Task Manager "not suitable"



Brandon
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
Whenever I try to access task manager by any means necessary, I keep getting
a blank command promt-like box that pops up with a message that says
something like "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT is not suitable for running
dos applications..."

I tried to use access it through safe mode, but the same thing happens. I
also even tried to use system restore to see if I could correct this issue
somewhere.

Is there a way that I can download the task manager application through
Microsoft? Can this be the cause of a virus, worm, spyware or registry error?

I am using Windows XP with Service Pack 2.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
Brandon,

Task Manager does not use a console window, and looks like your system is
affected by some Malware. Try Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's
capable of eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:

Generic Trojan / Adware Infestation Removal Procedure:
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html

Trend Micro Sysclean package
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx

"Brandon" <Brandon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AEF75102-0124-4628-8271-85E3BC1285AD@microsoft.com...
> Whenever I try to access task manager by any means necessary, I keep
> getting
> a blank command promt-like box that pops up with a message that says
> something like "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT is not suitable for
> running
> dos applications..."
>
> I tried to use access it through safe mode, but the same thing happens. I
> also even tried to use system restore to see if I could correct this issue
> somewhere.
>
> Is there a way that I can download the task manager application through
> Microsoft? Can this be the cause of a virus, worm, spyware or registry
> error?
>
> I am using Windows XP with Service Pack 2.


Task Manager "not suitable"