unable to access certain functions

I can't seem to be able to access my chrome or my task manager, and I can't access my command prompt(admin) in anyway.


I can't access my task manager nor my elevated command prompt
I have tried rebooting but there isn't any changes.


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Boot into safe mode and try, if they work then it's most likely malware.


Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor

You are experiencing the same thing that I did after the Anniversary update.
My right click would stop working, my spell checker wouldn't work, Task Manager wouldn't open and my computer would get very loggy.

I couldn't open the command prompt either, and sometimes I couldn't shut my computer down.

On my computer it seemed to be related to Google Chrome somehow.

I uninstalled Chrome and my computer worked, I reinstalled it and it worked until I opened Chrome and then it would start the process all over again.

I tried putting in an older version of Chrome and that seemed to work, but then it updated itself and the problems started again.

Right now I'm using Opera, I used Revo Uninstaller to remove Chrome as completely as I could.

As long as I use Opera, or Edge it seems to be OK.

I ran all my malware programs, Sfc /scannow, every diagnostic I have and they all found nothing.

Weird, but I'd like to know if you find that Chrome it what's causing the problems, I thought that it was only me.

I imported all my favorites into Opera and Edge before I uninstalled Chrome.



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Premium Supporter
All good suggestions. Was your W10 pre-loaded on the computer you're having the issues on? Or was it upgraded from an earlier version of windows such as Win7/8.x? If you did upgrade to W10 from an earlier windows, did you remember to run the W10 COMPATIBILITY TEST prior to the upgrade? :question: If not, you should consider re-doing the upgrade, or a W10 clean install and running the Compatibility Test to identify any problem apps, drivers, or hardware (such as BIOS, Chipset, GPU chip/card) with W10. Here's the link for instructions on how to do this:
Get Windows 10 app - Check Compatibility Report for Windows 10

When software solutions fail on an older computer, it's time to check for faulty hardware. Use this link: Windows 10 - Unclickable Task Bar

Best of luck,:encouragement:

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