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CJ
18-07-2005, 03:23 PM
I have Windows XP Professional SP2 and just recently I am unable to ctl alt
delete. When I hold these keys nothing happens now. Any ideas what has
happened?
Thanks
Chris J

Ramesh, MS-MVP
18-07-2005, 03:43 PM
Chris,

With Welcome Screen / FUS enabled, pressing the CTRL+ALT+DEL opens Task
Manager. Otherwise, the Windows Security dialog appears.

I guess that you're unable to open Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) using the
C-A-D key sequence. If so, try running taskmgr.exe from Start, Run dialog.
Note that there are many viruses that terminate taskmgr.exe process
immediately.

Try Trend Micro's Sysclean package (Stand-alone scanner)
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"CJ" <CJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F7F833D1-8F62-43ED-A3D3-F8228517DFEE@microsoft.com...
>I have Windows XP Professional SP2 and just recently I am unable to ctl alt
> delete. When I hold these keys nothing happens now. Any ideas what has
> happened?
> Thanks
> Chris J

Enkidu
18-07-2005, 06:13 PM
CJ wrote:
>
> I have Windows XP Professional SP2 and just recently
> I am unable to ctl alt delete. When I hold these keys
> nothing happens now. Any ideas what has happened?
>
Most computer keyboards have more than one of each of those
keys. Try the others - it may be a problem with one or more
of them.

Cheers,

Cliff

--

Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com

CJ
19-07-2005, 12:03 AM
Thanks for the reply. I tried running the taskmgr.exe from the Run dialog
and I get the message: "Another program is currently using this file". What
does that mean?
Thanks.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Chris,
>
> With Welcome Screen / FUS enabled, pressing the CTRL+ALT+DEL opens Task
> Manager. Otherwise, the Windows Security dialog appears.
>
> I guess that you're unable to open Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) using the
> C-A-D key sequence. If so, try running taskmgr.exe from Start, Run dialog.
> Note that there are many viruses that terminate taskmgr.exe process
> immediately.
>
> Try Trend Micro's Sysclean package (Stand-alone scanner)
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "CJ" <CJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F7F833D1-8F62-43ED-A3D3-F8228517DFEE@microsoft.com...
> >I have Windows XP Professional SP2 and just recently I am unable to ctl alt
> > delete. When I hold these keys nothing happens now. Any ideas what has
> > happened?
> > Thanks
> > Chris J
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
19-07-2005, 01:53 AM
CJ,

My assumption is that another program is suspending Taskmgr.exe process. I'd
investigate using Process Explorer (www.sysinternals.com), and follow-up
with Trend Micro's Sysclean package.

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"CJ" <CJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:78010757-B297-4C63-B9AF-B57264EDFB50@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the reply. I tried running the taskmgr.exe from the Run dialog
> and I get the message: "Another program is currently using this file".
> What
> does that mean?
> Thanks.
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Chris,
>>
>> With Welcome Screen / FUS enabled, pressing the CTRL+ALT+DEL opens Task
>> Manager. Otherwise, the Windows Security dialog appears.
>>
>> I guess that you're unable to open Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) using the
>> C-A-D key sequence. If so, try running taskmgr.exe from Start, Run
>> dialog.
>> Note that there are many viruses that terminate taskmgr.exe process
>> immediately.
>>
>> Try Trend Micro's Sysclean package (Stand-alone scanner)
>> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "CJ" <CJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F7F833D1-8F62-43ED-A3D3-F8228517DFEE@microsoft.com...
>> >I have Windows XP Professional SP2 and just recently I am unable to ctl
>> >alt
>> > delete. When I hold these keys nothing happens now. Any ideas what
>> > has
>> > happened?
>> > Thanks
>> > Chris J
>>
>>

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