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Windows 7: I am having a problem with the task manager

22 Apr 2015   #1
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
I am having a problem with the task manager

Task manager isn't opening the way it should on my laptop. The 1st attached file "task manager.jpg" is as the way the task manager in my Win7 home 32bit is looking like. The next attached file "task-manager.jpg" is what we all know that task manager in Win7 should look like . This problem just started doing this when I started up the laptop this morning. I don't remember the last time I had to open task manager but it was fine. The rest of Windows is fine. Which leads me to think some kind of a virtual software switch accidently got thrown. Where, what and how, I don't know. I would like to get the task manager back to normal. Also I did try a cold reboot of the laptop (I pulled the ac power pack and the battery). No change in the task manager after the boot up. How do I fix this?

Steve




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22 Apr 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Double click on the "blank border area" above the task list in your screen print 1.
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22 Apr 2015   #3
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Forget Task Manager and try Process Explorer

This shows you how to download and examples of what you can do with it. No installation required:

Process Explorer + VirusTotal (to check all processes with 50+ AV's)
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22 Apr 2015   #4
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

It worked thanks. I don't know how the task manager got that way and I can't recreate the problem so I know why it happened.

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Double click on the "blank border area" above the task list in your screen print 1.
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23 Apr 2015   #5
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

You probably double clicked the area outside the box of tasks. The same way you fixed it will toggle it back again if you double click it one more time. It doesn't have to be above the task list, only somewhere outside that task box. For example next to the buttons at the bottom.
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