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Taskmgr.exe is not a valid win32 application


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#1 Qlaxis

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:04 PM

So, I tried to use my task manager to stop a task because it wasn't running correctly, and I don't get anything. I tried the cntrl+alt+delete and the cntrl+shift+esc to try and bring it up, but it didn't work. I then tried to get it to run through Run, and nothing happened. And so I went into system32 to activate it manually, and I get this "Windows cannot find 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly..."
The icon is plainly there, but apparently, Windows can't find it. Spybot couldn't find anything, neither could ZoneAlarm. So I ran superantivirus and it found some things and found a few issues and needed to reboot. So I left it for a moment, came back, and rebooted it. It got to the XP screen and crashed. I think it did that again, so I rebooted in safe mode, ran some scans but didn't come up with anything. Rebooted and nothing special has happened yet, except that I still can't access taskmgr.
Thanks for your help ahead of time,
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:48 AM

Try using the System Restore, choose a date prior to your problem.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.

When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.
The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore, you may get the message telling you that you will have to restart your computer to start, click ok. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:51 AM

See if anything here helps:
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:49 PM

Try using the System Restore, choose a date prior to your problem.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.

When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.
The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore, you may get the message telling you that you will have to restart your computer to start, click ok. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.


Checked, and my system restore only goes 2 days back. Not quite far enough.

And to tg1911: I don't really see anything on there that would help. After all, it is already part of windows.

Edited by Qlaxis, 03 March 2009 - 09:51 PM.





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