2 strange things happening to my pc..

Hi Experts,
2 strange things suddenly happening to my PC's
1- The task manager got disabled
2- when I type in something then right click to select that work for spelling, it loses the selection.
Any reason behind these..?
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bfuchsAsked:
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nobusCommented:
give us more info on your system and OS you're using
waiting for these, you can run SFC /scannow    or Dism
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
Have you got an anti virus installed?  If yes then do a full scan of the system.  If no then get one installed (the major AV companies usually have a trial licence for their product so you can use it for a limited time for free to test it).
nobusCommented:
if the problem is recent, do a system restore to such date - that will help you out quick
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
What does "The task manager got disabled" mean?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If, in fact, Task Manager no longer runs, then try the steps provided by nobus. Check all the suggestions and then if not luck, run a Windows 7 Repair Install. You need the Windows 7 DVD or a working recovery partition for this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
Hi Experts,

Its a Win7 Pro OS.

There are no viruses according to AVG.

Currently I'm installing latest windows updates, will restart pc and see if anything gets resolved just by that.

BTW, didnt see any comment on the 2nd issue, regarding the selection + right click.
See attached what I mean.
FYI- Just realized, this is happening to my Outlook (2016) only. while other applications are fine.

Thanks,
Ben
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Uninstall Office, do the Windows 7 repair install describe above and then install Office again, patch and test.
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
Hi Experts,

windows updates + restart did not fix.

I did not see anything avail for system restore, except for today..

tried running SFC /scannow, but since task manager is not avail, I was not able to see if its actually running or anything happening at all..
also tried the following (saw on google), nothing changed.
Type gpedit.msc and press Enter. Group Policy Editor Window will show up. From the navigational pane at the left hand side, go to: User Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Ctrl+Alt+Del Options. In the work area, double click on "Remove Task Manager" and set its value to Disabled or Not Configured.

@John,
Dont have those disks handy, will have to request from IT.

Anything else to try..?

Thanks,
Ben
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If there is a working recovery partition you can use that. Otherwise wait for the Windows 7 disks
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
If there is a working recovery partition
Excuse me for asking..how do I check this out?

Thanks,
Ben
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look In Disk Manager. Right click on Computer, Manage, Disk Management
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
Yes, I see it listed under drives, where do I go with that?

Thanks,
Ben
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look in the Seven Forums tutorial above for instructions with the recovery partition.
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
From what I understand, this will require personally to be at the pc in q, however currently I'm working remotely, guess will have to wait for next opportunity..

Thanks,
Ben
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, you need to be at the computer and you need to be administrator.
nobusCommented:
can you tell me if you tried a system restore, as i suggested from the start ?
did you try to repair Outlook, or Office?
these are the things i would do first
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
Hi nobus,
I did reply above that system restore did not had anything prior than yesterday.
Re the Outlook issue, it just started to work again..still wondering had triggered that?
Thanks,
Ben
nobusCommented:
sorry - i overlooked that
often it takes a couple of days (reboots) before alll software settles properly
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
Hi Experts,

Looks like we found the source of the problem.
Its due to a software called LanSchool student, which was till recently mandatory in our environment, however since management changed so did the rules, and the new IT guy calls this software dangerous..
see following.
https://helpdesk.stone-ware.com/portal/kb/articles/install-parameter-to-tell-student-client-to-never-block-task-manager

Thanks,
Ben

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nobusCommented:
bfuchs, can you plse close the Q ?
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
Problem solved.
Thanks to all participants.
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