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Trying to follow Microsoft advice to fix Media Center, under Services, Show processes for all users, I was to locate five( .exe) files, only one is there. How do I get the other four to show up?

Q: Trying to follow Microsoft advice to fix Media Center, under Services, Show processes for all users, I was to locate five( .exe) files, only one is there. How do I get the other four to show up?

I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide. I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users. And find six files on the list. The instructions assumed the files would be there. Only one of the files is.
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions d that these files would all be there. It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!!

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions assumed that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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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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There are a lot services and processes working in the windows background. How can I remove these processes that are slow down my pc. I confuse to make changes in setting because most are windows services and processes. Help me in this regards.

A:How to remove useless windows background services and processes that show the pc?

If they are running, it's for a reason, if you want a full cleanup uninstall anything you don't actually use.

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I am cleaning a laptop out and i created a brand new user name. I deleted the other 2 users using the control passwords2.

So the machine starts and i select the user. Process usage is very high and it says 50, but actual user shows about 9. I click show processes from all users and i find the culprit as well as 50 processes. I deleted the users so there shouldnt be that option.

Why is there more processes if this is the only user, why does it even have the option?

A:Show processes from all users, with no other users

All users includes not only other users, if any but the System as well.

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But it does show up in the control panel. Is that normal?

Basically, I was trying to follow this guide: Windows XP - Disabling the Security Center But I couldn't do the "Turn off Windows Security Centre" part because the security center isn't listed. Is this a problem, and if so what should I do to try and fix it? Thank you.

A:The Security Center doesn't show up in services

Hello Actraiser

Security Center being disabled may be related with malware, but I'd like you to answer a few questions before we can decide on that.

Is your computer running slower than usual? See too many ads/pop-ups while browsing? What anti-virus software do you have installed? Have you tried doing a System File Check? When did this start happening?

I'm assuming you are on Windows XP.

See if all the dependencies of Security Center are also set correctly. See this (link to BlackViper's website) guide for help.

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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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My computer won't go to sleep after recording tv show in media center. what Can I do?

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Hi there
A couple of days ago I opened a program for stamp collectors call STAMP ALBUM. Since then everything opens with Windows Media Centre plus WMC automatically pops up every so often.
I have tried various ways of rectifying the problem but I have other associated problems such as:- 1. I can't open programs from the internet that may help. 2. I can't open the Samsung Recovery 5 program. 3. None of the icons has the "open with" facility. 4. The Default Program facility does not allow me to make changes to my laptop.
Every time I try #'s 1,2 and 4 it immediately goes to WMC
Can you help me please

A:operating icons all show windows media center

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I'm mainly using WMC when I'm watching something. I have installed a few codec packs so most of the time it works fine.
I've got an episode of Naruto that suddenly didn't show the subtitles, though. (I've watch about 300 episodes of Naruto before this one and they all showed subtitles properly.)
At first I thought there was something wrong with the episode, so I opened it in Windows Media Player Classic (using CCCP - Combined Community Codec Pack- which is the greatest thing since VLC) and it worked fine, showing subtitles with no problem. (However, the subtitles looked different, so I'm guessing there's another translator or something involved.)

So why doesn't WMC show subtitles when MPC does?
It's an .avi -file, and the subtitle is "built-in", so there's no extra file or anything.

EDIT: I tried with another Naruto Episode, which is in .mp4 format, and the subtitle works in both WMC and MPC. I still want my WMC to be able to play all files and subtitles, though.

Thanks in advance. =)

A:Windows Media Center doesn't show subtitles?

I googled and found this thread:

AVI files in WMC with idx/sub subtitles - Windows 7 Support Forums

With the answers:

Install the Shark007 Win7codecs and all of your subtitles will work as expected in the Windows players.

On the SWAP TAB, disable the Microsoft Video decoder.

I tried this and it worked. (I already had Shark007 Installed, so it was easy to try.)

Problem solved. =)

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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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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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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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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?

