Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

How to open Task Manager using Keyboard

Press Shift+Ctrl+Esc keys together and Task Manager will open. Saves you having to press Ctrl+Alt+Del then select Task Manager!

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HOW RESTART WINDOWS EXEPLORER WHEN IT STOPS WORKING


if everything is empty and no view of dektop try to press ESC+SHIFT+CTRL. In opened window select FILE->NEW TASK. Enter word EXPLORER in textbox and press ENTER.

Aug 12, 2014 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium for PC

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start menu and task bar is not responding for a mean while after i turn on my computer.


Please follow the given steps to relaunch the Start Menu and Taskbar:

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del or Ctrl + Shift + Esc to bring the Task Manager.
2. Go to Processes TAB
3. Find explorer.exe and select it
4. Click End Process (Button at Bottom Right Corner)
5. Click File Menu and Select New Task (File-->New Task(Run))
6. type in explorer and press ok

May 18, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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i reduced the volume of my laptop.the next day i turned on my laptop and i could not find the icon volume in my system tray.it desappear and the volume box is gray .how can activated.thanks


Hi micochereami,

You can fix this issue by restarting the "explorer.exe" services. To restart the explorer.exe service, please perform the steps given below.

  1. Right click on the Taskbar and click the "Task Manager" to open it. (You can also press "Alt+Ctrl+Del" or "Ctrl+Shift+Esc" to open the Task Manager.)
  2. In the Task Manager window, please click the "Process" tab.
  3. In the Process tab, locate the "explorer.exe" process.
  4. Once you have located the "explorer.exe" process, please right click and select the "End Process" option.
  5. Then, please click the "File" option in the Task Manager window and select the "New task (Run..)" option.
  6. Then, in the Create New Task window, please type "explorer.exe" and press the Enter Key.
  7. This should fix the issue.
Good Luck!

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Nov 08, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-CS215J/W Notebook

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i cannot see my desktop icon taskbar and start menu. though i opened it by pressing ctrl+alt+del and going to task manager and running explorer. but when i shutdown or restart my computer i use to go through same process to view my desktop.


Press CTRL+ESC
If your taskbar reappears, then it was just accidentaly been resized and repositioned somewhere
IF that doesnt work :
press CTRL+ALT+DEL to run task manager. On the File menu, select New Task (Run). Type in "explorer" and press OK.

Feb 18, 2009 | ASUS A9RP Notebook

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