Saturday, December 19, 2009

Enabling and Disabling Task Manager

Due to attack of virus or some malicious attacks, windows task manager may get disabled. Due to which you cant able to run task manager.

Here is a simple solution to your worries. Try the following steps you will definitely get out of that trouble.

Go to Run

Type gpedit.msc.

A new box will appear

Now select  User Configuration >> Administrative templates >> System >> Ctrl + Alt +Delete as shown in the below figure

Then select Remove Task manager which comes in the right hand side menu.
Final step is double click the Remove Task manager option

Now your Task manager is enabled/ repaired and it will work in XP/2000/2003/2000

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rundll32 and Windows Explorer stopped working

Rundll32 and Windows Explorer stopped working is a common problem in both windows Vista and windows xp. Due to virus or malwares rundll32 and windows explorer may get affected. Here is the solution to this.

Well, the first thing you should do is cover your bases. Run your favorite antivirus and antispyware scanners, and perhaps a few online scans for good measure. Trendmicro Housecall, for instance. Then run a chkdsk- Start>Computer>Right click your OS drive (most likely C>Properties>Tools tab>Error checking>Check both boxes>Hit "Check now">Reboot) Update your installation of Vista and your drivers(just doing so in the device manager should be adequate)

Boot off of your operating system CD (after ensuring that your computer will look to the CD tray before the hard drive in your SETUP) and Click "repair your computer", select the correct drive, open the Command Prompt, and type in

SFC /Scannow

(optional: Chkdsk C: /r for another chkdsk) (you can do this within windows, but I like to do it off of the CD for peace of mind)

*note* In my experience, when you boot from the CD, you will have a blank vista background for a few minutes before anything happens. Don't panic! 

Run Microsoft Live OneCare SafetyScanner:  

To clean your computer of junk files, malware, and bad registry entries. Run CCleaner: For another level of cleaning junk files and your registry. If your version of windows is 32-bit, you can get dial-a-fix (Dial-a-Fix: )