Thinkpad won't open taskman. Clean install.

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
July 7, 2010 at 06:03:24
Specs: Windows 7
I'm working on my mom's old laptop. It's a Thinkpad T42. Pentium M processor, 512mb ram, 32gb hd. She has noticed that the Thinkpad is very slow as of late. I cannot open taskman via ctl-alt-del or command line. Regedit and all other programs run fine. I ran diagnostics on the processor, ram, and hard drive (via the Ultimate Boot CD) and turned up nothing wrong. I reinstalled XP thinking that she may have had a virus or malware going undetected, but the problem still exists with the new install.

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#1
July 7, 2010 at 09:09:17
"I reinstalled XP thinking that she may have had a virus or malware going undetected, but the problem still exists with the new install."

How did you do this?

Did you format the drive and reinstall Windows, or did you skip formatting the drive?

Did you backup any files before you did this and if so what kind of files.?

When you tried Task Manager is it there but Greyed Out or is it just not showing on the Ctrl+Alt+Del Menu?

When the system does not allow you to run Task Manager then it is because you are on a Domain with Group Policies to prevent you or you have a Virus. I am guessing that you are some how putting the virus back on the system, not formatting the drive, or using an infected systems disk.


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#2
July 7, 2010 at 16:39:28
Hi! Thank you for the comments.

I reinstalled windows XP professional from an original disk. I deleted the existing partition, recreated it, and formatted the drive (not quick format) before I reinstalled.

The thing is Ctl-alt-del doesn't do anything. I can press it all day and nothing comes up.

taskman.exe cannot be started from the "run" command line either.


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#3
July 7, 2010 at 18:08:10
johnwohl, Try the underscored "Repair" reg file fix on line 113 (left column) at the link below. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. If that doesn't correct the problem try the "Enable the Task Manager" reg file fix. These fixes are for Windows XP

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

Tufenuf


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