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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I am working within a network drive on excle. I am making changes in these files and my changes do not reflect on my co-workers files.

We all seem to be working off of the same file paths.

I did notice on my copmuter that if I use the Windows seach there are 2 of each files. Let's call them "File1" thru "File11"

If I search for "File1" two of them show up. I have clicked open the properties and they seem to be the same. HOWEVER 1 will show a different update change than the other IE Looking at the "Last Modified 2:15pm"
This goes the same for File2-11

My question is, I need to be updating in the correct spot (which I thought I was!!!!!) so my co-workers can see my changes, but what s going on?
Please helpppppp!

A:My updates within Files located within Network do not show in other users files

If you are opening the same file, you should save it as the same file name and not rename it. this only causes more confusion if you keep saving it as a different file name every time. Be aware, that only one person can work on an open file at a time, If someone is opening a file that is already opened on another users computer, then they are opening a different named file.

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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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I am trying to change the registry to show hidden files/extensions.
This is for an unattended install, so I don't want to do it manually for each user. I know I can change the registry for the current user, but I can't seem to find out how to do this system wide. I need to show hidden files and file extensions for all users, such as when a new user account is created, extensions and hidden files are shown.

Is there a way to do this system wide?

I have tried adding the dword following entries:
Hidden (Value=1) & HideFileExt(HideFileExt=0) to the below locations in the registry


I read that if you change HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\NoHidden & HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\HideFileExt to the above values it should change the default key for HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced (Hidden & HideFileExt)

None of the HKLM entries I have tried as above appear to work.
Is there actually a way to change this system wide?

A:Show File Extensions and Hidden Files for all Users

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
show and hide files is a profile specific key and therefore can be modified by user accounts. if you would like to change the default, navigate to key:
HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\explorer\advanced\folder\hidden and \hidefileext
there are keys in there that set default behaviors.

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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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Hey Guys, I cannot find a soultion to this problem. I was using my desktop like normal then an error came up saying that there was a hdd failure, and that i needed to scan for errors. all my files disappeared and only this error would come up. There would be hundreds of the same msg spamed on my screen. I scaned my hdd for errors using my Bios/Advanced options and no errors came up. I decided to take out the hdd and put it into my External Hdd bay to hook up to my laptop to extract the data off it.

When i hooked it up to my laptop it showed up empty. I went into folder options and clicked on show hidden files and folders. Everything came up but it was grey/transparent. I then copied the files to another hdd for backup.

Then i formatted the hdd and put on a fresh new OS. Id like to mention i have a second internal drive that i use for backups but it wasnt backed up recently when this issue happen so i had to take out the main drive and use it as an external to back up onto another external drive.

so then when i click on my second internal drive after the reinstall of the new OS it shows empty i have to go in and show hidden files and folders.. now they show again transparent. also i plug in my external to get the recent back up and all those files are still transparent when i move them to my desktop that is freshly OS installed they are still grey/transparent and i have to keep the show hidden files and folders to view them.. so its all my music, pics, documents etc th... Read more

A:backup files will only show up if i click show hidden files and folder

Hello Spooky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use the tutorial below to set the attributes of these files and folders to be unhidden to see if that may help.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,

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In 'folder options' the action of 'show' and 'don't show' hidden files have got interchanged.

So, when I select 'don't show' hidden files are shown, and vice versa.

How to get this back to normal?


Sent from my GT-I9103 using Tapatalk 2

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I have a prob with my Seagate 1TB external hard drive working on my G4 Powerbook (Leopard OSX). I have a Maxtor 200 gb drive that works perfectly. But The 1TB drive doesn't always appear on the desktop but does show in the system profiler. When it does show up on the desktop my files missing from from folders. Finally on the few times that files show up, I can't open them. I had error messages about permission to open the files but the drive and files all have read/write permission.

I use the drive for backup. The files on this drive are from the Maxtor drive, random disks and my thinkpad which runs Vista.
Any insite would be greatly appreciated.

