can't open taskmanager

  kakellie 00:06 28 Aug 2004

when i try to open task manager i get the following message " windows taskmanager has encountered a problem and needs to close." iv'e tried press alt+shift+delete same result tried right clicking task bar still no result.

  VoG II 07:18 28 Aug 2004

Assuming that this is Windows XP

Start, Run, type in

sfc /scannow

and click OK. You may be asked to insert your Windows CD.

  kakellie 20:43 02 Sep 2004

ran sfc/scan now didn't show up any probs sometimes it opens but this can be days apart

  iambeavis 20:57 02 Sep 2004

Process Explorer from click here
is better than Task Manager. If you use this it is potentialy easier to spot non legitimate processes as the company name and a full path and command line are included in the list. In options it can be set to replace Task Manager.

  kakellie 23:19 10 Sep 2004

tried process explorer wont start due to symbols are not currently cofigured it says you must configure symbols in order to view thread start and the stack information. HELPPPPP!!!

  hugh-265156 23:32 10 Sep 2004

try clicking 'start/control panel/administrative tools/event viewer' click on 'system' and 'applications' and then click on anything listed with a red x, this will be an error. there may be a link to microsoft for an explaination and a fix if available. note the times and dates of your task manager errors and cross reference them to those displayed here. may help a bit.

you can also look up any errors dislplayed by typing then into the 'search(KB)' box click here using key words or the exact error.

  iambeavis 09:47 12 Sep 2004

Does this apply to you? click here

  iambeavis 10:11 12 Sep 2004

Task master can also be activated by pressing Esc whilst holding down Ctrl+Shift.

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