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Windows 7: Taskmanager gone & things not working

01 May 2011   #1
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 
Taskmanager gone & things not working

Hey, so my computer has been acting up recently. Some programs (games mostly) won't open, and the weirdest of all.. my task manager is gone. When I press CTR+ALT+DEL it shows the usual lock, change password, etc. But where the Task manager USUALLY is it's not there.. And when I right click on the bar @ the bottom of the screen it's blacked out.

Like so:


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01 May 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Some good suggestions
Try with a clean boot.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
and
Task Manager Missing
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01 May 2011   #3
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

I tried step two and a error message popped up saying

"Task manager has been disabled by your administrator"
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01 May 2011   #4
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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01 May 2011   #5
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

I have done this and it is still greyed out and not showing in the CTRALTDEL
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01 May 2011   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try going to bottom of the screen, task bar. Right clicking. Does it come up then?
If not give this a try
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If that does not work and you know when the problem started go back a few days before and try a system restore.
System Restore
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01 May 2011   #7
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

EDIT:

Problem fixed, thanks for your help

+rep
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01 May 2011   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Thank you for reporting back and the rep.
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