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Everything from the start-up tab in task manager is gone!

  1. #21


    Kirkham UK
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    So I loaded up autoruns and found that there is a steam service running on start up, as well as skype update service. But nothing related to the steam client or the skype client, disabling the services makes no difference

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  2. #22


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Besides everything starting up, but not showing is strange indeed, never came across this before, not anything out there to tell me resolve.
    Did happen in Windows 8.1 also. As far as Steam Client not running even if checked in steam service when log on, did this happen in Windows 8.1 ? Check steam client in services.msc would be set to automatic if enabled. Skype was separate app or part of Windows ?
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  3. #23


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    I found this, check these areas see if any folders are missing on Main drive
    startup tab in task manager is blank - Microsoft Community
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  4. #24


    Kirkham UK
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    I've tried that, and all folders are there
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    I've tried that, and all folders are there

    Where they empty, the folder ?
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  6. #26


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    I've tried that, and all folders are there

    Where they empty, the folder ?
    The startup folders are empty (User's startup folder and the one in programdata)

    and the keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    only show the three startup items that appear in task manager
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  7. #27


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    Seems to be an issue for very few saw post here was never resolved, just told to not worry about it. task manager startup blank ?




    You check both these places in Registry and there were entries there ? HKCU\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key as well as in HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key.

    One Microsoft post stated list, similar to one i showed before......
    For whatever reason the Task Manager no longer displays anything in the Startup tab.

    I have since learned that this tab can be quite finicky. For example, deleting the StartUp folder from your local Programs directory can cause it to return empty.

    I had deleted this folder:

    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    Once I restored the folder, the StartUp tab in Task Manager started working again.

    I had this problem too. But, I managed to solve it.

    I had deleted empty folders in my start menu. Apparently, not having a Startup folder in the Start Menu causes the new Task Manager to not show any startup items. Re-creating the empty Startup folder in my Start Menu made the other startup items reappear in the list for me.

    So, make sure you have a Startup folder under Programs in both your personal start menu (default of "C:\Users\_username_\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup") and the all users one (default of "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup").


    My only other thought as i read online was possible third party software causing this, can first try a clean boot see if they return...
    Use MSCONFIG to do a clean boot...type msconfig in Run commmand

    On the Services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then tap or click Disable all.

    On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click Open Task Manager. On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disable (here will not see anything, since was your issue).Close Task Manager.
    On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click OK, and then restart the computer.
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  8. #28


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    will disable all 3rd party stuff now. Also, the Won6432Node's Run just showed Adobe and vmware. and not the other 3 items that show in taskmgr
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  9. #29


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    I disabled all startup items and I still don't see any of my other apps that should be shown in task manager.

    However, this time on;y Asus Smart Gesture has loaded. But I still would like all my startup apps to be shown in the startup tab. Like all my asus apps and skype / steam
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  10. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    I disabled all startup items and I still don't see any of my other apps that should be shown in task manager.

    However, this time on;y Asus Smart Gesture has loaded. But I still would like all my startup apps to be shown in the startup tab. Like all my asus apps and skype / steam
    So you tried a clean boot and this was the results ?
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