450(1.66GHz), 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 14.1in 1280x800, Intel X3100, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn, Bluetooth, Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, Fingerprint reader, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Windows 7 Ultimate!
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carbon_unit
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Re: Windows XP Professional Task Manager

Sometimes that is the only way. Besides nothing runs as well as a fresh install.
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