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When I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, type taskmgr.exe into the cmd line it doesn't start. How can I fix this?

Asked by pplufthesun (602points) July 20th, 2008

When I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, type taskmgr.exe into the cmd line it doesn’t start. How can I fix this?

I am running widows xp sp2. What should I do?

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joeysefika's avatar

upgrade to SP3 for starter. You can also access the Task Manager by right clicking on the start bar and click Task Manager. Also look in the control panel under things like ‘Keyboard & Mouse” try and find the ‘shortcuts’ window.

robmandu's avatar

Wait. You…

1. hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete
2. type: taskmgr.exe

Nothing in between? How are you getting a command-line from Ctrl-Alt-Del?

Even “in between” doesn’t make sense. There isn’t an access to the command prompt window from the Ctrl-Alt-Del dialog.

pplufthesun's avatar

I press it nothing. I go to run…cmd…taskmgr.exe and nothing.

joeysefika's avatar

Did you try right-clicking on the task bar?

jamms's avatar

press ctrl + shift + esc

Or

Right click on the task bar and choose task manager

pplufthesun's avatar

nothing is working

Jbor's avatar

It might very well be due to a virus. A lot of the more recent malware disables different system utulities such as the taskmanager and regedit. If this is the case you should reinstall the machine. I’ve tried fixing these kinds of problems several times, and trust me, it’s not worth it.

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