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Task manager "show processes all users" fails sometimes

Q: Task manager "show processes all users" fails sometimes

I just noticed when I try to show processes for all users in task manager, UAC prompts me, I push OK and task manager disappears. If I try it again or maybe the third time, it works. Anybody heard of this. I keep Avast up to date, run Spybot and Malwarebytes every 3-4 days. I don't think it's a virus or malware thing. Any thoughts?

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A: Task manager "show processes all users" fails sometimes

I am still having the same problem. I hate to bring this back again but does anyone else have this problem? To "show processes for all users" it works on the 3rd try. It is getting annoying. Even if you don't know how to fix it, do you have the same problem?

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Is there a way to force Task Manager to open with the "Show processes from all users" option enabled?

I created a shortcut and added "/1" (without quotes) in the property target line but it did not work. (I know, one click will accomplish this but I just like to tweak!)


Found Brink's post of 05-18-2009 on same subject. Followed his directions and worked like a charm.

Thanks Brink !

A:Force Task Manager "Show processes from all users" always enabled.

Hello Manuel,

In addition, you could use the shortcut below to have this. The "Show processes from all users" option just runs Task Manager as elevated (Run as administrator).

Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

Hope this helps,

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Using TASK MANAGER, as I frequently do, under w7 I have to re-check the SHOW PROCESSES FOR ALL USERS button each time I restart TASK MANAGER.

Is there a way to force it to default to showing all users?


A:How to default the "SHOW PROCESSES FOR ALL USERS" in task manager

I think question of security (UAC), this had been set not like in XP when you was able to only check a box to have this option permanently.

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In XP if you check the box "show processes from all users" it's then static unless you uncheck it. It doesn't reset itself if you close Task Mgr and /or reboot.

Under Build 7100 it does reset itself. If I close TM it resets. Same if I reboot while TM is open or closed.

Is there a way to make it permanent? Thanks.

A:Task Mgr-"Show processes from all users" resets itself

Hello Michael, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can create right click on the C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe file and click on Send To and Desktop (create shortcut).

Next right click on the shortcut, and click on Properties, Shortcut tab, Advanced button, check Run as administrator, click on OK, and OK.

When you check "show processes from all users" with this shortcut, it will not reset on you.

Hope this helps,

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We are working on a new W7 image in our company. The first tests are done but there are still some questions left, one of them is from our support guys.

Is it possible to make the button "Show processes from all users" available to all users? If you click on the button now (normal users) there is nothing happing.
If you log in with a admin account this is working.

A work around is to run this from C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe as admin and you can see all processes.

But the questions is, is it possible to make this button available for all users with GPO settings?

A:W7 Task Mgr-"Show processes from all users"

Hello Guus,

There are many Seven Forums Tutorials
Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums

Take a look at these two and see if they help with this issue.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps, David

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Is there a way to make it so Task Manger will always Show Processes From All Users WITHOUT turning off UAC? It seems like every time I open task manager and want to check the running processes I have to click the button in the bottom left. With UAC off, it seems to always show all users, but with UAC off I can't use my gadgets..

A:Task Manager Show Processes From All Users

What build are you running? Becase in mine, with UAC fully enabled, I can see a button that reads "Show processes from all users" in the "Processes" tab.

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So basically I opened up my task manager a moment ago, and found it flooded with running processes. I'd had experience before with Poweliks and used a program to remove that on two separate occasions. This time around the program didn't detect it. So I started running Malware Bytes and Norton, both of which found malware and removed them. But the same issue of the heavily loaded task manager continued.

Then I found that I had "Show processes from all users" checked on, and checking it off had my task manager processes significantly reduced in number.

Then I remember an incident earlier today in which a program crashed, forcing me to navigate the task manager with my keyboard only to shut off the program. I had been rather sloppy in my attempt to close it and may have accidentally clicked "Show processes from all users" on.

So this feels like a dumb question so I ask, is it normal and was this the case? Is 66 processes for all users normal?

A:Malware or accident involving "Show processes from all users"?