A:USB drive won't show on desktop / files won't show in folders

It's Vista's Security System. Go through the help file and it will tell you how to turn it off

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This is driving me nuts.  On my office's windows 7 box, I turned on video streaming from windows media player 12, and my files (mkv, mpg, etc.) show up and can play fine on my sony dlna certified dvd player.
So... I then tried to install and do the same from my windows 2008 server that I have in my basement.  After hours of searching, I discovered that it cannot be done from windows 2008 server. (a topic for other discussions, it simply can't be done)
So, no problem, I removed windows server 2008 from my basement computer, and installed windows 7 ultimate.  I installed the exact same codecs that are on my office's windows 7 box.  I turned on streaming from windows media player 12.  Now,
some files show up, but all of my mkv's do not.  Even the ones that that I tested with from my office's windows 7 computer.  No, they are not on file shares, I know wmp 12 can't do that, so I made sure the files were local. 
So, same operating system (windows 7), same codecs installed, same media files, media plays fine locally, file permissions are good, just the files do not show up on my dlna device from my basement computer!  What step am I missing?

A:Media Player 12 streaming, not all files show on my dlna device.

as weird as this sounds, try renaming a mkv file to extension wmv. Depending on
codecs installed, this may work. alot depends on the file formats supported by
both devices and what the receiving device is able to transcode. Windows does
not natively support mkv files. See the file formats at
On Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:29:58 +0000, Fermat8 wrote:
>This is driving me nuts.  On my office's windows 7 box, I turned on video streaming from windows media player 12, and my files (mkv, mpg, etc.) show up and can play fine on my sony dlna certified dvd player.

>So... I then tried to install and do the same from my windows 2008 server that I have in my basement.  After hours of searching, I discovered that it cannot be done from windows 2008 server. (a topic for other discussions, it simply can't be done)

>So, no problem, I removed windows server 2008 from my basement computer, and installed windows 7 ultimate.  I installed the exact same codecs that are on my office's windows 7 box.  I turned on streaming from windows media player 12. 
Now, some files show up, but all of my mkv's do not.  Even the ones that that I tested with from my office's windows 7 computer.  No, they are not on file shares, I know wmp 12 can't do that, so I made sure the files were local. 

>So, same operating... Read more

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Hello, I have 2 problems and I'm running Vista home basic 32 bit with 1GB of RAM.Problem #1- Somehow someway I have 73 process running at start up. I've already changed my start up programs and gone through the processes and ended some but I can only get it down to 68 by ending processes I know. (screen shots attached). I think this is why my games are running so slowly and freezing up.Problem #2- After a restart while I was trying to fix my first problem, my desktop picture wouldn't show up. I tried right clicking on the pic to set as desktop background, I tried going into personalization and choosing the pic. I've gone into regedit and checked the registry best I could. I made a notepad file with a code I found online (see below) and imported it into regedit. All to avail!Thanks in advance Reg codeWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]"NoChangingWallPaper"=dword:00000000[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]"NoChangingWallPaper"=dword:00000000[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoActiveDesktopChanges"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] "NoDispBackgroundPage"=dword:00000000 "Wal... Read more

A:#1- 73 Processes, #2- desktop background won't show.

Vista will eat your RAM. In most cases, 2 gB is the minimum to get acceptable performance (although with a lot of work you'll be able to get Vista Home Basic to work with 1 gB).

Looking at your processes - you've got an awful lot of memory being consumed by McAfee products in several entries. I'd suggest dumping the McAfee for something that's a bit more considerate of your RAM.

Also, your Indexing service is taking a lot of memory, I'd suggest shutting that off. The same goes for the Epson service.

Firefox and MSPaint take their chunk also - exiting them when you're done will help to conserve the RAM

The svchost.exe process that's using 41,480 K is a concern, right click on it and select "Go to Service(s)". Once there, scroll up and down to see which services are highlighted and let us know what you find.

As for the second issue, have you made any changes to the system? Have you scanned for malware?

