Solved

Something happens to my Win XP's Task Manager & Hibernate option is missing

Posted on 2013-01-19
7
493 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Refer to attached.

My kid must have done something to the Win XP:
now whenever I press Ctrl-Alt-Del, got the attached
screen.  Previously the Task Manager used to have
more options including Hibernate/Shutdown but
not anymore.

When I click Start, Shutdown, it simply gave an
hour glass which could be there for 5 over minutes.
0
Comment
Question by:sunhux
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 38796304
Btw, is "Standby" mode, is a laptop consuming power/electricity?
In "Hibernate", I read it does not consume any power
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 38796525
My kid must have done something to the Win XP

Click on a link to "fix things on the PC" or gone to a dodgy website. Either way the result is malware.

Use your virus scanner to do a full scan and then go to online Malwarebytes and scan with it.

Let us know after that.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 94

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 38796528
In answer to your other question, Standby uses a small amount of power (nothing that will discharge a charged battery). You cannot remove the battery under Standby.

Hibernate writes the current state to disk and shuts down. The startup is much fast because it restores the running state. I think you can change your battery under Hibernate.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 

Author Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 38796548
What's the full url for  "online Malwarebytes"?
0
 
LVL 94

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 38796553
You can find Malwarebytes at malwarebytes.org

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

I hope that helps. ... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 38797706
It's not a Malware issue & it's fixed by following the url below:
(basically File Menu & tabs missing & Task Mgr became a mini
 stripped-down screen: by double-clicking on the left side, it
 restores it back) :
   http://www.winxptutor.com/taskmgr.htm
   http://www.mydigitallife.info/task-manager-tabs-and-menu-bar-missing-or-disappear/

I'll assign a medium grade for coming forth to help
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 38798241
@sunhux - Thank you and thanks for the update.  .... Thinkpads_User
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Ransomware attacks 5 111
Sudden performance loss on a Vista system. 14 154
Is my window10 Safe? after a malware removed by AV? 5 93
SharePoint 2013 URL Duplication Issue 5 25
User Beware!  This is a rather permanent solution to removing your email from an exchange server.  The only way to truly go back is to have your exchange administrator restore your mailbox from backups.  This is usually the option of last resort.  A…
Having trouble getting your hands on Dynamics 365 Field Service or Project Service trial? Worry No More!!!
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question