Task manager problem -- please help

By Nirer ยท 9 replies
Feb 21, 2008
  1. Hello, I'm new to this forum and I would request some help.
    The problem is I've recently formatted my computer, but with the wrong disc.
    I've seem to lost my Wesmosis disc (Windows XP disc) and I am stuck with this one for now, the problem is:
    I press anything to bring my "Task Manager" up and nothing happens!
    I even went to the system32 folder and pressed the "taskmgr.exe" and it said:
    The specific path does not exist or something like that...
    Anyways, I surly hope you would help a nice forum geek :)
    thx in advanced :)
    here is the hijackthis.log:

  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Sounds like your PC might be infected with some form of malware. Try everything here and then post back.

    Oh, just so you know the version of HJT you have installed is out of date ;).
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Why did you reformat the comouter?
    Why did you use the wrong disc?

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  4. Nirer

    Nirer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thx guys! Although, how do I fix the Task Manager problem??
    Also I've seen you have listed that the Nod32 Protective system isn't suitable for a perfect computer... Should I use the Ashampoo firewall instead??
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    You attempt this:

  6. Nirer

    Nirer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tried everything! read every step at least 2 times and found nothing... please how can i fix this?
  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Impossible. I don't see a log of results posted from your scan with HJT v2.0.0.2.
  8. Nirer

    Nirer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried it afterwards... (after i posted this post)
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    In addition to cleaning out the malware, I hope you will make use of the time I spent identifying the programs you have on Startup.
  10. Nirer

    Nirer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ohh yeah, Thx Bobbye :)
    Sorry I forgot to thank you, but I'm still having trouble even though you helped me knowledge every program so thx :)
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