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Windows 7: Task Manager not showing applications

12 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional

Here's an odd update. The machine has been working fine for months but then the issue just re-occured. I do a CTL-ALT-DLT and no apps show. If I right-click on the task bar and select Start Task Manager, the apps show. I would have assumed they would be calling the same process.

I'm not going to spend any time trying to figure out why but I thought I would share that observation as a work-around in case anyone else runs into this issue.

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03 Dec 2011   #12

window 7 professional x32

Hi, following the initial query. I have window 7 and my window (i2, dual core, 64 bit) suddenly started to use lots of RAM. without any application it using 2.2 GB RAM with cpu uses almost 50%. The problem is that the task manager is not showing any such operation with such a high use of memory.
I tried
1. restarting my machine
2. cleaning registry by ccleaner
3. closing all application that started during startup.
None of these has helped yet. My questions are:
1. Is there any way to look at complete distribution of RAM uses, I meant if my laptop is using 2 GB ram, then there should be a way to see the split of ram uses across different applications.
Other than that, What do you think can be the problem and fix of this problem?
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30 Dec 2013   #13

7 32bit
Apps don't show in task manager

Bring up task mgr (alt clt del) then while holding down the shift/ctl key, click on "start task manager" with your mouse,, should restore your apps

sometimes I amaze myself
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02 Aug 2017   #14

I'm an IT Admin, 7x64, 8.1x64, 10x64

Wow, the hold Shift-Ctrl then Task Manager works for me!! but not all of the time. What in the world could be causing this? And it's across all profiles on two computer in a domain environment. Both Win 7 pro x64 fully updated.
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