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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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after a while using the computer. This has just started today.

I ran Avira, MalwareBytes and SysBot and nothing shows up such as malware or a virus.

So I am at a loss about this. I am worried that my computer has been compromised.

Thanks in advance.

A:Help needed! I have about 30 Com Surrogate processes that show up ...

Hey Bud,

Looks like we are the only ones on the whole internet using Win7 with a problem of 30 to 50 Com Surrogate processes!

I'll start working on this issue past all the same scans that you did, that did not show anything malicious, today! I'll keep you posted as to what works!

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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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i recently upgraded to windows 7 and now most of my programs wont load without running as administrator. i can see them in processes but not in applications. I was wondering how i would change it so these programs wouldn't need to be run as administrator to work properly

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Update: see next post
Hi there,
First, if this question is in the wrong place, please do point me to the right section.
If you take a look at the screenshots of task manager below, you'll notice something odd. I have a bunch of processes, all using 0% of the cpu. That makes sense, since the computer is not doing anything at the moment, so it should be 0. Then, if you take a look at the bottom of the frame, the total cpu use is shown as 9%, and that is shown again in the next screenshot. [as a note about the percent of cpu use: that is about the maximum amount a single threaded process can use on a 6-core processor with hyperthreading. That is like 1 [email protected] client running, if you are familiar, although there is no such client running].

So, my question: Where is the cpu use coming from? It starts up like this about two minutes after logging in, and continues like this indefinitely, every time. My computer has not always done this though (it started a few days ago), so I'm concerned. System information in the spec link thing.

Any ideas would be much appreciated!

processes, notice they all say 0 under the cpu column.
performance tab, showing that there is significant cpu usage over time.

A:Hidden CPU use? CPU being used, but no processes show it (screenshot)

Do you see any noticeable change in processes if you poke "show processes from all users"?

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Most of my programs are not starting up correctly any more. They do appear in the list of processes after I try to start them from the start menu, but they do not show in the applications tab in Windows Task Manager. Also, no program window appears as well as no tray icon is shown. Resource Monitor shows the "stuck" apps with status 'suspended'.
I am only able to start these applications normally when I do run them with administrator privileges.

The last thing I was doing before these problems occured was using Debian 6.0 in a VirtualBox (v4.0.6). I immediately started VirtualBox after Windows logon and subsequently I could not open any other programs.
Now these problems persist even after several reboots and without VirtualBox running. I also already tried the repair function of Windows with no effect.

The only programs which still seem to work normally are VirtualBox, Internet Explorer 9 (64-bit), Avira AntiVir (v10.0.0.648) and the Snipping Tool.

When I try to run system tools like Reliability History, Network and Sharing Center, Windows Updates or even the Control Panel(!), I get a message box saying "There is not enough free memory to run this program. Exit one or more programs, and then try again.".
Resource monitor tells me I got 2.8GB of free memory, tho.

I was not able to find a similar thread or problem described, neither on these forums nor through google. Still I hope someone else has already experienced this and can help me fix it.

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A:Programs show under processes, but not in Applications tab

Please upload a report as there is some information included I would like to look over


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When windows starts up, I have both users on the screen.But, when I go to log out of one to another,I don't have a choice of users. It will only allow me to log off only without having a choice to log into to 2 users? Help.

A:XP-can't change users-does not show all users.

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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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PLease disregard post. Issue resolved.

A:Infected - Vscanners only show in processes. Never launch

Thank you for letting us know.

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I've seen a few posts with this problem but none of the suggestions have helped (short of reformatting the hard drive and going through a reinstall to include all drivers and software.

I am trying to assist a friend. Due to other issues she was having with her stand-alone (i.e., not networked) Gateway 500SE PC, about two weeks ago I completely reformatted her hard drive, reinstalled Windows XP, reinstalled all her software and drivers, and ran Microsoft update to ensure everything was current. She indicated that she hadn't changed anything since then but when she turned her computer on this morning, no users were displayed in the Windows Log-on screen.

