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Old 04-16-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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Recently ctrl-alt-del has stopped working for me. The individual keys work fine, but Task Manager doesn't come up anymore. I can still open it with Run... and by right-clicking the taskbar, but I'd like to be able to use the keyboard shortcut. Does anyone know why it's stopped working?

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Old 04-16-2008, 02:28 PM   #2
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hi, try ctrl+shitf+esc.

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Doesn't work.
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You might try this:
#113 Enable the Task Manager - Disable - Repair
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

These are registry keys. Use right click, Save Target as or Save Link as (for Firefox). Then just click on the appropriate file to merge into your registry.

If you're curious though, you can just click the link and see them as text file. Then browse to that path in your registry to see if your entries are different. If they are, you can change it manually without downloading the files.
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I have system restore turned off, and I've already tried that xp_tweaks site; that path doesn't even exist in my registry.
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I have system restore turned off, and I've already tried that xp_tweaks site; that path doesn't even exist in my registry.
Did you use "merge" to put the entry in your registry?
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you should always have system restote on and if you don't want it to such too much storafe you can set how much it can use. i uses system restore when i can't solve silly problems.

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