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Problem with User Names Missing in Task Manager

Problem with User Names Missing in Task Manager
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Well, I am on a Vista machine now, not XP, but I would bet that it is similar with XP's Task Manager.  Click on the View menu; there should be an option for Select Columns.  Then put a check mark next to User Name.
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alikaz3Commented:
Task manager > processes
then view> select columns
there it gives you the option to add "user name"


If it is already selected or you still can't see it, make sure the column has not been moved off the window to the right. Let me know!
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Starbuck67Author Commented:
The 'User Name' column under Processes is already displayed, but other than SYSTEM showing up for 'System idle Process', no other user names are shown for the rest of the processes.
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Starbuck67Author Commented:
The 'User Name' column under Processes is already displayed, but other than SYSTEM showing up for 'System idle Process', no other user names are shown for the rest of the processes.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Go to Start -> Run -> type SERVICES.MSC and hit Enter key -> scroll down to Terminal Services service entry.  If it is stopped or disabled, then the user names will not populate that column.  Double click the Terminal Services entry, change Startup Type to Automatic and click on the Start button for the service.

If this doesn't work, I would suggest typing CMD.EXE in the Run dialog box and then at the Command Prompt:

SFC  /SCANNOW

And if THAT doesn't work, you might try a System Restore.
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Starbuck67Author Commented:
Hi Lee Tutor,
I followed your instructions and got the error message: "Could not start Terminal Services service on Local Computer. Error 1084: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode". I am not in Safe Mode.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I have found a page that describes a similar situation, though even worse, where the questioner could not start about 20 services because of your "Error 1084: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode", and he wasn't in Safe Mode either.  He had been infected by something he called the Virtumonde Trojan.  Here is a page about that, and how to remove it:

http://forums.whatthetech.com/How_to_remove_Trojan_Virtumonde_t86255.html

As the above page says, you could be infected by other malware, so I suggest you download and run this free anti-malware program:

http://www.superantispyware.com

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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Starbuck67, any feedback?
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