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Windows 7: Task Manager not showing applications


11 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Task Manager not showing applications

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre running Window 7 Professional. If I bring up the Task Manager, no applications show in the window, no matter how many I have open. Processes, Services, etc. all look fine, just no apps. Of course this makes it impossible to kill a 'not responding' app.

This is not an issue where the menu doesn't show. Everything looks normal except no apps are listed.

Anyone see this before?

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11 May 2010   #2

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Strange, never seen this. Are these common apps, that are installed correctly and have the proper associations in the registry?
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11 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

odd... has this been going on from day 1? if so id say its a corrupted install, a Repair Install should fix that
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11 May 2010   #4

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Can you post a screenshot?

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12 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

IBM Lotus Notes client, Windows Live, iSeries Access, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Word, Excel...just your average applications.

The machine came with Windows XP pre-loaded but I installed Windows 7 using the Lenovo recovery CD's that came with the machine. Been running since January but I don't know if the problem existed from the beginning. Since it is a manufacturer's license, Microsoft support won't touch the issue unless I pay. Lenovo did some looking online but then threw up their hands as well.

I've attached a .png with the screen.

I'll save some files off of the machine (just in case) and see if I can do a repair from the recovery CD's.

Thanks.


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12 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I agree with severedsolo, if its happening from the first day then perhaps re-install.

It might be worth while creating a new user (an administrator) and logging in just to tripple check its not a profile level corruption (its something easy to check).

The only other thing that springs to mind is to check your event log for errors and services that are not running.

These are only suggestions to attempt before a re-install.

Cheers
Rob
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13 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I logged on with two other different accounts, one local and one from my network, and applications show on both. Looks like it's my profile. I'll delete and recreate when time permits.

Thanks for the tip, Rob!
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13 May 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mochasoft View Post
I logged on with two other different accounts, one local and one from my network, and applications show on both. Looks like it's my profile. I'll delete and recreate when time permits.

Thanks for the tip, Rob!
See, you just troubleshot your own issue! Good work!
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21 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Problem solved.

Just a follow-up. I did recreate my profile and the apps now show up in the task manager.
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21 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Glad to hear you are good to go. Thanks for reporting.
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