I think this would be the proper forum and not Performance & Maintenance.
About a week ago, the actual 'Windows Task Manager' screen itself, has suddenly decided to appear upon computer startup. Not a big deal, but I don't really want to have to close that up every time if there 'is' a simple solution for that not to happen.
I have no idea why this started to happen.
The only thing I had added is a program called 'Process Lasso' 3 weeks ago to try and help get control of my computer, but I uninstalled it just after Task Manager started to appear 1 week ago, and that didn't help. I even contacted the 'Process Lasso' company called Bitsum Technologies and they replied that it was a strange occurrence but that 'There is no way Process Lasso would ever invoke the Windows task manager, or cause it to be invoked.''
I checked msconfig and there are only these programs checked to startup:
Comcast Universal Called ID
Microsoft Works 9
I checked Startup in my 'All Programs' area and in addition to the Norton & Comcast programs, only WCalRem was listed.
I tried checking off 'hide when minimized' in Task Manager options and that didn't help.
I've downloaded and ran a program called 'Startup Manager' which showed task manager was checked, so I unchecked it, rebooted, but Task Manager still appeared, so I reapplied the checkmark.
I have a Dell 630i with Windows 7, 32-bit.
Any help or ideas greatly appreciated!