I tried to use the Control-Alt-Delete sequence (twice) to bring up a user log-in screen but entering either of the two user names (one of which has no password) resulted in a dialog indicating an incorrect domain.

Then I tried boot in the Safe mode but the process led to a request for the Administrator Password. No Administrator password is set but hitting "ENTER" gets rejected as an invalid password.

I tried repairing XP using her install disk but after running that process, I had the exact same issue - no users listed on the log-on page.

This is about the third time in the past year that she has had this exact same problem with her computer so I'm spending more time on it reformatting and reinstalling than she is using it for Web access and e-mail (her primary requirements).

Any suggestions will b... Read more

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How do you get a map of all people using you network and can you set it up somehow to alert you if someone tries to access your network? I don't have this happening but would like to know how to see everyone currently using my home network and yes it is protected in case you want to know.

A:Show all users on network

easy way is to use your router to see All Attached Devices; you get the IP, Mac address and sometimes the System Name.

A tool that scans for devices is [email protected]; kind of cute and effective

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WIN 8.1

I have 3 users set up on my PC. I see all 3 on the logon screen. I can sign on to each one. Up until last night, I could see all 3 when exploring the c-drive. Now, all I see is 1 of them. This is what I see under Users:

ADMIN <--this is an administrator account.

ADMIN is the only user I see. I can see it while logged on to each account. I have an online backup service which used to see all of the users and backed them up. Last night, it couldn't find them. What could have happened? Should I try restoring to the last restore point? Thanks.

A:Users exist, but don't show up.

Hello Alant,

A restore point dated before this happened would be a good first option to try to fix this with.

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I recently purchased a DELL Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop computer.
Windows Media Player for Windows 10 will only play the audio portion of .MPG files. The video portion of the .MPG file will not play. (.MP4 files are working fine)
If I transfer the .MPG file to my (now) old DELL laptop which is running Windows 7, the .MPG files plays both audio and video...as one would expect.
This suggests to me the issue has something to do with the video card in my new DELL Inspiron 15 7000 laptop computer.
How can/do I go about resolving this issue so that I can play .MPG videos on my new DELL laptop?

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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 downloaded a bunch of game torrents yesterday from The Pirate Bay, ranging from Halo to Angry Birds. Each time I open the installer for any of these games (I've tried Angry Birds:Star Wars, Portal 1, and Halo 1), Windows acts as if it's loading something, and then goes back to normal, whether I run as an administrator or not. I have Win7 64-bit, 6 GB RAM, DirectX 11, an AMD Quad-Core 2.4GHz athlon II x4 610e processor, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series graphics card. I also used Steam to run Portal:First Slice, a free demo, and it ran fine. The only problem I can think of is that they aren't the Windows 7 versions? I can't imagine that would be a problem, though. I don't know, please help! P.S. Not sure which route would be the best to most effectively optimize my PC for gaming, so any suggestions are welcome. Keep in mind I'm on a Dell All-In-One PC, so components upgrades/additions might be a bit complicated. I plan on taking the games to school on a flash drive so I can try them during my computers class on the systems there.

A:Solved: Game installers won't run, but show as processes on TskMgr

WOW, restarted my PC and everything works fine Sorry I sorta jumped the gun posting this thread.

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Is there a quick way to show ALL the folders a user has access to on a network drive?

I just need something that will show any folder on the server a specified user has access to.

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How to show all machine?s users on the log-off (sign out) mode?

I?m wondering if there is a way to show all machine?s users at log-off mode (attached) in one go.

Thank you



A:How to show all machine’s users on the log-off (sign out)

Hello Jamal,

If you like, Option One in the tutorial can have your sign in screen show all users by default.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I want to get a list of Local Users and Groups as shown in the first screen shot (taken from the Web).
When I run Computer Management as administrator that information is not available under
Computer Management > System Tools (second screen shot - my computer)
How can I get this information?
Frank C

A:Show Local users and Groups

Hello Frank, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

If you like, you could use step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below list users in a group.

