Task Manager Doesn't Work, Another Program Is Currently Using This File

By .BillBert ยท 89 replies
Jul 29, 2008
  1. .BillBert

    .BillBert TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    No luck...
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Oh I see you haven't done that then.

    Anyway, when you first turn on your computer, you will see a prompt like hit DEL (or F2 or some other key) to get into CMOS (or Setup or Bios or Firmware)
    (God knows why manufactures just don't make this a constant name?)

    Anyway get into CMOS, use your Arrow keys and Tab key to move about
    ONLY change the Default to Load Defaults (or Optimized Defaults, or whatever label it says)

    Load defaults
    Then press F10 (function key)
    Save and exit
    Continue the Windows Install

    Or else fails (again!)
    Go back to CMOS and disable USB
    Then press F10 (function key)
    Save and exit
    Continue the Windows Install
  3. .BillBert

    .BillBert TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    i Did the defaults and the disable USB but still doesnt work..
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I can't see how you could be that quick??
    Are you in fact doing this?

    I want you to go back and start (or continue rather) the Windows Repair install
    I can't see how this is proven in 2 mins :confused:
  5. .BillBert

    .BillBert TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    well i did that before u said it, i mean why would i lie to you... its my computer that i want fixed

    Edited: I did it again and it till doesnt work

    I see the Windows XP load screen and the green blocks move every slowly almost not moving

    and then it froze
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I've done a thousand computers (Repair and installs) and it takes time (loading alll drivers what not)

    Anyway, it just seemed too quick
    Test with USB enabled
    Test with USB disabled

    I think at this stage "Windows not Repairing"
    It's trying too load a driver that is still installed

    I'm trying to think (well I never stop actually)
    But if I had it at this stage, I'd be backing up and installing clean (ie remove the Partition)

    It's either that, or do an exhaustive test on the HardDrive (which I don't recommend!)

    This thread is just way too long
    Backup and install clean, would confirm it's not hardware fault.
    (Although pretty sure it's driver related)

    Obviously nothing is connected to the laptop? externally?
    Actually if you have two ram cards, try with one out (I did read a long time ago that too much Ram (above 1 Gig) can cause issues on re-installs (on some computers)

    Your thoughts?
  7. .BillBert

    .BillBert TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Hmm well Im trying to start windows in safe mode right and no luck i get error

    Windows XP setup cannot run under Safemode. Setup will restart now.

    And nothing is connected expect the Power Cord
  8. .BillBert

    .BillBert TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I was thinking of reformating, but i dont know how to back up all my files
  9. .BillBert

    .BillBert TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    How would i do this?
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It's back there somewhere in all the posts
    Ultimate Boot CD (I think it was this thread?)

    Anyway look that up and boot from it, then burn or copy your data to USB Flash drive (or any external media)

    Oh yeah pls don't do 3 posts in a row (especially on this thread !
  11. .BillBert

    .BillBert TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    haha sorry about that i was wondering if theres a guide for using this

    Anyways thanks for all the help and i hope this would be the last posts we have on this thread
  12. .BillBert

    .BillBert TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Yay i got my comp-u-comp to work again Woot

    Thanks for all your effort and time

  13. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Thanks for letting us know Bill
  14. ebremenkamp

    ebremenkamp TS Rookie

    What does this exactly mean

    This is obviously a bug and does this mean that there is an organization over seas dumping my information into their database?
  15. ebremenkamp

    ebremenkamp TS Rookie

    This virus won't even let me start in 'safe mode' and when it starts normally I get a blue screen telling me there has been an error and won't let me move forward. Is there something I have to do in system setup to begin to fix this?
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