Ctrl+Alt+Del not working win XP/SP2

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  1. rajeevchavan

    rajeevchavan New Member

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    Hi
    I have a strange problem in my laptop(windows xp/sp2).I am unable to get windows task manger on
    pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del Also I am unable to use dos window.Even if I give command like "dir" at
    command prompt it is not executed.even sfc.exe is not executed .Pls help
    Rajeev Chavan
     
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    Did you do your virus,spyware,crapware scans?
    Does it works in 'safe mode'?
     
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    Hope this helps.

     
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    Try Windows Restore.
     
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    First thing to check out is that you are have logged in as administrator to access Task manager.
    Secondly,
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
    2. Click the Advanced tab.
    3. In the 'Secure logon' section, make sure 'Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete' check box.

    If this doesn't solve your problem, then your system is infected with Virus. There are many virus involving security issue. Scan complete system with a good antivirus software.

    Take a registry back-up.
    Then run this registry entry. Ctrl+alt+del

    This should solve your problem.
     
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    well make sure u r log in with ADMIN account... would have asked u to run SFC to check the system files... but as u report that, the SFC command is also not exicuting... well i would suggest boot in to SAFE MODE then try to RUN command SFC /SCANNOW
     
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    this is some strange problem any way try this combination to open the windows task manager...
    Ctrl+Shift+Esc(All Left Hand Keys).
    this should help you and about the DOS window, i dont know if i got you right. if you are trying to open the COMMAND PROMPT window then try this...
    Start-> Run-> Type " CMD " (without quotes and in caps).
     
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    WOW ctrl+alt+del not workin in windows!!! u r doomed :D
     
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    This happened to mee too.
    i had to run a "Standard Recovery" in my HP Pavilion Desktop, its a process in which Windows XP Re-Installs without any FARMATTING or Any FILE DELETION , "Program Files" folder is retained.

    This applies if you have OEM Windows XP Installed, Like if your Laptop is of HP brand. & you have a separate "RECOVERY PARTITION" in your HDD.

    Try running the "Standard Recovery" option from start menu.

    e.g. if your Lappy is HP pavilion, then goto=> "Start->All Programs->PC Help & Tools-> HP PC System Recovery->select Standard Recovery."
     
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    Hi All
    Thanks for your valuable contributions.I will try out what you have suggested.I believe it is a problem related to virus.
    Thanks to all of you
    Rajeev Chavam
     
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