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System Restore, Task Manager and other applications won't work

  1. #1


    Join Date : May 2008
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    Vista Ultimate x64
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    System Restore, Task Manager and other applications won't work

    I am using Vista Ultimate x64 Build 6001 SP1.
    Intel® Core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz 2.66 GHz Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    The behavior described below started suddenly, apparently after I reinstalled VS 2005.
    Some of the symptoms are:
    • When I click on System Restore I get (as expected) the dialog box “Windows needs your permission to continue” ; I click Continue. Apparently nothing happens.
      I repeat the above and I get the message “The System Restore wizard is already running.” However, it is not visible.
    • Task Manager also remains invisible.
    • When I click on “Turn Windows features on and off” the “Windows Features” box is displayed with “Please wait...” but nothing happens.
    • When trying to uninstall an update, Windows Installer displays "Preparing to install..." and remains so forever. Click Cancel, after 10 min or so “Install server is not responding”.
    • Frequently Visual Studio and the Office 2007 programs go in No responding mode and I must reboot.
    • When I shut down the computer "Logging off " is displayed until I use the hardware shut down button.
    • Chkdsk found nothing wrong.
    • Sfc /scannow doesn’t start.
    • The same in Safe Mode.
    • When I try to start from the DVD the Vista background is displayed with the mouse cursor but then nothing.
    Is there a way out?
    Thank you very much,
    Dan

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  2. #2


    Tony UK Guest

    RE: System Restore, Task Manager and other applications won't work

    I am no expert. But if that happened to me, I would want to run an updated
    antivirus program before trying anything else. Mind you, in the same
    circumstances I would be thinking of wiping the hard drive and rebuilding the
    whole computer from scratch. Assuming, of course, that you have backed up
    your data first.

    "DanA" wrote:

    >
    > I am using Vista Ultimate x64 Build 6001 SP1.
    > Intel® Core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz 2.66 GHz Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    > The behavior described below started suddenly, apparently after I
    > reinstalled VS 2005.
    > Some of the symptoms are:
    >
    > - When I click on System Restore I get (as expected) the dialog box
    > “Windows needs your permission to continue” ; I click Continue.
    > Apparently nothing happens.
    > I repeat the above and I get the message “The System Restore wizard
    > is already running.” However, it is not visible.
    > - Task Manager also remains invisible.
    > - When I click on “Turn Windows features on and off” the “Windows
    > Features” box is displayed with “Please wait...” but nothing happens.
    > - When trying to uninstall an update, Windows Installer displays
    > "Preparing to install..." and remains so forever. Click Cancel, after
    > 10 min or so “Install server is not responding”.
    > - Frequently Visual Studio and the Office 2007 programs go in No
    > responding mode and I must reboot.
    > - When I shut down the computer "Logging off " is displayed until I
    > use the hardware shut down button.
    > - Chkdsk found nothing wrong.
    > - Sfc /scannow doesn’t start.
    > - The same in Safe Mode.
    > - When I try to start from the DVD the Vista background is displayed
    > with the mouse cursor but then nothing.
    > Is there a way out?
    > Thank you very much,
    > Dan
    >
    >
    > --
    > DanA
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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