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Windows 7: Start Task Manager is shadowed out


24 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1
 
 
Start Task Manager is shadowed out

Earlier you assisted me in retrieving several missing Start > Power buttons. Now I noticed that when I right-click the task bar, "Start Task Manager" is shadowed out and I don't have access to it. Do you have a fix for this too?


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24 Jul 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

How about letting us know what you did to precipitate this problem.

These problems don't happen on their little old lonesome.

choose a restore point for a point in time when your computer was in order and:

RESTORE TO A PREVIOUS SYSTEM RESTORE POINT
1) WIN | type SYSTEM RESTORE | ENTER | NEXT
| Choose a different restore point radio button | NEXT
2) Show more restore pointscheckbox (lower left)
3) Highlight the desired restore point
4) Scan for affected programs(lower right)make a note of affected programs
5) CLOSE | NEXT | FINISH


WIN = key with the wavy Microsoft flag on top.
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24 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1
 
 

I have no recollection as to when this may have occurred and I have 10 restore points dating back 10 days, It is also possible that this may have occurred prior to my earliest restore point. Selecting one at a time may be an exercise in futility. I looked around and there don't appear to be any other difficulties. Are there any other options?
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24 Jul 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Sure, a reinstall.
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24 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Sure, a reinstall.
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25 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1
 
 
I would prefer avoiding a complete reinstall

Hello,

I attempted a system restore to my earliest possible restore point, July 10. It failed. I got a message that something was corrupt and no changes were made. I have quite a few system backups. I restored my C: drive back to June 22 and 'Start Task Manager' was still shadowed. I can't image not having used the task manager since then. I have an alternate administrator account and when I logged into it, surprisingly 'Start Task Manager' was fine. My default profile is located on an external disk so I deduced that something in H:\Users\Richard... is corrupt that is not in C:\Users\Administrator...How can I find out which file or files are corrupt and copy them from my alternate administrator account to the one I use on a regular basis. I can easily bring back my up-to-date C: drive since my backups are also located on an external disk. The real questions is: is it possible to find the corrupt file or files that manage the Task Manager. I have 'Process Explorer' and I think it is possible to see which files are opened by a particular task, take a look at those and copy them to the other administrator account. Pretty complicated. Huh? A possible alternative would be to copy all of my installed applications from one account to another (if that is possible). A third possibility would be to reinstall the OS but I would still have to transfer the applications. What do you think?
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25 Jul 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Reinstall.
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25 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1
 
 

karlsnookstein,

I man of significantly higher character and greater intellect from another forum solved this problem for me in less than 60 seconds. Thank God I didn't follow your advise.
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25 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32bit Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richierein View Post
karlsnookstein,

I man of significantly higher character and greater intellect from another forum solved this problem for me in less than 60 seconds. Thank God I didn't follow your advise.
Isn't it normal practice to share the solution in case another member of the forum happens to run into the same problem?
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25 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1
 
 
Solution

I would have expected a more polite reply from this forum. However, here is the reply from another forum to my problem.

richierein,
Please download and run this file. Post if it works or not.
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