Access Run New Task / Create New Task Dialog Box Directly?
Jan 14, 2013
Not sure if this is the right board, but I'm keen on accessing the aforementioned box directly rather going through task manager due to the run as admin check box, but I can't find the file location. I prefer using the run dialog usually to access apps because I could do without extra effort to merely SEARCH for apps. However I can't use it to run apps as admin (at least I've forgotten the line I might have used in vista and 7). Can the aforementioned box be accessed directly?
As my machine doesn't support SLAT in HyperV I am using VMlite XP mode to run some 16 bit programs I need. Very occaisionally VMlite hangs on close after it has saved state or shutdown the guest machine.
I go to task manager and click end task on the Workstation GUI and it closes but very occaisionally end task wont closed the program. Sign off wont close the program either and restarting hangs at the blue screen 'restarting' I have to push the reset button on the tower to get the machine to restart.
Is there any hidden way of closing VMlite so I dont have to restart, a sort of hard end task?
Well basically I download a lot of junk which I forget to delete, so I want to create a task that automates deletion of the files each month, I know you can do it through the Task Scheduler, but I do not know the specific steps for what I want to do.
Windows 8 x64 OS, now unable to create a basic task from Task Scheduler.
Typed all args, click the Finish button in the last step, an error:
"Transaction support within the specified file system resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error".
I have fixed it base on the URL below, but not luck. You cannot change the settings for a file backup operation or use Windows Task Scheduler to change the defrag schedule in Windows Vista. How to fix it.
I am currently using Windows 8 Professional (x64) as an administrator. My issue is that often certain programs or software do not exit properly and show up on Task manager as background processes. The issue is that I cannot end these processes because "Access is Denied" and must therefore restart my computer in order to run these programs. A simple example is Skype. When I quit Skype, it will show up as a background process on Task manager and I cannot end the process. If I try to sign into my Skype account again, it says that I am already logged in from this computer. Battlefield 4 is another example. I've never had this issue with Skype or BF4 previously, nor do I remember installing something significant that may have made changes to my PC.
Desperate to avoid using the many quite difficult shutdown options in Windows 8, i tried an old trick i used to do on computers i wanted to shutdown from remote desktop. This Works like a charm i Windows 8 too..
1. Create a file using notepad called something like: Shutdown.js 2. Put this in the file: (new ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownWindows(); 3. Save the file somewhere you like.. 4. Now you can put shortcuts where you want them - and change icons to the nifty shutdown one in system32
This shortcut will bring up the shutdown dialog box, with all functions instead of just closing Windows directly.
Create a Client Hyper-V Virtual Machine for Windows XP, I showed you how to create a virtual machine in Windows 8's Client Hyper-V designed for Windows XP. Using this technique, you can run Windows XP applications from your Windows 8 system by switching over to the virtual machine. However, since that article was published, I've received email from readers wondering if there was a way to run Windows XP applications in Windows 8 like you could with the Windows XP-Mode feature in Windows 7.
I noticed that wsappx is occasionally consuming non-trivial amounts of my CPU.
Searching the internet, I learn that wsappx is not necessary for operation of my PC. One user suggests killing it via task manager.
When I tried to end the task I got a scary warning along the lines of "may render Windows unusable" I probably did not record the message accurately, and wsappx seems to have (temporarily?) gone away on its own.
I use a wireless mouse - the Lenovo laptop touchpad and my thumbs screw up my typing at the most inopportune moments. I try to manually disable it at login, but forget. I can permanently disable the touch pad easy enough in its configurations, but sometimes, I do need to enable it - usually just temporarily.
I can make tasks easy enough. Is there a simple way I could make a task at login to disable my Synoptics TouchPad.. Keystroke combo is Fn+F6 to enable / disable it.
I should have had an automatic system restore backup today (It's been 7 days since the last system backup). It didn't happen, so I checked the Task Scheduler, and I see that System Restore task last ran yesterday morning at 8:46. Why didn't it run this morning?
Why the pc isn't waking when a task is scheduled to wake it? It sleeps, S3, I can wake with the power button, and can WOL, but a task set to wake it is not working. Allow wake timers is enabled in power configuration, and BIOS settings are correct as it woke up when had Win7 installed.
I've set a task manually, and used an alarm program that wakes it, but neither work, what can I check to resolve this?
Since yesterday, I cannot open any folder on my PC and when I try to open task manager to close explorer, it closes right away.
When I try to open any folder (This PC or Downloads for example) my background flashes black, then the task bar goes blank and then nothing happens. When I try to open the task manager, it opens for 2 seconds and then closes itself down. All my files are still accessible since I am able to still play movies from WMP and I can still search from the Start screen.
I do not want to format my PC just to get something like this working again.
OK, I've noticed that what's happening is, explorer.exe pretty much restarts every time I try to open a folder. And that obviously stops the folder I'm trying to open, from opening. What's happening with task manager.
I just got a new laptop with an i7-4700mq in it.. 4th gen Intels.. what does task manager performance tab show? Mine shows the processor at 1% usage, but the speed up at 3.2 GHz which is turbo boost speed I think..
See attached picture for what I mean. I just remember my previous laptop (i7-740qm) would show it throttling right down to less than 1GHz when nothing was happening. I have the latest drivers.
my computer is overclocked with software set to run using the Task Scheduler. It is set to run at startup, but with "fast startup", the program doesn't launch. How can I make this overclock program run at startup without sacrificing "fast startup".
I want to start two applications at windows start-up, but the application need administrator's privilage could not start at start-up directory or registry. I've heard these applications can start at windows start-up with Task Scheduler.
Following this Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep thread I went to look for the task mentioned and I see no tasks have run. It has been this way since day one of this computer and doesn't matter what time period I select (last hour, 24h, 7 days, 30 days).
Why would it show no tasks, when clearly I have some set to run and they do run and complete? Plus there are other tasks that I didn't set that run as well.
I am able to log in to the main user of the computer, but when I do, it brings me to a black screen with a blue task bar. I am able to use ctrl alt del and get into task manager, which is opened in the screen shot. Nothing else works. I was also able to get into windows boot manager once by pressing f8 and selecting boot manager, but since running a repair, it no longer works. When I click boot manager, it just starts the computer up like normal.
I am able to open a document using task scheduler in my Windows XP machine, but not in my Windows 8.1 machine or my daughters Windows 8 machine. Is this a Windows 8 bug?
I am able to open the document by hand, but when I wait for the time that Task Scheduler has assigned to open the document, nothing happens. On the other hand when I do the same thing in my XP machine it opens correctly at the assigned time.
I have cleaned my computer completely and reloaded the original operating system then upgraded to Windows 8.1 but it didn't do anything to solve the problem.
As you can see in the picture when I open a pinned program it doesn't extend the icon but creates a new icon in the taskbar. This is not happening with all programs like Opera, but iTunes and Skype are both prone to this problem.