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WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing

By BJH15202 ·
A client with a Windows 98 laptop is trying to run defrag and it keeps restarting. He gives it the 3-finger salute to see what is running, but nothing happens - no Close Program box, nothing.

My question is: Where do I look to fix the Ctr+Alt+Del problem so he can kill whatever is accessing the HD and let defrag run?

As a workaround: Where is the executable to bring up the Close Program dialog box?

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WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing

by rickh9 In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

Before starting defrag be sure to disable realtime virus scanning. Look for the Anti-Virus client in the system tray or from the programs main menu. Of course don't forget to restart it when defragging is done.

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by BJH15202 In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

Thanks, Rick. That's an important step, and we have already done that.

The crux of the problem here is that Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing.

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WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing

by whoozhe In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

I have the same problem and have scoured the Net for an answer.
I suspect that Ctrl Alt Del has been disabled by some program.
Mine occurs when a program, especially IE is not reponding although IE does nt appear to be the culprit.
Will continueto seek and answer

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WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing

by BJH15202 In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

Sorry, that didn't do it. Thanks for the tip, though.

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WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing

by zbopz In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

Try msconfig from run. In startup make sure that taskmon is loaded at startup.

Find: Taskmon and open it then try ctrl+alt+del

Good Luck,
Ken

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by BJH15202 In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

Sorry, that didn't do it. Thanks for the tip, though.

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WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing

by zbopz In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

Try msconfig from run. In startup make sure that taskmon is loaded at startup.

Find: Taskmon and open it then try ctrl+alt+del

Good Luck,
Ken

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by zbopz In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

ignore this, don't know how i got two in here

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WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing

by BJH15202 In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

Sorry, that didn't do it. Thanks for the tip, though.

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by BJH15202 In reply to WIn98, Ctrl+Alt+Del does ...

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