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

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I from to Viet Nam and i don't known speak Englishs. Sorry
My computer today when open windown defender and click start now then show error : " the specified services does not exist as an installed services. ( error code 0x80070424 ) " beacause I don't often update windown defender.
This is error :
All key : Scan, history, tools were disable

An hour ago, my computer is loading then shutdown and automatic restart and windown defender was disable.
I were restart computer many times but unavailing.
This is images folder and services.msc in my computer. I think trojan but i don'n find. I don't use antivirus. I use windown defender !
link : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
What is happening ?
Please help me !
Thanks supporter so much !

A:Windown Defender Win 7 do not show in services.msc and ...

You might need Windows 7 install DVD, or, a factory restore -- that would be "worst-case." Do you have any System Restore Points? Or, do you have any full image backups on any external media? What you have made or did not make before this happened to Windows Defender will determine next course of action.
Meanwhile, just to make sure you are not a victim or virus or malware, have you run any anti-virus and anti-malware scans?

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I was just checking in the services.msc and noticed that Ready Boost isn't in there. I remember in Vista it was but it would appear that's not the case in Win 7.

Why did MS remove it from the services ?

Superfetch is there though

A:Why doesn't ReadyBoost show up under Services ?

Hello Jordan,

It's a process now instead of a service in Windows 7. That's all.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FS570 laptop, and when I turned it on yesterday, it booted up to my desktop and I could move the cursor around the screen, but none of my icons or the taskbar showed up. Ctrl-alt-delete didn't work, so I booted it in safe mode and ran chkdsk. It found one problem with .lnk file and fixed it, but the problem remained the same. I was able to open the task manager in safe mode, and I noticed that services.exe was using 99% of the CPU most of the time.

I have symantec antivirus software installed, I run Malwarebytes and regcure at least once a week and left them fix any problems. I am running Windows XP home with service pack 3 installed.

Can anyone help me?

A:Desktop doesn't show; services.exe using 99% CPU

Regcure may be the cause of it all. It's a myth, crapware and will never do anything useful for anyone, ever. As an aside, advocates that use it need to be directly confronted as often as possible due to the fact that their ignorance causes similarly uninformed people to use it and have serious problems. It SHOULD be classified as malware, not so much because of what it does, or what it claims to do, but due to the fact that so many ignorant people use it and then have problems.

Continue to run chkdsk in order to find out if the HD is consistantly good, or is giving regular errors as an early-warning sign of pending failure.

Have you used the Safe Mode menu to boot to "Use Last Known Good Configuration" ?

What happens when you use Task Manager to kill the process using 99% of the CPU ?

You should not have both Symantec and Anit-Malwarebytes. AV software frequently conflict and cause probems. Further, the effect of doubling your AV scanners does not double your protection. If it increases it at all, that increase is marginal. However, it DOES double the load on your computer resources, and slows your machine down. Uninstall one or the other.

If possible, running a System Restore may fix the whole problem. It's possible a Windows Update failed and an SR will send the machine back to when it worked.

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I'm using NT Server 4.0 SP6a

Suddenly (it's posssible I had a break in?) some of my services don't show in Control Panel's "Services" applet. In particular none of the Exchange (5.5 SP4) services and the RAS service no longer show there. I know the services are running because e.g. Exchange works. What can I do to get these services to show again in Control Panel's "Services" display? BTW, other services (e.g. DNS Service) *do* show in "Services".

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When I boot my computer, it's booting way slower than normally, and my windows welcome center will not close, it shows up and the computer moves very slow for an amount of time, randomly the task bar thing for welcome center will turn orange, but if you click it, nothing happens, and the computer begins to go slow again.

How do I get welcome center to close and disable it?

A:Welcome center will not close, or show anything

You can press Ctrl + Alt + Del and stop/terminate this process by right clicking/selecting it in Task Manager.

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