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Windows 7: Task manager won't start

14 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Task manager won't start

I try to start the task manager, from desktop or Ctrl+Alt+Del and it will not pop up. Someone said it could be disabled so I used a registry key settings file to enable it but this has not worked.

Now I am getting this message: (See attached screenshot)

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Any help is appreciated.


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14 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello!
What anti-virus are you using? Try uninstalling it and see what happens. If that doesn't work, you may need to scan for bad system files:
Open a command prompt and try "sfc /scannow" with out the quotes.
You may also need to do a Repair Install, if neither of the above work.
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14 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Jonathan, great point there. I just installed a fresh copy of bitdefender total security 2010 last night when I put windows 7 on, it seems some other people that have bitdefender are also getting this problem.

I've looked through and allowed the task manager in advanced settings, but no luck yet.
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25 Feb 2010   #4

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rssmur View Post
Hi Jonathan, great point there. I just installed a fresh copy of bitdefender total security 2010 last night when I put windows 7 on, it seems some other people that have bitdefender are also getting this problem.

I've looked through and allowed the task manager in advanced settings, but no luck yet.
please try this..it worked for me once.. SDFix free trojan remover tool | My Anti Spyware
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25 Feb 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe an sfc /scannow in elevated cmd can help.
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19 Mar 2010   #6

windows 7 professional x86
 
 
I had the same problem

none of any solutions works with then finally I did system restore in safe mode because Norton was avoiding my system restore to complete so I did it in safe mode and I was lucky that I found one restore point before the problem happened and task manager works and everything back to normal , I think it was a virus from a stupid keygen from the internet and I made a mistake before the problem I disabled Norton internet security Auto protection that was the reason of the virus and the task manager couldn't start and when I enabled Auto protection again I did a full system scan that didn't solve anything so beware from any files like keygens and don't disable Anti virus Auto protection that might help you
thank you
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