66 is not bad. Using my 3 brain cells memory that is normal for many.
The system I'm on now has 52

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What is the list of appropriate "Processes" that should be running in my "Windows Task Management" window? I am somewhat plauged by redirect issue while visiting some Web sites. Currently have Norton Internet Security Professional, Spybot, CWShedder, HijackThis, XoftSpy, Ad-Aware SE Personal installed to correct issues, but still get redirected at times. Also sometimes Norton picks up the attempt of a MHTML Redirect.Exploit. I am a MSN9 customer. Can anyone help me. This is my first posting. Thank you

A:Appropriate "Processes" running in "Task Manager"?

There are thousands of appropriate processes that could be running in task manager. The first thing I would do is see if anything is running that you don't recognize. We can help you with those. If you don't recognize most of it, then I would recommend that you post an HJT log and let us have a look.

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. Open up the result.txt file created. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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Windows 7 Ultimate N, 64bit, updated with latest Microsoft Patches. (updated from Vista over 1 year ago). Only recently stopped working.

Task Manager no longer shows all of the tabs, only the second tab that lists each single process and gives me the ability to End Process. No longer do I see the tab that shows the currently open applications or the tab that would show the system resources.

Also, no close on the dialog, I have to close using the right click Close Window on the task bar.

Not sure how to fix.Laura Madeira

A: Task Manager not showing all tabs, only the Show Processes from All Users/Win7 Ult N 64bit

Ordinarily, if all the Tabs ‘disappear, they can be regained by double-clicking on the outside border of the window.

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"Access Denied" when logging off users through the Task Manager.




When logging off users from Task Manager, an "Access Denied" error occurs




It is possible that Task Manager is not running under administrative privileges. To resolve the issue, follow these steps:
Method 1: Switch from Task manager

Ctrl +Shift +Esc combine key to open Task Manager, and click the
Processes tab.
Show processes from all users
When you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. (Task Manager now runs with
administrative privileges.)
Switch to the
Users tab and log off the user account.
Method 2: Switch from Command Prompt

Click the
Start button, click All Programs , click
Accessories , right-click Command Prompt , and then click
Run as
administrator .

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click
Continue .
At the command prompt, type
taskmgr.exe , and then press ENTER.
(Task Manager starts with administrative privileges.)
Switch to the
Users tab and log off the user account.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 694104 MB, Free - 552195 MB; E: Total - 21257 MB, Free - 15124 MB; F: Total - 694104 MB, Free - 454832 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03D1TV
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Uninstalled in favor of Microsoft Security Essentials

My XP machine's Task Manager comes up in the Processes window with "all users' processes" selected by default. I'd like to have the same thing in my W7 machine because on most occasions of using the Processes window I am in a hurry to find out what in heck is eating up all the CPU's attention. Is that possible and would you tell me how? Thanks

A:Solved: Make "all users" the default in Task Manager

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Here's a TOTAL stumper: the "Users" tab is ALWAYS showing in Windows Task Manager on my system...

I have a Dell Inspiron 5150 notebook running Windows XP Home Edition (SP3).
The OS and all software are up to date. All Microsoft Updates installed.
All windows services are set to their default settings.
I am the only user (only one user account on this computer).
I have Fast User Switching DISABLED.
If it matters (that darned Google...) I have Microsoft .NET Framework
versions 1.1, 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1 and 4.0 (client profile/extended) installed and up to date.

The computer runs like a dream - slick as can be, and like greased lightning (so I guess that means my question shouldn't matter. Yes, it's basically a challenge for anyone bored enough to try to figure it out!),
and I am seeing no errors in the Administrative Tools Event Viewer.
So here is the problem/question...

If I open my Windows Task Manager I see the normal tabs:
Applications, Processes, Performance and Networking.

BUT I also see the Users tab.
From what I understand after a hearty session of Googling, the Users tab is ONLY supposed to be present when Fast User Switching is enabled.

I have experimented with enabling/disabling Fast User Switching, and checked/unchecked "Use the Welcome Screen". The system restarts, shutdowns, logoffs and logons work exactly as expected for each configuration.

Also, the DWORD value for AllowMultipleTSSessions under the re... Read more

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Hi All,

Yesterday, I could pick and choose many columns to show in Task Manager under the Processes tab by selecting "Select Columns" in the View menu.
Today, when I look in the View menu, I have no "Select Columns" option to choose. I can't for the life of me figure out where it went or why it would have disappeared. I can Right Click on the columns and see a few stock column options, but yesterday there were MANY options to choose from.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you

A:Task Manager "Show Columns" under View Menu is missing

Right click inside the area of red rectangular:

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How I can hide or remove or edit resource in task manager for hide "Users" tab in task manager

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How I can hide or remove or edit resource in task manager for hide "Users" tab in task manager

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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I've recently noticed two entries at the top of the Task Manager which have blank "user name" and "description" fields. The first entry is about 1,300K, and the other is 660K.

When I right click on either, I can select "Perform Administrative Task". If I choose to do so, the blank entries disappear, and the "show processes from all users" box is checked.

I wonder if this is a security issue that Spybot, Windows Defender and AVG Free haven't picked up.

Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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whenever i open task scheduler I keep getting the message

Error: selected task (o) no longer exists. To see the current tasks click refresh.

even after repeated clicking refresh the same message is displayed.

also on both task status and active tasks it says Reading data failed

wats happening?

A:Task scheduler (win7) fails to read data. Error: "selected task (o) no longer exits"

Can you not remove (o) from the scheduled task list?

If not then it might be that Task Scheduler has been corrupted by something, not sure how task scheduler is stored, but in system32 there is 3 files (taskschd.dll, taskschd.exe, TaskSchdPS.dll) that are all related to Task Scheduler, but not sure if any of them could be the cause of this issue.

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hi, i'm new to this technical side of computers.

My problem is that everytime i log on to my vista computer, i dialog box pops up. it reads
"Could not load or run'"C:\Users\Jabari\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Manager.exe"' specified in the registry. Make sure that the file exist on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry."

the hijackThis log is

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 05:19:20 PM, on 28/08/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live Toolbar\msn_sl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...lion&pf=laptop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...lion&pf=la... Read more

A:"Could not load or run'"C:\Users\-\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Manager.exe"'

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I have a strange issue. I have a couple of processes that do not show in task manager at all. The strange part is they do on my other PC's.

If I start Word I don't see word.exe if I start some games I don't see their *.exe's I find it to be strange that htings aren't being listed in here. Uninstall and reinstall of offending softwares is not changing anything.

Mind you Process manager is not empty it has a fair amount going on... just some never show up.

Also no rhyme or reason as far as application opening times I can start up word first and it not show up but then start up internet explorer and see the iexplore.exe.

A:Processes run but don't show up in task manager?

Have you tried this:


#113 on the left

Hope this helps.

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if i turn uac off i see much more processes in taskmanager compared to the off setting . but i still use the same account.

is there a way to see "all" processes in taskmanager even if uac is on?

what is this whole thing about and where can i find more info about this topic?

thanks alot for hints or links : )

A:why does task manager show more processes with uac off?

Welcome to to Forum Robin

Bottom left, click show process from all users. This will show all the process being used.

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I can open Task Manager but it doesn't say "Task Manager" at the top or have the red X to close or the menus (File, Shut Down, etc.) It also doesn't have the processes tab but it has the three buttons at the bottom. Does anything in my HijackThis log suggest what might be doing this or anything else I should fix? Thanks very much for any help you can give.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:14:00 AM, on 03/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Image Editing\vmount2.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\vmware-authd.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Task Manager won't show processes or menus.

Hi, BlackAngusYoung


Open Task Manager. Doubleclick on one of its borders. That should bring the Menu back.

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What changes when I press the "End Process" button besides the obvious stopping of the process, or likewise if I press "End Process Tree".
The next obvious question is, what is the relationship between a process and a process tree?
(I tried to take a screenshot of the context menu which contains the choices "End Process Tree" and "End Process Tree", but the menu disappears the moment I try to click on anything else.)
I drive a laptop with only a single-core processor and Win 7.  It's so overburdened that, even if I wanted to upgrade to Win 10 or better, I don't have the horsepower to do that, either.
I spend hours trying to get things done, when the CPU Usage reading is at a consistent 100% for several minutes at a time.  There are moments of desperation when I end one of the CPU hogs -- a browser... anti-browser/security package...  most frequently
one/more of the svchost.exe pieces...  by "End Process".  Otherwise I never get the point of meaningful action.  And in these circumstances, it takes even longer if I save file, shut down apps, restart, and bring up everything!
Thus this question!
      Win 7 Home Premium SP1 Build 7601, licensed to me; last successful update:  4/28/2016, KB 3141092
No images attached...

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Hi there,

This is my first post. This looks a good forum, I hope I can help.

Or maybe somebody could help me with the task manager.

In Xp when I used the task manger it told me how much CPU is being used. this was very helpful because if one particular process was taking up to much power I ended task.

Yet in Vista x32, even when the cpu is going at full pelt, it only register a few % on the odd program. Something is running, but I do not know what. This has been an ongoing problem for years, and I have installed and reinstalled, and run ant viuses and malware and root kits. Yet when running fully loaded, it never shows what is running, even when showing all users.

My laptop is a Dell inspiron 1720.

I would be grateful if somebody could shed so light on this upgrade from Xp.

Many thanks


A:Task manager. Why does is show only a few processes running at low power?

Go to view in task manager and check the infomation that you want to see

For much better information, download process explorer from your search near start up button.

In task manger you have to check show all users, also.

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I'm not sure if this is a virus or if my computer is really just having some serious problems.

I am using a Compaq Presario v6000 running Windows XP Pro, sp3. I have recently (as in, in the last three months) done a complete reinstall of Windows ... these problems started within the past week.

I noticed the first time when I had had my computer on for some time ... maybe a few days in a row. This never used to happen before and now it happens even when my computer is on for less than 24 hours. I'm including hibernation time as "on" time; I often put my computer into hibernation when I am away from it. so I can keep what I am working on open to resume when I return to the computer. I clicked on my Chrome icon on the desktop to open the browser. Nothing happened; I have some mouse troubles so I thought I didn't click it. I ended up clicking on the icon half a dozen times, and the program itself never opened. I opened the task manager to see if it had opened a process -- and there were six of them. I tried terminating one of the running chrome.exe's but nothing happened. They stayed. I rebooted my computer and was told that Windows had recovered from a serious error, although googling the results of the EventLog dump didn't find me anything useful. I figured it was a one time issue. Now this morning I opened TweetDeck, which I had just been running last night, and my word processor RoughDraft, which I had also recently been running, and now b... Read more

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Hello, here's the deal. Two days ago, I noticed 2 problems/changes with the operation of my OS. 1st, I started hearing multiple clicking noises while using IE7, (it seemed like it was trying to load instances of something, but nothing popped up, some may have coincided with banner ads), however, that did not happen previously. The click noise is one in the windows default sounds, but not the one I usually only hear once when clicking a link. I checked if my sound profile had been changed and saw nothing different. The clicks also happen randomly in explorer with no open network connections, say sometimes when I'm simply navigating folders or opening a program. I've been running IE7 for months and this behavior is definately new. Does not happen in Firefox.

Then 2nd, in order to start investigating the issue, while administrator, I opened the task manager and opened the processes tab. When I clicked "show processes from all users" button the UAC opens for confirmation, I confirm the action, and then the task manager just closes, and does not reopen to show everything. That never happened before either. I've tried using the task manager from both the task bar and ctrl-alt-del with the same results, however, when I navigate to taskmanger.exe in win\sys32 folder and right click and run as administrator, it opens automatically showing processes from all users. Hmmmm...

After searching the web to no avail for a possible OS bug or any related articles, and... Read more

A:[SOLVED] UAC Show all processes closes Task Manager and IE7 makes new clicks maybe in


Other symptoms. IE is slowed down, and loads much slower. Clicks I mentioned seem very random.

Saw qksz.net trying to load something in browser bottom bar, just now and edited this message to reflect such. Googled it and seems like this might be related to malware.

