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Windows Task Manager does not work if the SYSTEM.INI file entry for the Windows Task Manager is incorrect, or the file TASKMAN.EXE is damaged or missing.
If the following line appears in the [BOOT] section of the SYSTEM.INI file, the Windows Task Manager (TASKMAN.EXE) does not load:
For the Windows Task Manager to function correctly, either remove the above line from the SYSTEM.INI file or change the line to:
taskman.exe=taskman.exeIf the TASKMAN.EXE file is not in the search path or if it has been removed, deleted, or renamed, the Task List will not appear when you double-click the Desktop or press CTRL+ESC.
Verify that the TASKMAN.EXE file is located in the WINDOWS directory. TASKMAN.EXE can be expanded from the original Windows disks into the WINDOWS directory using the EXPAND.EXE utility.
Windows 3.0, 3.0a: Expanding TASKMAN.EXEFor Windows 3.0, copy the EXPAND.EXE program from disk 1 to your WINDOWS directory and use the following command:
expand a:taskman.exe c:\windows\taskman.exe
Windows 3.1: Expanding TASKMAN.EXEFor Windows 3.1, use the following command:
expand a:taskman.ex_ c:\windows\taskman.exeBy default, Windows loads the Task Manager. The TASKMAN.EXE= line in the SYSTEM.INI file was designed to allow the use of other Task Managing programs in Windows. If the above line exists, Task Switching capabilities still function by pressing ALT+TAB if the following line is in the [WINDOWS] section of the WIN.INI file: