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HP Device manager - task is kicked by task

Q: HP Device manager - task is kicked by task

Hi,We currently have a lot of thin clients that are domain joined.So i am building a sequence that removes them from the domain, updates the Citrix receiver and making different file and registry changes.I have tested that it works when I execute the single tasks one at a time, but when gathering them in a sequence it fails. Here is the errorErrorCode: 14004062, Error Detail: Canceled by user., Error Info: Task 00000250022222222 is kicked by Task 00000250022222222. So the task is kicked by it self? This specific task is just making registry changes. I tried setting a pause in the beginning of the task, but that doesn't help. Any ideas on how to solve this?

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A: HP Device manager - task is kicked by task

Are you using a WOL Task in that Template Sequence?If yes it might kick out itself when the HPDM Console Settings has WOL enabled too (I attached a screenshot). If not also there could be an active Rule creating this issue? If that's not it I would suggest to open a case to verify this issue at www.hp.com/support

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Computer is running slow and won't load Task Manager (noticed that CPU usage suddenly goes to 100% if I try to open Task Manager, however, it never loads). Likewise for Chrome, and many other antivirus/malware software. They all work once I get into Safe Mode, however, they find nothing. The anti-rootkit programs all complain about a driver not loading- possible rootkit infection (or cause I'm in Safe Mode)?
Here are my logs:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 17-10-2016
Ran by Joseph (administrator) on JOSEPH-DESKTOP (26-10-2016 20:23:36)
Running from F:\
Loaded Profiles: Joseph & Guest Wifi (Available Profiles: Joseph & Guest Wifi & Guest)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (with Networking)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\HelpPane.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe
(Mic... Read more

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After we upgraded Device Manager to 4.7 our thin clients can't be joined to domain using SetDomain task.ErrorCode: 14080022, Error Info: The specific domain or OU did not exist.New field Organizational Unit was added in this version. Do any know correct format for this field? Thanks

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Okay so this problem happened slowly.

First I just recently got internet the day this happened.

Then my computer starts slowing down.

Then applications are not running, saying (null) and that they are not win32 compatible programs.

Then I can't access the task manager, it says it's been disabled by the administrator (Which is ********).

Then my logon screen changes to just a black screen with a plain prompt style logon screen.

Then when I log in it's just my desk top background with no icons or task bar, and I can't do anything, and most times it just immediately logs back off.

It does the same thing in safe mode. I can't do system recovery.

As soon as I logged in I smashed a bunch of keys and got the task manager to pop up and I've been running things through that. I downloaded HJT and have a log here.

This is very urgent, as I have some pretty pricey software on here. I'm a graphic design student with alot of homework and I'm really stressed out right now and would love to get this problem resolved.

Here is my log, please help me out:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:59:38 PM, on 10/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Dektop shows up with no icons or task bar. Running things through Task manager.

I don't mean to bump this, I just would like to point out that i was only able to complete Step 1.

I removed all of those programs that I found, I had to use appwiz.cpl in task manager.

The other steps I couldn't perform because I can't use IE. My system also noted the files as corrupt or not compatible with Win 32.

And I need to use IE to do the online PC scan thing as well.

I'm really sorry, I hope I can still get some help.

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Every now and then I look down at the task tray ...and whoa!!!! about a dozen instances of Outlook. See attached

What is causing this?

And how do I prevent it??

A:Mutliple Outlook 2003 instance in task tray and task manager

It just looks as though you have multiple instances of Outlook open. Probably the way you are accessing your mail each time you open a new email.

It's likely that Outlook is set to 'hide when minimised' on the task button.

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I have a combination of all the syptoms + more.
The task bar is locked and I cant access the start menu.

Please advise me if I can avoid a reinstall.
Many thanks

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Aroop Roy at 13:17:21.93 on 10/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.984 [GMT 9:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
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A:Task Manager/Task Bar/Safe Mode/Symantec Sites etc disabled....


The attached logs are locked, meaning a password were set on them and therefore I cannot view it.

Anyhow, please run the following tool.

