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Task manager i am having a different problem,. when i boot the computer with xp sp2 cd pack . after installing the task manager will appear on the taskbar when i right click the mouse. after doing some work otherwise installing some software the task manager is simply not visible. i have done my computer by booting upto four times. but every time i am facing the same problem.  please suggest.....

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  • mr_viru Mar 05, 2008

    if you are suggesting me that i use McAfee or ESET Nod32/Smart Security.  this maynot solve my problem. because whenever i am booting my computer with the bootable cd by formating the total hdd. then also i am having the problem..  i think you may choose me another solution.  i have tried this booting operation about three times upto now. pls ......

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More details about your problem would help me understand how best to go about the issue.

For now, the best that I could recommend is to have your system checked for viruses. The best I've used so far is ESET Nod32/SmartSecurity. But the latest version of McAfee would also do.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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    Jeff Imperial Mar 05, 2008

    Your case, as it seems to me now, may very probably be one when the svchost file from ~\sytem32 folder has been deleted. If you're getting a Stop Error prompt every time you startup, then for sure that it's the problem.



    Or..



    Something went wrong during your installation. It may have been unable to copy a required system file, or perhaps the installation did not complete successfully.



    The next best step would be to have a COMPLETELY CLEAN reinstallation of your Windows after having your hard disk drive reformatted. That's the only full proof way to solve oyur problem.



    But for a less agressive option..



    Try taking out your HDD and attach it as a "slave" drive in another PC that has Interner connection (to make sure the AntiVirus is updated). Then have it scanned for viruses. After scanning and cleaning/deleting/quarantine, retrieve the information you want. You might have music files, documents, videos etc that you want to back up. Copy it to another HDD. Then reformat your (slave) drive using Computer Management from the Control Panel. Pop the newly reformatted drive back into the old PC and install Windows.

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