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Windows 7: Task Manager


09 Jan 2010   #1

win 7
 
 
Task Manager

When I do Alt-ctrl-delete, or click on the Task Manager Icon in the windows system 32 file, in Win 7 it brings up somthing else.

How do i correct this? It used to work.

Thanks!!
Bob

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09 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Welcome, Bob!

I am not sure what are you asking though.

Pressing ctrl-alt-del brings me to a screen with options to lock the computer, switch user, change password, log off, and start the task manager.

If you just need the task manager, then you can right-click on the taskbar and choose the task manager from the pop-up menu.

I have never before tried clicking on the task manager icon in the system32 folder - it's so much easier from the taskbar, but I tried it now and it starts the task manager right away, as one would expect.

So, are you saying this is not the behavior you observe? If not, then what exactly happens when you do this?
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09 Jan 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

It brings up a screen giving various choices. The last choice is start task manager. Thats what happens on my computer.

If you feel it is not working, you can try in a Administrator account, type cmd in search. In CMD, type sfc /scannow. See it that helps.
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09 Jan 2010   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

He means selecting the manager from the ctrl alt del screen.
Try opening the command prompt as the administrator and typing in :

sfc /scannow

It sounds like something may have gotten mixed up in the Windows settings, and this command will scan and try to repair corrupted files.
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09 Jan 2010   #5
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
It brings up a screen giving various choices. The last choice is start task manager. Thats what happens on my computer.

If you feel it is not working, you can try in a Administrator account, type cmd in search. In CMD, type sfc /scannow. See it that helps.
Haha you posted first!
That has been happening a lot to me recently
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09 Jan 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Happens to us all. Not a problem. The OP now knows that several members have the same solution.
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09 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rscott4 View Post
When I do Alt-ctrl-delete, or click on the Task Manager Icon in the windows system 32 file, in Win 7 it brings up somthing else.

How do i correct this? It used to work.

Thanks!!
Bob
Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure if this is what you mean, but you press CTRL + SHIFT + ESCAPE, or right click on taskbar and click on Task Manager, to open Task Mananger now in Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rscott4 View Post
When I do Alt-ctrl-delete, or click on the Task Manager Icon in the windows system 32 file, in Win 7 it brings up somthing else.

How do i correct this? It used to work.

Thanks!!
Bob
What does it bring up? As Shawn has stated, the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
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09 Jan 2010   #9

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I think the OP is new to 7, and skipped Vista entirely, so he is expecting the system to work like XP... where alt-ctrl-del went directly to task Manager.
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10 Jan 2010   #10
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
I think the OP is new to 7, and skipped Vista entirely, so he is expecting the system to work like XP... where alt-ctrl-del went directly to task Manager.
But he opened task manager by the system32 file as well, and came up with something different
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