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Hidden drives and inaccessible Task Manager


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#1 7-11

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

1. How to unveil hidden drives which don't appear in My Computer?

2. I've pressed CTRL + ALT + DEL, but the Task Manager won't show up. How to make it appear?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Disk Management would be the proper vehicle to reflect all partitions/drives.

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Are You sure your computer isn't infected? Or have you recently cleaned an Infection?

Disabling the Task manager is one of their tricks to make removing it harder as I understand it.

Checking in the control panel is the Windows Firewall working?

Is Your Antivirus running?

If there is no infection then Try this repair tool through Step 4 do not do the last step at this time. There are different thing to set there.
Thanks to Broni for this:

Download Windows Repair (all in one) from this site

Install the program then run it.

Go to Step 2 and allow it to run CheckDisk by clicking on Do It button:

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Once that is done then go to Step 3 and allow it to run System File Check by clicking on Do It button:

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Go to Step 4 and under "System Restore" click on Create button:

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Go to Start Repairs tab and click Start button.

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Please ensure that ONLY items seen in the image below are ticked as indicated (they're all checked by default):

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Click on box next to the Restart System when Finished. Then click on Start.


Good Luck
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

This is not about virus.. What I'm dealing with are public computers which drives and Task Manager are hidden and inaccessible respectively.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

Are the computers part of a network or domain that is managed by someone? If so they likely have a policy in place to disable such things and your best bet would be to contact that person and ask them.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

Disk Management would be the proper vehicle to reflect all partitions/drives.

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Louis


When I right-click and try to explore/open the drive, a notification shows up and says something about restriction.


Are the computers part of a network or domain that is managed by someone? If so they likely have a policy in place to disable such things and your best bet would be to contact that person and ask them.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

I need to bump the thread.




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