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Logoff / Task Manager / Windows Installer all hanging

Q: Logoff / Task Manager / Windows Installer all hanging

Im using Vista and everytime I try to Shut Down it hangs on the Logoff screen...

.... Pressing ctrl+alt+del no longer brings up Task Manager despite the icon being displayed in the icon tray so i cant close any programs

--- windows explorer doesnt work properly .. not responding ....

.... If i try to install a program, windows installer doesnt do it, if i cancel it just says cancelling and hangs....

.... anyone as to any ideas how to resolve ...

thanks - yahya

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A: Logoff / Task Manager / Windows Installer all hanging

How long has this issue beein going on?What programs do you have running at startup? Have you tried disabling with a startup manager, then re-enabling one at a time?Have you tried using System Restore or System Restore from a command prompt in Safe Mode to return to a previous state before your problems began?
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A:Windows Vista "Logging Off" hangs, Windows Installer and Task Manager not responding

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Check Resource Monitor - does CPU, RAM, HDD, etc... pin at 100%?
START | type perfmon /res

Also check -

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2. Reliability Monitor -
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A:Windows Task Manager help!

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Quote: Originally Posted by rjmach

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A:Windows Task Manager help

53 process showing all users is not to high. Mine has 54 and I run lean and mean.

Windows considers its self as a user and all the other things that are up and running.

Your normal don't worry about it.
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A:Windows task manager

Hi crosslc , welcome to TSG

Maximise Task Manager and click on the Processes tab ( as you describe it as a process I assume that's where you see it ) . Directly on top of the list of processes you'll see headings for Image Name , Session ID , CPU Usage , etc . These headings are divided by a vertical line . Hold your mouse over the divider between Processes and Session ID and then left-click and drag the divider until you can see the full name of the .exe . You can then Start / Search and type in the name of the process to find where it's located on your hard drive . A google search for the process will probably give you a very good idea of the underlying problem and how to deal with it - and of course posting any further information or developments here invariably yields dividends
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A:Windows Task Manager

Try Ctrl+Shift+Esc


Task Manager, MSCONFIG, or REGEDIT disappears while opening

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A:Windows XP Task Manager

Welcome to TSG and happy birthday!

Piggybacks are not the preferred way to get support so I've split your post to a separate thread, please always start NEW topics when requesting help.

First make sure "show hidden files" is checked in Folder Options > View, have HijackThis and probably a copy of these instructions on the desktop. Make sure your antivirus is updated with the latest definitions.

1 -- shutdown completely and wait about 20 seconds, then press f8 promptly on restart to access the boot menu and select Safe Mode.

2 -- run Explorer and navigate to:

C:\WINDOWS\System32 and send OUAGTNP.EXE to the recycle bin

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R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) =
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A:Getting rid of IE in my Windows Task Manager

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Filename: iexplore.exe
Location: Unknown
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A:Windows Task Manager

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Lets start with this
Run a full and updated anti virus scan
Download and do the same with malwarebytes

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A:Windows Task Manager

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A:Windows XP Task Manager

Restart Hijack This
Put a check Mark against the following:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindowsData] C:\WINDOWS\System32\explor.exe

Restart your computer

Go to C:\WINDOWS\System32\explor.exe
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A:Windows XP Task Manager

Look in C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\ , find taskmgr.exe and execute it.

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A:Help With Windows Task Manager?

glorymomof3 said:

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A:Windows Task Manager

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A:windows xp, task manager

Please post in the Am I Infected forum.
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A:Windows Task Manager (help)

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KBD.EXE Multimedia keyboard manager
mwsoemon.exe is a spyware program

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When you have run and fixed everything with Spybot Search and Destroy and AdAware, please reboot before scanning, as not everything can be removed when Windows is running

Go to this page, and download 'Hijack This!'.

Unzip it, launch Hijack This, then press Scan, and press Save Log

This will generate a text file that will list all running processes, all applications that are loaded automatically when you start Windows, and more.

open that file
Go to Edit | Select all
Now click Edit | copy to copy it

Do not change anything just yet
Come back to the forum, Right Click and paste its contents here

Someone will come along and have a look at it, and advise you what still needs to be removed.
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A:Windows XP Task Manager

Try running a spyware and virus scan. You can use trend micros online scan and also download spybot. See if it finds anything.
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I fixed it myself, instructions here:
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A:Windows Task Manager

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smss.exe is unnecessary; do a yahoo search to find out how to remove it (it's still only 344K though)

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A:windows task manager

Check your anti-virus scan schedule. That may be running.
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A:Windows Task Manager

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A:Windows XP Task manager

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Double click the empty space like where the services button would be. It is in Tiny Footprint mode.
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A:Windows XP Task Manager

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Familiarizing yourself with the processes running on your system is the first step to reconizing what you can stop.
You can go to Google and search the internet for the .exe. Always make sure you know what is running before you stop a process.
I hope this helped.
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50 processes running/ CPU usage between 1%-10%

TeaTimer.exe 91,736k
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Thank your for your time!

