Task manager problem

By Bartender802 ยท 30 replies
Apr 16, 2004
  1. I open to my task manager and I ony get the bottom part of the screen. The top part where it says task manager is missing along with the tabs any ideas what might be the problem. Attached a pic to let you all see what I am talking about

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  2. Bartender802

    Bartender802 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 58

    Figured the problems out founf it I double clicked on the yop line it brought it back
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

  4. SkankingMakar

    SkankingMakar TS Rookie

    Similar Problem

    I have a problem with my task bar, except it doesn't show up and neither does my msconfig or regedit.
  5. 12Illuminati21

    12Illuminati21 TS Rookie

    I hate to break it to you, but you have been hijacked. Read this for information on removing your virus.
  6. compuser2

    compuser2 TS Rookie


    i have the same problem but in this case my system32 folder is missing in Windows... arrghh i really dont know what to do.... i cant use my task manager,regedit, either on run... please help me... I ran all sorts of anti spyware(Spyware Doctor, Microsoft, Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Xoftspy) but its no use.... I badly need your help... jp_blissbone@yahoo.com
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Try booting into safe mode and doing all the scans etc.

    If you still have problems then maybe you need to do a repair install of Windows.

    I`m assuming that you`re either running Windows 2000 or XP.

    Instructions on how to do a repair are HERE

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  8. BMC_Lopez

    BMC_Lopez TS Rookie

    Thanks guys that really helped :D
  9. ky1e

    ky1e TS Rookie


    Hi i need someones help.....My task manager will not open...no matter what i do nothing happens it acts like i havnt clicked it or help CTRL Alt and Del....just nothing happens....even when i right click my toolbar n click it on there still nothing happens....please help me if you can..
  10. Neto1337

    Neto1337 TS Rookie


    Ive had same problem for like 2 months now...
    A CLICK IS ALL I NEEDED -.- unbelivable
  11. flipnjump

    flipnjump TS Rookie

    Hi, I need help - my task manager settings are fine, but whenever i minimize a window it doesn't appear in the taskbar even though the option "hide when minimized" isn't checked. I've tried minimizing with all toolbars open, and it doesn't work.
  12. silviu24

    silviu24 TS Rookie

    i have the same problem ..and my scan disk is stop at a time...:
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    silviu24, perhaps if you READ the thread you'd have your answer.
  14. yourallthesame

    yourallthesame TS Rookie

    One step further

    Unbelievable. I had the same problem as the beginning of this thread. I read on and right clicked the top of Task Manager and it only gave me the options of switching to the other windows, but did not offer to show all at once. I clicked on 'Processes' and now all I have is the processes tab or window rather and I can NO longer right click the top to bring any of the options out.
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read this thread HERE and see if that helps.

    If it doesn`t, go and read this thread HERE, then post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  16. rambo_barbie

    rambo_barbie TS Rookie

    task manager

    hey you guys are geniuses. was searching the net to try to fix a problem with task manager (i am useless with anything that has a motherboard) and came accross your site. whoever said to double click has just solved a problem that had been bugging me for weeks!!! thank you!!!!
  17. jebby7

    jebby7 TS Rookie

    I had same problem past few weeks but that's sorted it. Thanks.
  18. Bernice

    Bernice TS Rookie

    I've had same problem as well. Thanks Bartender802!
  19. eenixx

    eenixx TS Rookie

    Task Manager Problems

    Thanks so much! I've been trying to figure this problem out for 2 months! Even my computer savvy son had never seen this. Two seconds and it's fixed!
  20. DrMario

    DrMario TS Rookie

  21. DrMario

    DrMario TS Rookie

    nm, I'm an ***** >.<
  22. Shanice

    Shanice TS Rookie

    When you open up Task Manager in Windows XP, there is no title bar, menu bar, or program tabs showing. Only the running applications, End Task, Switch To, and New Task buttons show up.

    This problem is easy to fix, the Task Manager is running in "tiny footprint mode". To correct this, simply double-click on the border around the window and it will return to its normal state. To place task manager back in "tiny footprint mode" again, double click again on the border around the window.

    Here is the Microsoft article to this problem:

  23. steve01

    steve01 TS Rookie

    i am having the EXACT same problem as you and also havent got clue wtf is going on have you found a solution yet.

    oh i just read lol sorry for wasting your time thanks loads
  24. tomt2006

    tomt2006 TS Rookie

  25. tomt2006

    tomt2006 TS Rookie

    mr. bartender you are the man i did this and wow it was restored the task manager only showed part of message what was running but now all process are restored simply with a double click man i feel stupid but also good
    thanks tomt2006
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