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Win 7 64 bit Dell Optiplex 780. 4G RAM.
A few days ago the system went sideways and now I have very high (but fluctuating) CPU usage and memory usage.  Processes in Task Manager  are running wild and some are showing multiple instances where I wouldn't have expect them to be so. Using Chrome to make this post but IE repeatedly crashes and allowing the crash to search for a resolution to the problem does not produce results. Details have shown issues with various dll files. 
I've temporarily removed avast. Installed and run malwarebytes, adware, jrt, ccleaner. Did a scan disc. All these come back clean.
Thinking this is a windows issue but not sure where to start. 
Any thoughts?

A:Win 7 64 bit; cpu usage high; processes show multiple times in task manager

Hello chasingstillness
Please start with this program.
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (A.K.A. MBAR) from HERE
Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain.
If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt
Thank You

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 When I try to start a program using the ran as an administrator I recieve a cant run do to group policy, I have Vista home premium, from what I read on this group policy snap in is not installed in this version of vista. Also when useing task manager trying to find the program that is giving me trouble when I click on the show all users button it does not do anything, wont prompt me for an admin password it just moves when you click on it and doesnt do anything. Please help me, I have run malware pc cleaner, the tdss on this web sight, And avast, windows defender, whats running program.
 Thank you for reading this.

A:Group policy msg and task manager show all users not working

Did you Reset All Group Policies to the Default? Go to Using CMD in Windows Vista.

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I am trying to install a driver for the Epson perfection 1200U on my grandpa's new windows 8 PC. Problem is that the scanner is too old and epson doesnt provide a driver for this scanner for windows 8. But I found a how to guide on this and the instructions are great, and it seems to work for everyone else but I cant figure out how to uncheck "show compatible hardware" in device manager when you are trying to update drivers on a specific device.

I get there by right clicking on the device, selecting properties, "browse my computer for driver software," then "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer," then after that the window that appears does not have an option to uncheck "show compatible hardware." And so I can't continue

Does anyone know how to solve this issue? Thanks in advance for any feedback

A:How to uncheck "show compatible hardware" device manager

so you don't see the same window as i have below?

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?


A:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.


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OS: Win XP Pro

Problem: for some reason, ctrl+alt+delete does not give me the usual task manager and such, but only gives me one of the screens that is under task manager. how do it get the default stuff back?!?!

Info On Window that pops up: It says " User..Id... Status..Client.."

A:Task manager not popping up after "ctrl+alt+delete", another windown pops up..


Originally Posted by omega77

OS: Win XP Pro

Problem: for some reason, ctrl+alt+delete does not give me the usual task manager and such, but only gives me one of the screens that is under task manager. how do it get the default stuff back?!?!

Info On Window that pops up: It says " User..Id... Status..Client.."

I not quite sure what you saying but I believe what you saying it the menu part and option part of the windows task manager is not showing.

Easy fix for this on the screen that does show near the top of it double click with your mouse. This should fix the problem.

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Hi to All,

I have an friends HP ProBook 4510s running Windows XP Professional that will not show the Desktop after logging in to Windows.

This maybe a virus of some sort ???

Normally if it is, it is usually an "Explorer.exe" problem that can normally be resolved by by pressing "Ctrl Alt Del" to bring up the "Task Manager" then running a new task like "Explorer.exe" or "Regedit" that eventually enables me to resolve the problem.

In this particular case, when I press "Ctrl Alt Del" it just brings up another version of the Windows Login Screen, not the Task Manager.

I have also tried to boot "ERD Commander" off a CD but it gives me the "Blue Screen of Death".

Error Number: *** STOP: )0000007B (0xF789E640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

I have also tried to put the Windows Installation CD in the Drive but get the same sort of problem.

FYI, I also had HP replace the DVD drive after this problem appeared as it was not working at all.

Any help to help me slove this puzzle would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your time



A:Blank Desktop after Login, "Ctrl Alt Del" does not bring up Task Manager

Hi to all,
well... I managed to find out what this problem was...

In the 1st instance, I gave the Laptop to HP and they told me the DVD error was caused by an incorrect setting in the Bios, but they didn't tell me what setting they changed ... but at least that resolved the hardware error.

