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Ctrl+alt+del wont work?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by retrogamer, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. retrogamer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,269

    Location: Chorley, Lancs

    This is odd, suddenly my CTRL+ALT+DEL does nothing? What can cause this? :confused: Its slightly annoying, must be some spyware thats disabled it or something, but even after adaware scans and such it still wont work, anyone got any advice? :(

  2. 8 I3ALL


    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 598

    Location: Mildenhall

    do you get an error message saying that task manager has been disabled ?
  3. |Ric|


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 895

    try ctrl+shift+esc (that should bring up taskmanager - check there isnt a nasty exe running)
  4. Nefarious

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Aug 2003

    Posts: 1,049

    Do you have any spyware/virus checking or protection software?

    Even if it's not causing your current problem it is a good idea

    I use McAfee myself and can strongly reccommend it.
  5. Matt-Page


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,609

    You on a network?
  6. Caged


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,830

    Can you Start > Run "taskmgr" ?
  7. UK-Aspie


    Joined: 1 Mar 2003

    Posts: 291

    Ctrl-Alt-Del is a special combination handled by the keyboard itself. If other combinations work it could be a hardware fault on the keyboard. (Software engineer blames the hardware ...)