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Control-alt-delete When I press control alt delete I get a square in the lower right that looks like a chart of ram usage instead of rebooting the computer.

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  • beez56 Feb 29, 2008

    Thanks for answer so quickly. You're right, I'm using XP. How do I re-boot if the mouse is hung up or something? I thought I had been using control-alt-delete since I got XP, I just started having this problem recently. Thanks again, beez56

  • beez56 Mar 02, 2008

    Thanks, Matt, but that doesn''t work if the mouse is stuck in place and won't move. Do I have to just shut the computer off and start over? Thanks again.

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It sounds like you're using XP. That little 'chart of ram' is the system tray icon for the Windows Task Manager. If you click on the icon, or right click and select restore, the main window should appear.

That's what Ctrl+Alt+Del does nowadays. It is only in older,pre-XP versions of Windows that a double Ctrl+Alt+Del performs a reboot.

Matt

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  • Matt UK Feb 29, 2008

    No probs ikenfixit...

    If you start the Task Manager (Ctril+Alt+Del), go to the menu bar, select 'shutdown' and then cleck 'restart' from the drop down list.

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Thats Task manager and if you have Windows 2K , XP or Vista they will not shut the unit down w/these keyboard options.

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  • Ken LaDere Feb 29, 2008

    OOps sorry Matt UK We must have posted at the same time.. ;)

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