user names have disappeared from the "processes" tab of the Task Manager. (XP)
Posted on 2004-08-03
How can I fix this problem: the "user name" column of the "Processes" tab of the
Windows Task Manager is empty. It doesn't show my name in user processes, and
it doesn't show "system" anymore for the system processes. In the "Users" tab
of the Task Manager, no users at all are listed.
Actually on the processes tab, it shows "system" as the user name of the "system Idle"
process, but all the others are blank.
The names were there a few days ago, when i last looked. The computer seems to be
running properly. I can log out, and log in; the password protection on the log-in is
working. I don't know if this is a symptom of terrible things.
SFC /scannow returned no errors. Norton full system scan found no virus. Nothing strange
in the startup sequence. No alien processes running, so far as i can tell.
I hope someone can tell me how to fix this! Thanks, astra.