As for the Blank Screen virus.....

After the DVD drive problem was solved I was able to backup the PST and other critical Office files to a Western Digital USB Passport Drive by using "ERD Commander"....What a great program this is...It has saved me on many occasions -:)

Then I :

1. Reformatted C: Drive and Re-Installed Windows from a set of Recovery Disks
3. Re-Installed Office
3. Updated Windows
4. Re-Installed the previously saved backup files from the WD Passport Drive to C:\

I determined this strain of the "Blank Screen" Virus could not be repaired. I haven't come across a fix for this yet. As previously mentioned for previous versions of this virus pressing "Ctrl-Alt-Del" on startup usually brings up the Task Manager allowing a way into the file system...but this particular strain of the virus disables "Ctrl-Alt-Del" making life very difficult.

Anyway, at least part of the puzzle has been solved.



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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:08:59 PM, on 10/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\Services\ServiceLayer.exe
I:\New Folder.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Vikash\Desktop\hijackthis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe SCVVHSOT.exe
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adob... Read more

A:Solved: "Task manager has been disabled by your administrator" Enclosed Hijack Log Pls help

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I created a task that would open up myspace every morning of everyday.
It works properly and everything is fine on that aspect.
I have grown tired of it, and would like to delete it.
The problem is... I cant find it anywhere...
Vista's task library does not display my user created task, nor does it display in any of the pre-defined task folders already inside Vista's library..


A:Finding User Created Tasks "Vista Task manager"

You don't want the Task Manager, you want the Task Scheduler.

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Is there any potential way I could upgrade this through the use of upgrading my current hardware?
More or less, I would love to know what's causing this problem in the first place.
Here's a picture of what I've been seeing.

A:"Disk" status in Win8 Task Manager is maxed out at 99-100%?

I see 7 entries for AVG. Seems like that's where most of your disk is being used.

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I'm having the same problem that a user had on this topic
1- Task and register manager disabled
2- shutdown and run buttons disappeared
3- firefox problens, it seems like everytime I open the program, it works like on the first run

This is my hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:49:55, on 23/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = &http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:"Task manager has been disabled by your administrator" and shutdown button is gone

The first file is the panda activescan I did a few hours ago, and the second one was made after scaning the computer with SUPERAntispyware and AVG Anti-spyware.

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I am unable to change the home page Ran Symantec antivirus but it shows no virus!

This came from my yahoo IM and now when I open Yahoo IM it shoots out the virus to everyone on my list
Please help!

A:Help! Task Manager disabled and IE homepage defaulted to "www.quickinfo.com".

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In the past I have opened up the task manager and been able to click on the "user name" tab to see what processes were system ran and which were ran else where.
Now when I open up task manager and look under the "user name" tab, all fields are blank.

In the past, I usually open up task manager before starting a favorite online game, shut down all processes except windows "explorer" and those processes which were labled "system".
This freed up extra space, ram, etc. and my game ran smoothly....no problems.

Now witout knowing what process is being utilized where....I am hesitant to just start shutting things down for fear I might turn my system into a brick!

How do I bring back the info that was under "user name"?

A:Solved: "User Name" info in my task manager is empty...help!


Try this fix:

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I don't know what the deal is. My comp. Is acting so screwed up. There's this program called. BraveSentry that has installed on my comp. Viruses, I don't know what to do. Anyhelp please!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:25:19 AM, on 8/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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A:CTRL+ALT+DEL = "Task Manager Disaplyed By Admin" - Need HELP! Have HijackThis Log -->

Welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log and will return with a proposed fix in due course.

Please subscribe to this thread by going to Thread Tools at the top. Choose subscribe then select the option to be notified by email.

This is a benefit to you as you will be notified by email each time a response is made.

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Somehow the task manager has lost the header tabs to move from applications to processes to network. It was there originally.I also lose from time to time my volume control icon, and it doesn't become hidden, it just disappears completey. To change the volume I have to either go into the control panel/sound and then adjust the volume and leave that open if I need to turn it down. OR reboot and it sometimes comes back.When I go to 'notification Icons" in control panel the icon and lettering for sound icon is not bold or high lighted but instead it is diminished. I have also seen a popup stating that modification will take affect when it (the sound) is activated as a pop up, but can't remember where I saw that happen. Another question I have is...Ihave only one machine, my C:drive has Vista ultimate, all important files are on E,F HD's, removable, or external drives. I downloaded Win7 and burned a disk.I removed the 40Gig C: with Vista  put a 250Gig drive in that location and installed Win7. So far so good and am very pleased with everything even with a few bugs.Now I needed to go back to the Vista drive, so I removed the Win7 drive, reinstalled the 40Gig as C and received a prompt stating that ? win logon was not found. So I got the Vista DVD and did a repair which worked. If Win7 doesn't get an update to operate past August 1st and I go back to the 40Gig Vista drive will that happen again? AND where does that file get stored when you originally install? D... Read more

A:Win7 "Task Manager" has lost its header tabs

Hm. Double click on the edge of Task Manager.

Norton AntiVirus 2009

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I'm trying to create a macro, through Auto HotKey, that will automatically set the processor affinity of some program.

It's problematic because the only way I know of, is to right click the process in Task Manager. The process's location changes each time, so I can't direct the macro to it. (I'm directing it by providing pixel coordinates, XY)

Is there a file, or static window - the processes window in Task Manager isn't static, it's constantly updating - that can give me access to the processor affinity window?


A:How to access "Processor Affinity" screen without Task Manager?

Well uh this might help you - Run your games or applications on a single core to avoid crashes - Active+ Software

You could dig into that program's code and find something there.

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I'm trying to create a macro, through Auto HotKey, that will automatically set the processor affinity of some program.

It's problematic because the only way I know of, is to right click the process in Task Manager. The process's location changes each time, so I can't direct the macro to it. (I'm directing it by providing pixel coordinates, XY)

Is there a file, or static window - the processes window in Task Manager isn't static, it's constantly updating - that can give me access to the processor affinity window?


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I'd be very glad if anyone could help me.

My OS version is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Whenever I try to run the task manager, either by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del and selecting it or right clicking on the task bar, the window opens but immediately an error is displayed "Windows Task Manager has stopped working... Windows is checking for a solution for this problem" followed by "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available" (see attached screenshot). No solution is provided.

The computer is rather new (3 weeks old) and has very few programs installed. Since I don't use the task manager very often, I don't know when this problem started, but it wasn't there from the beginning.

Things I tried, but did not work:

- Going back to a previous restore point: same problem.

- Running a RAM memory test with memtest86, no problems found.

- Performing a clean boot using msconfig.exe and disabling all programs, with the exception of Microsoft services. The problem remained.

- Scanning the computer for virus and malware. Installed Malwarebytes, nothing found. Using Kaspersky anti-virus, no problems found.

- Using the system file checker tool. I used it twice and it did indeed find problems, but said it could not fix them.

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A:"Windows Task Manager has stopped working" anytime I try to run it

Run a system file check and upload your event viewer logs

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

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hi im posting about


my problem with the sites redirecting came back and my other thread was locked :(

about the problem:

i havent gone on any harmful websites or anything but it does it again now...for about a day it didnt do it and my old thread got locked because it was considered resolved but i dont know, maybe sometimes it redirects and sometimes it doesnt but it is definitely doing it now

A:[SOLVED] RE:"can't open task manager" -problem came back

also it sometimes says "Oops! This link appears to be broken." when i try to go on a site (typing in adress bar) and the 2nd time i try to go on it, it works

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I recently did a disk recovery on my Windows XP PC, then installed AVG Free, Service Pack 3, I have this process that is using a lot of memory... What? Why? How?

A:[SOLVED] "System" Process in Task Manager Tons of Memory Usage

The 'System' process is legitimate but that amount of RAM usage is not normal.

Others who have had this same issue also, like you, had AVG installed. You might want to uninstall it then reboot and see if it makes any difference. If it does, find an alternative to AVG (which doesn't score very highly at virus detection anyway).

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