A:Windows Task Manager

Attached is the Hijack This! File I just scanned, assuming it is relevant to this topic.

Thanks very much!
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A:Windows Task Manager

*remove your e-add, or else you'll get loads of spamS"
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A:Windows Task Manager

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner. Enable the Task Manager - #51 on the right.Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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A:Windows Task Manager

Ok I say only keep the ones you need. This will not make them stop. Where are you removing them from? Services or startup? As of startup just get as few as you need. Your pc will start up faster this way.

And you will then just have to manually open them if there not set to run on startup.

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A:Windows Task Manager

Hi Colleenconnie- Welcome to TSG!

One thing I can do for you quickly is to look at an Hijackthis log, which shows us what is running/starting up with Windows....and it also can point out anything that should not be there... we do this routinely to check for bad software, malware, and other issues.

so I advise this:

go to Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
Click the blue "Download the Hijackthis Installer" link
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then save the log and then the log will open in Notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

Please also do this:

Open Hijack This and click on the "Open the Misc Tools section" button.
Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.
Click the "Save List" button. After you click the "Save List" button, you will be asked where to save the file. Pick a place to save it then the list should open in notepad.
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Open the Task Manager, and double-click anywhere along the border.
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What are the names of the proccess that are using the most CPU and memory usage.

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A:Windows XP Task Manager


Try double clicking somehwere on the border of the Task Manager
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A:Problem with installer hanging

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I made the mistake of connecting to the internet with an out-of-date version of norton.
I've since updated norton, but now i'm getting pop-ups about windows security center telling me to run a complete scan. any time i open an IE window it defaults to the same pop-up message. I tried to get to task manager and the option isn't there.

I'm new to this site, and fairly 'uneducated' about these types of problems.
having read a bunch of threads already on this site, i'm assuming i need to run highjackthis and post the results ???

and them something about combofix and posting results ???

i'm not sure what to do, but this is infuriatingly retarding me finishing my PhD and i'm about to lose it.

any help would be much much much greatly appreciated !!!


A:HELP PLEASE (can't access windows task manager) pop-ups, etc...

here is the file generated by HJT

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:37:40 PM, on 10/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\PCI F5D7000\Wireless Utility\Belkinwcui.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\GATEWAY P4-1500\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-d9e3-4bc6-a0bd-3d0ca4be5271} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000012-890e-4aac-afd9-eff6954a34dd} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {029e02f0-a0e5-4b19-b958-7bf2db29fb13} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06dfedaa-6196-11d5-bfc8-00508b4a487d} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {12F02779-6D88-4958-8AD3-83C12D86ADC7} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1adbcce8-cf84-441e-9b38-afc7a19c06a4} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2d7cb618-cc1c-4126-a7e3-f5b12d3bcf71} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {51641ef3-8a7a-4d84-8659-b0911e947cc8} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53C330D6-A4AB-419B-B45D-FD4411C1FEF4} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {54645654-2225-4455-44A1-9F4543D34546} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: NCO 2.0 IE BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.0\coIEPlg.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {669695bc-a811-4a9d-8cdf-ba8c795f261e} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6abc861a-31e7-4d91-b43b-d3c98f22a5c0} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\IDS\IPSBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {944864a5-3916-46e2-96a9-a2e84f3f1208} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {a4a435cf-3583-11d4-91bd-0048546a1450} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {b8875bfe-b021-11d4-bfa8-00508b8e9bd3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {bb936323-19fa-4521-ba29-eca6a121bc78} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {c2680e10-1655-4a0e-87f8-4259325a84b7} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {c4ca6559-2cf1-48b6-96b2-8340a06fd129} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {c5af2622-8c75-4dfb-9693-23ab7686a456} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {ca1d1b05-9c66-11d5-a009-000103c1e50b} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: oembios32.msdn_hlp - {D79E1D43-C805-40EF-8ACB-DFFB17E9A4AF} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios32.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {d8efadf1-9009-11d6-8c73-608c5dc19089} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {e9147a0a-a866-4214-b47c-da821891240f} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {e9306072-417e-43e3-81d5-369490beef7c} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Show Norton Toolbar - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.0\CoIEPlg.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [osCheck] "C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\osCheck.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaU... Read more
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