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Windows 7: task manager corrupt?

21 Dec 2010   #1
wabamun

windows 7 home premium
 
 
task manager corrupt?

My task manager shows some strange chinese character under all the user name entries. My name is nowhere to be seen.
Is there any way to correct this?


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21 Dec 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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21 Dec 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Make a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes. Be sure to update first. Then if clean.
I would try a system restore from before the problem
System Restore
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22 Dec 2010   #4
wabamun

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I ran sfc /scannow. Got this message “windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”. Ran maleware scan, fixed a few issues, no change to task manager.
I did a system restore to before the problem started, no change.
In task manager under processes, the user name shows chinese characters. Under users, it looks normal.
I am also getting an error when trying to run "manage" when right clicking "computer". 'C:\Windows\system32\twext.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error."
Thanks for the help.
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22 Dec 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

This needs to be run up to three times to repair all files. It can't do all repairs/ restore in one pass. It did repair/ restore some of them.

Thus when you get this “windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.” run it again.
Start it all over again.

Mike
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22 Dec 2010   #6
wabamun

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks Mike.
Doing it now.
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22 Dec 2010   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Post back if the problem persists.

Mike
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22 Dec 2010   #8
wabamun

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Ran system file checker 4 times. No change.
I tried to do a repair install but it froze at 17%.
Thoughts anyone?
Thanks.
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22 Dec 2010   #9
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Repair install usually fixes eveything. That was going to be my next suggestion.

I'm stumped as far as repairing. Someone else may have ideas.

Clean install is so drastic when a repair of some sorts should work.
Let me take a look and I'll see if I can find something else.

Mike
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22 Dec 2010   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Just for fun maybe we should check for bugs your having those weird characters. Not really for fun but it could be a virus or something.

Download this. Malwarebytes
Free button on left top of page. Install then click Update tab and update. Then Scanner tab and run full scan. Remove delete anything if prompted.
It will also make a Notepad log. Save the log to desktop or somewhere you can find it easy. Then upload log with your post.

This is how to upload a file or picture if you need it.
http://www.sevenforums.com/852738-post3.html
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