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Ctrl + Alt + Del stopped working

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#1 terrypin


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Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:37 AM

Anyone think of why Ctrl + Alt + Del would stop working please? I can still get to XP Pro Task Manager by using Start > Help and Support > Task Manager, but obviously that's a poor second best.

Presumably it will return after a reboot, but as that's a 5-10 minute task (for everything to settle down) I'd like to try any other fixes that anyone can suggest please.

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:22 AM

but as that's a 5-10 minute task (for everything to settle down)

Hi - Do you think there may be an infection causing this problem -
Are there other problems like bad slowing and any redirecting , or is things just a bit slow -
You can try to run disk check and see if there are any basic problems -
Copy and paste this code into Run Box - Close all open programs including the internet - The scan should take about 30 to 45 mins and check/repair any faults it finds -
Click OK when you are ready and the item will reboot your computer after 30 seconds, and run a full 5 stage check -

Thank you -

Edited by noknojon, 06 January 2011 - 06:34 AM.

#3 bicycle bill

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:49 PM

Why not just right the taskbar>task manager? Two clicks.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 08:28 PM

I put a shortcut link on my taskbar for it: C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe (one click!)
You can go to system32, right click on taskmgr.exe, and choose "send to" then select "desktop shortcut, then drag the shortcut to the taskbar.

Bill, I never realized that link was there for all these years!

Try this to restore cntrl alt del:


Scroll down to #51 on the right side and try running "Enable the Task Manager"

or this:

1)Go to start>Run>type "gpedit.Msc" without quotes.
2)The group policy editor appears.
3)Double Click on user configuration-->Administrative Templates-->System-->CTRL+ALT+DEL options-->Remove task manager-->Choose the "disabled" option and click "OK".

Edited by FrankOtheMountaiN, 07 January 2011 - 08:46 PM.

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