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task manager startup blank ?

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't know.

    You could try it.

    Maybe there was a glitch in the other install.

    If the install is a good one, I don't see how it would affect startup in task manager.

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  2. #12


    I seriously doubt that there is a real problem. Things that showed up in Startup in older OS's as Programs, now show up elsewhere as 'Services'. I've seen that blank Task Manager before.....it's not an error. There are just a very few things that will wind up there.

    I had to jump back onto Windows 8.1/32 to reaffirm this for myself, before posting this. The only thing there that I didn't put there is my AVG program. Just one small part runs as a program and all the rest of it, runs as Services.
    I normally put my cleanup batch file in the Startup folder and of course that shows. If I put the script to force a new Restore Point in Startup, that will show too.

    So if I were you I'd stop jousting at windmills, and get back to just enjoying your computer for what it is. It ain't broke!!!

    Cheers Mates!
    Happy 2014!

    TechnoMage
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I am having the same issue, I have tried what was said and it did not work.Does anyone have a fix for this?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerdoger45 View Post
    I am having the same issue, I have tried what was said and it did not work.Does anyone have a fix for this?
    Hi Rogerdoger45, welcome to Windows 8 Forums.
    Could you post a screenshot of your task manager 'Processes' tab and 'Startup' tab:

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    Also check System Configuration for loading Startup items:

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  5. #15


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I hope this helps.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails process.jpg   startup.jpg  
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    i have to agree with Technomage
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    i have to agree with Technomage
    Likewise.
    The only thing I have listed in Startup is my Mail client.

    @ Rogerdoger45: I think you're good!
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  8. #18


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    missing startup items and startup folder empty


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    I am also having the same problem and I cannot uncheck the 3rd option under the Selective Startup in MSCONFIG
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Zash View Post
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    I am also having the same problem and I cannot uncheck the 3rd option under the Selective Startup in MSCONFIG

    Hey Zash, welcome to Windows EightForums!


    Startup items reside in the Task Manager

    3rd option will remain defaulted unless you change options in the 'Boot' tab.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I am also having the same problem of missing Startup items in the Task Manager as well as the items in this folder also missing C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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