Install Recovery Console and Run ComboFix

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
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Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Close any open windows, including this one.
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

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When my Spectre is in dock mode with lid closed and external devices connected, I get continuous refreshing fo the taskbar and the device manager as if a device is trying to connect.  Even when the lid is barely opened, the behavior goes away.  No sound, though, so it's probably not a USB device.  I disabled the touchpad just in case.  Updated all drivers, nothing has helped. I have recorded a video of the behavior in case that would help.

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Hello all, im hoping that im able to get an answer for this as its been driving me crazy and I cant seem to find an answer anywhere online. On Saturday my PC was turn on, and once logged into Windows Ive found that all that happens is my windows loads into a blank wallpaper that I have. I have no icons, no task bar and I am unable to bringup the task manager (ctrl-alt-del doesnt work).

After leaving for a full hour, it still hadnt loaded and still unable to acess task manager. I tried a load into the last good config and it still loaded into the above. Ive tried loading into Safemode and safemode /w netowrking and its the same story. The only place I have any acess is Safemode /w an active command prompt, although there isnt any icons or taskmanager.

The last resort is to try a repair via the XP CD which i still have, but before i risk messing anything up, id ideally try to fix my PC. Is there any ideas on whats happened? Its Windows XP with Service Pack3. I dont recall installing any updates but I do have it on auto-install anyway. All help is gratefully welcomed!

A:Loading into blank wallpaper. No task bar / icons/ Task Manager

At the blank desktop press CTRL+ALT+DEL start the Task Manager. Go up to File/New Task (Run) in the Run box type explorer.exe and press enter. If that doesn't work at the Run box or the command prompt type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and do a System Restore to a time before this happened.

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Well I recently downloaded security task manager and it said
14 services and 23 drivers are active and do not belong in the operating system.
1 services and 2 drivers are potentially suspicious and should be examined
0 services and 2 drivers are potentially dangerous and should be examined.
What should I do?

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If I send a task with the HP Device Manager it arrives at the client, but at the server the task never go to finish. It's stuck on Processing 100% I'm using the 4.5 version on both.

A:HP Device Manager sends task, but doesn't finish

Rick_ICMT, I suspect your issue is that have is that the Thin Client cannot locate the HPDM gateway. Do you have DHCP option 202 or DNS "HPDM-GATEWAY" configured? Without one of these the thin client wil not be able to locate the HPDM gateway after reboot. I suspect you used "Discover" to locate the devices. This is quick and easy but it can hide issues like the one you are reporting. A good test is to power down the Thin client, delete it from the console and then power the thin client cback on. If it appears back in the console, you are probably ok. If not, it points to the DNS/DHCP settings are required. Please update to V4.5 SP4 ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/hpdm/Software/4.5/ as a first step but then setup the DHCP or DNS entries as per the the extensive user guide which can be found here ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/hpdm/Documentation/UserGuide/4.5/  RegardsAndrew S.

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For months I've been having problems with programs not responding, responding slowly, or freezing. When I open Windows Task Manager and select end task, it doesn't work. I want to run scans in safe mode, but when I press F8 on restart, I can't get it. I could previously get to safe mode before all the problems started. The only way I can get out of a program not responding or freezing is to hit the off button, not through shut down/restart. I'm having to do this constantly now. I suspect the computer has a virus or problems with spyware/malware. Bitdefender quarantines lots of temp files, which I delete. Hitman Pro finds tracking cookies, which I delete. Malwarebytes never finds anything. I need help in determining what problem my computer has and how I can fix it.

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I've added task manager to my scheduled tasks at logon. Everywhere I google, they say to put the /min or -minimized arguments in it to launch it minimized, except neither option works for me. Task Manager launches, but just sits there on my desktop.

Is there a new argument for minimized in Windows 8?


A:Launch Task Manager Minimized from Task Scheduler

I probably should have started a new thread for this, but the title of this one was perfect, so I decided to borrow it for my post instead of confusing people with multiple threads on the same topic.

First, to answer the question posed by the original poster, in case he or anyone still cares: "Minimized" isn't a parameter for the Task Manager itself - and never was; this isn't one of the changes that came with Windows 8. Rather, the old way (which still works for most programs) was to create a create a shortcut to the program you want to start minimized, and then to choose "Minimized" in the shortcut's settings, as shown in this example:

Placing a shortcut to Task Manager in the Startup folder no longer works the way it used to, but the reason has nothing to do with this; rather, with Windows 8, the new Task Manager must run with elevated privileges (in order to have access to all the new information it's capable of displaying), and Windows 8 doesn't allow that to happen for shortcuts in the Startup folder. (I don't think that older versions of Windows allowed that, either, but the old Task Manager didn't care; the new Task Manager will refuse to run without it.)

Anyway, on to the main reason for this message:
This post will show you how to set up Windows 8 to start Task Manager automatically on every logon, providing almost the same functionality as was provided by the old shortcut method. (There are still some unres... Read more

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So I was using my computer yesterday and it was completely fine. I turned it on today to find that all my files on my desktop were sorted by alphabetical order and the desktop was black. The next thing was a popup appeared saying that Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center has stopped working. The taskbar is completely empty and only shows the windows icon, date, time, volume etc. The resolution seems to be messed up and most things appear a bit blurry. Task manager does not show anything under any of its tabs and search is not working at all. Many of the windows functions are not working and it seems that data that was saved in my browsers were completely erased. If anyone has any possible solution for this I'd really appreciate it

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You know how after you end a program using End Task in Task Manager, it asks you if you want to tell Microsoft about the problem? I was able on my other XP system to change an option somewhere so it doesn't ask me that any more. I just can't remember how I did it....

Anyone remember?


A:Solved: Windows XP Task Manager/End Task question

Right click on My Computer / Properties / Advanced tab / Error Reporting button
Then check to disable error reporting.

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Recently I've had an issue where for no reason my task bar wont respond and the task manager wont open, both times I had to force a shutdown and reboot.

The first time I was watching a movie, after the movie I hit pause and went to open Firefox through a shortcut on the task bar and got nothing, this computer can be slow at times as its age is catching up with itself so I thought to just wait a few seconds and try again, still nothing. Then I went back to the media player and noticed the media player was fully responding and had no issue, using Alt+Tab I could switch to other programs or folders and they worked fine but the task bar was completely locked. I tried Ctrl Alt Delete to try ending the explorer process then starting it up again as I figured that might help but after waiting for a couple minutes it never came up! I hit the keys again and still nothing waiting and trying over and over nothing came up so I ended up having to force a shutdown and cold boot.

The 2nd time it happened I literally had no programs running except Comodo and the computer had been left alone for about an hour, when I returned the task bar was again locked up and the task manager would not show. Thanks for reading all this and any help on the subject is much appreciated!

A:Task Bar Locks up and Task Manager Wont Open.


I need to know a little bit more... If you can answer the fallowing questions it may be helpful...

Does an error message pop up when you try to open task manager? What are the specs of your computer? Do you have any antivirus protection?


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I will open a program, close it, and then when i try to open it again a message appears saying that an existance of it is still running. When i look at my processes i see that it is in fact But when i try to "end Process" it does not close. The warning pops up, i say yes, and yet it does nothing. I can not seem to close these programs. And this causes shuting down to take up to 15-20 min unless i force a shut down. The problem has occured with Opera.exe CCAPP.exe outlook.exe and maybe more. Please help thanks!

A:HELP Task Manager wont close certain processes. End Task does nothing!


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Howdy All,

Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete or from right click task bar? When I right click the task bar I can see the "task manager" option and can click it, but nothing happens.

I just ran a full Nortan Antivirus scan (clean), Error Checking for hard disk (volume also clean), and sfc scannow through the command prompt (clean as well).

My system is:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3 (with latest updates)
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.40GHz
1.00GB RAM

Thank you for any help you can offer, keep the faith!

A:Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete or from right click task bar?

What about Ctrl + Shift then Esc?Try this then see if you can access itPlease download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer or you will have to run it againThen run thisWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.On... Read more

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Running Xp There are 5 accounts in this home computer. In mine, administrator, there is no 'start' , no icons, and task manager has been disabled. The other accounts are missing task bar and icons also but have a task manager so I can open aol exporer but can not download a fix because they do not have administrative privileges. Is there any way around this?? or any way to get to my files??

I was getting constant popups telling me my computer was infected and to install winantivirus . I ran adaware, avg, housecall, nothing helped. I have antispyware, antivirus, and firewall through verizon (but that started after my problems began)

Please help!


A:Spyware? Virus? No Task Bar, Icons, Or Task Manager

Hello L Simmons,I realize that it is frustrating when your computer isn't working properly. We are all volunteers here and sometimes things slip past us. I noticed that you posted an earlier thread here. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/134304/spyware/ Posting more than one thread about the same topic is called double-posting and is not allowed on BC. Additionally, you now have an HJT thread posted. Please read my reply to your earlier thread. This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send me a PM.Orange Blossom

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As my machine doesn't support SLAT in HyperV I am using VMlite XP mode to run some 16 bit programs I need. Very occaisionally VMlite hangs on close after it has saved state or shutdown the guest machine.

I go to task manager and click end task on the Workstation GUI and it closes but very occaisionally end task wont closed the program. Sign off wont close the program either and restarting hangs at the blue screen 'restarting' I have to push the reset button on the tower to get the machine to restart.

Is there any hidden way of closing VMlite so I dont have to restart, a sort of hard end task?


A:Unable to end task in task manager Win8.1 x64 and VMlite.

Hi there
I believe vmlite XP mode is non Ms official software - XPmode is licensed and distributed solely by Ms. Anybody else who incorporates this product into their offerings whether freeware or not runs the risk of serious copyright infringements.

For 16 bit software you could try using a win95 VM - works fine !!!(use FREE VBOX or VMWARE player to create the VM).
I'm not sure but a W98 VM might work too -- there's a generic key on the web and plenty of ISO's --this is now abandonware so the generic keys are legit.


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I have just finished doing a fresh install of HPDM 4.7.  I was able to restore everything through the HPDM backup and restore utility. However when I try to run a task I click the start button in the task editor and nothing happens.  The screen remains the same.  I can hit the cancle button and it will close.

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Hello, I'm not sure if what I am asking is against the rules of this website. If it is please remove this thread.

I am looking for a method to keep an application running in the background but not showing under the task manager.

Is this possible?

A:How can I hide a task that is running under task manager?

Hello, I'm not sure if what I am asking is against the rules of this websiteClick to expand...

I am not sure why you would think it could be but in order to better advise you what please

I am looking for a method to keep an application running in the background but not showing under the task manager.
Click to expand...

is the application

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My computer had several viruses on it. I removed them, but they left some damage. All of my icons are gone. There is no taskbar. I cannot access the task manager. I cannot access anything. I have tried booting into safe mode, but I get the same thing. I have tried accessing files through the sticky keys ease of access center, but the link is not in the dialog box when I press shift 5 times. I am sure if I could run unhide.exe it would solve the problem it is just that I cannot access anything. All I have is a blank screen with a cursor.

Edit: I cannot right click. I also tried creating a usb to autorun unhide.exe, but to no avail.

A:Vista 64 bit no icons, no task bar, no task manager

Let me ask someone to help you

good luck

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Hi There,

I've been trying to help my father-in-law with this problem, but its gone above my experience, so I am hoping someone here can help.

Dell Computer
Windows XP

When the computer loads, we get to the main screen, but the wall paper has changed to a screen with boxes of color that makes a maze (lol)

All icons are gone, and so is the task bar

When attempting to access to the Task Manager, using Ctrl+Alt+Delete, Task Manger comes up with an error stating "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator",which gives you only 'ok' to click on, and then of course you're not able to work within Task Manager.

I attempting to get him to use the Run but using CTRL+R but when he hit it, all you could hear was the computer beeping and nothing appeared.

When talking to him, he says he remembers seeing a screen before this all happened that said something about a trogjan, and he thought he hit okay to get rid of it. After talking to him more today he told me there was a few different windows that he kept following along and hitting, so I assume it is the Antivirus 2008 trojan family that may have his computer hostage.

Where do we go from here?

A:No Task Bar/Icons - Cannot Access Task Manager


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When I open my task manager a taskhost.exe is there, however if you look at the command line it doest say "C:/Windows/System 32/taskhost.exe", it just says "taskhost.exe" (with those quotation marks yes). Is this a legit file? For other Windows 7 users, if your taskhost.exe is running, what does your command line say?

A:Task host in Task manager?

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Has done multiple searches but have came up short on google.com The problem I am having is as the Admin to my system I cannot End Task on programs I normally could. I get an access denied error to end the task. I used to clear out my tasks in the background to run heavy programs like games or photoshop. For some reason it is now disabled.

Windows XP Home SP1

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Howdy,I created a post on the "Am I Infected?" thread back on 11/02/2009 and Mark (garmanma) has been helping me. He does not feel I am infected but stated I could always touch base this you kind folks so here I am. My task manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete, ctrl+shift+esc, start -> run-> taskmgr, or from right click on the task bar? We tried all kinds of neat little programs to see what was up but to no avail, however we didn't try the HijackThis route so I am hopeful. The previous post can be found at the following link provided (if you're curious as to what solutions have already been explored), http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1491790. The DDS and RootRepeal text files are attached as well, thank you so very much for any assistance you can provide. This site is wonderful and your team is the tops! I'm so bummed not having my task manager.

A:Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete, ctrl+shift+esc, start -> run-> taskmgr, or from right click task...

Hi ForcesUndivided,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.Please run Notepad (start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad) and copy and paste the text in the code box into a new file:@echo off
>Log.txt (
ipconfig /all
nslookup google.com
ping -n 2 google.com
nslookup yahoo.com
ping -n 2 yahoo.com
nslookup freedrweb.com
ping -n 2 freedrweb.com
route print
dir /a/s c:\taskmgr.exe >>log.txt
start Log.txt
del %0Go to the File menu at the top of the Notepad and select Save as.Select save in: desktopFill in File name: test.batSave as type: All file types (*.*)Click save.Close the Notepad.Locate and double-click tast.bat on the desktop.A notepad opens, copy and paste the content it (log.txt) to your reply.

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I noticed the past couple of days that System (no .exe) has been running constantly, almost always at 60,916K. I cannot end the process, and if I select end process tree I get a shutdown message with a countdown. This is a new task that I haven't seen before, I ran malwarebytes, ad-aware, spybot, and vundofix without success. Anyone else have experience with this issue?

A:"System" task in task manager

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After the last window's update on Dec. 18th failed, my computer behaves strangely. I tried to restore the system to before the update, but now I can not open window's update. In normal mode, the window update window freezes when opened. In safe mode, window update does not even open. Also my task manager does not open in normal mode. A taskmanager icon appears on the system tray, but the task manager does not show up. Also the wireless network manager freezes when I try to access it in normal mode. The system takes longer than usual to load in normal mode. The system also frequently crashes while starting up in normal mode, only a blank screen with a mouse arrow in the middle appears. When I shut the computer down, it freezes in log out screen, so I have to manually shut it down. The defragment also will not run.
There is serveral cases of service hang report in my problem log involving Nlasvc, SstpSvc, WinHttpAutoProxySvc.
I'm sure I don't have any malware in my system left since I checked it through the virus removal/hijackthis forum as well as multiple virus scans, still the problem persist.

A:Can not open window's update/ task manager/ network manager and can not shut down

Hi boman,

Some questions:

You said you are sure you don't have any malware left. Did you have malware? And did you have malware when you tried to do the update which wasn't sucessful?

Do you have a cd with your computer?

Which Antivirus program are you using?


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I apologize if this is a really basic question or already answered, I promise I did search, but I may be missing it.

Question; I am installing more RAM in my system, and want to monitor the page file for improvement/reduction in size and use. Other than performance monitor, can I see the page file in either task manager or resource monitor?

A:Monitor Page file in task manager / resource manager

In resource monitor you can.

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A:In Task Scheduler, what's the difference between Create Basic Task and Create Task?

Hello Advice Pro,

While both will allow you to create a task, the "Create Basic Task" is done through a wizard and does not have all of the advanced options as doing it manually with the "Create Task" one instead.

Hope this helps,

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Here's My Problem: I get pop-ups for "Top rated spyware removers", i get a little popup on my task bar every once in a while saying "Your security and privacy are at risk!", my desktop wallpaper has been changed to a blue screen that says "Warning: Spyware threat has been detected on your PC. Your computer has several fatal errors due to spyware activity." ...and so on. Also, when i try to open task manager, i get a "Task manager has been disabled by an administrator" message. I always have AVG Free running, and I've run Ad-Aware multiple times, as well as SpyBot S&D (which found many things), and I've run vundofix.exe, which didn't find anything.
Anyway, thanks in advance for your help.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:41:00 PM, on 3/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Pop-ups, Can't Use Task Manager! =x

Hello ephus,NOTE: If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously please delete that version and download it again! Also delete C:\rapport.txt Please download SmitfraudFix Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htmYou should print out these instructions, or copy them to a Notepad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site. Please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :Restart your computer After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually; Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear; Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter". Choose your usual account.Once in Safe Mode, double-click SmitfraudFix.exe Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files. You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys ... Read more

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i get a window that pops up and it says task manager disabled by admin but i am the admin and disabled it but anyways how can i fix this?

A:Task Manager Help

Did you disable it? If not proceed below....

Please follow the instructions on this page MicroBell’s 5 Step Process

Then post your log in the hijackthis section of this site. It's likely you have adware/spyware or a worm that has disabled taskmanager.

If you did.....what window are you seeing? From XP?

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i would like to know why i have so many procesess running on my pc when im not running much
i enclose a screen shot of taskmanager and await your views

A:task manager

A lot of those processes belong to McAfee. Do a Google search for the items and you can see what they are. Everything looks as it should.

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From time to time I have to go into Windows Task Manager to shut down a program that may have crashed (Mozilla Firefox mostly). It seems like there are an awful lot of programs running and taking up memory when I do open the task manager. Even when I do shut some of them down, they restart on their own, like Tablet PC Input, etc. Is there a way to shut certain unnecessary ones down so they don't restart? I've already been through msconfig, but it doesn't seem that these are related as they continue to run. Thank you.

A:Task Manager

I adjusted my Vista Home Basic using the minimal 'tweaks' suggested at BlackViper, you could be more adventurous and make more radical changes ....



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sorry if this is in the wrong place but i'm having a problem. My task manager wont open up. Whenever i hit ctrl+alt+del a message pops up saying "Task manager has been disabled by your administrator." I dont know how this happened or how to fix it, alls i know is that i tried to install Dameon Tools v.4.00 i think, but didnt install it all the way. I deleted it and this now happens. Anyone know how to enable it? I'm not really familiar with the administer controls for my comp.

I have an HP athlon xp processor, 512 mb, 160 GB, 2.1 ghz.

A:New! Help Task Manager

See this website and follow Method 1.

You most likely have spyware/virus on your PC. If you do not have anti-virus software go to http://free.grisoft.com and download AVG free. Then do a virus scan.

Also download and install Ad-Aware and Spybot.

Follow the install instructions for each program. Then check them for updates (they both have a button you can press to do this) and then run a spyware scan using both programs.

Run the virus/spyware scans and let me know how it turns out.

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Hi, I'm not sure if this is where I should post this.
I've recently reinstalled Windows XP onto my computer and since doing so when ever is pres Ctrl-Alt-Del I get a message "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator"
Now I'm the only user on the computer and are set as the administrator, so how do I remove that from there?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Task manager

Try this - number 51 (right) "Enable the Task Manager". Save the file (.reg) where it is easily found and double click on it to merge into the Registry. You may want to export a copy of your Registry before doing this so that you can roll back - Start/Run/type in "regedit" (without quotes)/File/Export. Name your file and make sure the dot is in"All". Double click on that file to replace your Registry should you need to. Delete if not.


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I would like to know a way which allows me to reveal hidden processes that are functioning on my computer. Some key loggers have the ability to hide even when the task manager is opened. I would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me how to reveal them on the task manager.

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Hey!I actually feel bad posting here, I can usually find things out myself pretty quick, this is really bugging me though... I use my task manager a lot to end processes and frozen programs. But now when I go to ctrl+alt+delete and click task manager, nothing comes up! So I thought this work work for sure, I opened Run and put in taskmgr.exe, but nope, I get a message saying:Being used by another program... what?So now I have no idea what to use, I can't think of anything that would be using it, virus scans are clean, and I've cleared all of the useless things from startup that might be using it. Nope, still not there... So, are there any other programs that will act as a task manager that I could download? I couldn't find any.Or does anyone know how to fix this?Thanks!

A:Task Manager

Try Process Explorer by Sysinternals.com It's a free app, and I prefer it to Task Manager anyway. Also, it should be able to tell you what's hogging TaskMgr.exe.

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Does anyone know how to change the properties on Windows 2000 task manager? Under processes you have Image name, PID, CPU, CPU time and MEM usage and I need to change those names. Can it be done through the registry and also I want to change the name of it........ Windows Task Manager to something else (anything else).

Is there anyway to edit it?

Thanks in advance.

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Ok the Tabs at the top of my Task Manager have disapeared ?

Any ideas how to get them back......Im presumming something has got at them ?

A:Task Manager

This one fooled me for the longest time!

Just double click on the blank grey area on the side of the window - the tabs will magically reappear!

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My computer has started crashing quite often lately, When I check the task manager I see that I have 43
processes running, one of them is svchost exe. What is this ? can I delete it?
also my cpu usage is very high most of the time 98% or more

A:Task Manager

svchost.exe is a windows process, for more information see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314056. But the short answer is don't even think of deleting or stopping this program or your system will not run. Also there can be several instances of svchost running.On the other hand, having a scvhost could indicate the presence of a worm. Note svc vs scv. This should not be a problem if your system is up to date with patches.Tell us more about your computer, cpu, ram, hard drive, os, etc. Do you have up to date anti-virus and anti-spyware software?Also please give us a list of what processes are running and how much memory they are using. 43 processes is not a whole lot, right now I have 68. 98% cpu usage is way too much though.

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Can I end the task on some of these things in the task manager? or is there away I can get some virtual memory back,I keep getting a message that virtual memory running low.

firefox.exe Judith pennant
System Idle Process System

A:Task Manager

You can end some if you want...but it really wouldn't make too much difference as when you restart, they'll be back again :)

Also, many of the processes listed are vital system processes so closing them down may cause severe instability of even shutdowns.

please read the following link on possible causes for the low virtual memory warning:


(Scroll to the bottom of the page 'Problems with Virtual Memory')

Hope that helps :)

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can any one help me i have lost controle of task manager? when i right click on the task bar its there, but its not active, and when i try to press ctrl+alt+del it agen apearse but it is unactive? i have checked for viruses but not found any using AVG??? plz can some one help me!!!

A:Help Task Manager?!?!?!?!?!

Can you give us a screen-shot of the problem?

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task manager has recently disappeared from the lock out screen options when doing ctrl+alt+del. if i go through help and support to get a link to task manager when i click on it it says task manager has been disabled by the administrator... i am the administrator and i do not remember disabling it. how do i enable it again?

A:task manager

Hey bobthefish

To enable Task Manager on a computer running Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home Premium

This procedure requires you to edit the registry.

1. Click Start, type regeditand select regedit from the results.

2. Navigate to the following location:


3. Click System, double-click DisableTaskMgr, change Value data to 0, and then click OK.
**If the key is not there, create it by right clicking and select new,DWORD and name it DisableTaskMgr with the value of 0

4. Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to bring up task manager to make sure it is enabled

To enable task Manager on a computer running other editions of Windows Vista

1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc and select gpedit.msc from the results.

2. Under User Configuration, double-click Administrative Templates.

3. Double-click System, and then click Crtl+Alt+Del Options.

4. Double-click Remove Task Manager, click Disabled, and then click OK.



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Can't access task manager tried all advice,but it doesn't show up in registry.also can't make hijack log get enclosed message,not sure how to follow it. Thanks for any help.

A:where is my task manager?

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Does anyone know of a problem that can inflict a PC running XP Home to stop it from bringing up Task Manager?

I had this piece of crap, DeluxeCommunications planted on my PC two days ago and it wont come off (I've sent a legal threat to them 5 minutes ago). And I suspect this might have something to do with it.

Please help. I'm really not in the position of reinstalling XP again.


A:Task Manager

Yes, malware can stop Task Manager from running.

I think you need to post again on the Security forum with a HijackThis logfile to get rid of that junk

HijackThis http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

Go to My Computer, open your C:\ drive, Select: New >> Folder and name the folder HJT.
Download HijackThis to the new folder:

Then post the log here

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