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Should I buy a new HDD?

It's been months since I've been receiving "A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" error and I don't know exactly why. This error occurs minimum 2-3 times a week and the only ...
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Windows Security-Ctrl Alt Delete

Main Question: Why can other programs interact within the secure desktop environment? Why can other programs initiate ctrl-alt-delete? What can be done to prevent unauthorized commands being sent ...
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Shutdown still available on Ctrl+Alt+Del screen despite being disabled from group policy on Windows 10

We're experiencing an issue on Windows 10. When disabling the Shutdown option for users via Group Policy, the option disappears from the Start Menu, but doesn't disappear on the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. ...
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Right ctrl-alt-del works but not Left ctrl-alt-del for Lenovo Thinkpad W520

I just received a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and at the login screen left ctrl-alt-del won't work for me but the right ctrl-alt-del will. I have no idea of the history of this particular computer. Is ...
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Windows Thin PC hangs for 2+ minutes after pressing CTRL + ALT + DELETE

Domain environment. We've got about 400 to 500 Windows Thin PC (aka windows 7 embedded). Across several models of PCs, even my local hyperV VM, after a reboot or a fresh boot you get to the CTRL ALT ...
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Dedicated Button or Input Device to send Ctrl+Alt+Delete

I know it's not possible to send Ctrl+Alt+Del with software-based methods (AutoHotkey, etc), but is there some way to do it hardware wise? Maybe a dedicated "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" USB button, like the ...
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Cant press CTRL + ALT + DEL

Good evening, I have 2 pc's here on which I cannot login Now when I power them on, I get to the log in screen but I cannot press ctrl + alt + del. I checked the keyboard but it works on my other pc. ...
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Power button triggers a ctrl+alt+deleter screen

I have looked up for a solution on several forums but can't find it, hope I didn't miss it ! I have a laptop and I am used to turn it into sleeping mode by pressing the physical power button that is ...
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Holding shift while clicking shutdown in Windows 10 ctrl-alt-del screen

I recently encountered the well-known Critical Error: Start Menu and Cortana aren't working message: Signing out and in again did not help. But I found a solution on a German website: In ...
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Getac B300 Locked

I bought this laptop from eBay but when it turns on its says Ctrl + Alt + Del and then it says enter the password and user name. I'm not sure what I should do, I might have to get my money back but ...
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Windows login and ctrl+alt+delete issue

When logging onto a windows 7/8.1 work terminal, pressing control-alt-delete and bringing up the task manager causes the login process to speed up considerably, typically by up to 2 to 5 minutes ...
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Windows 8 black screen & “no such interface supported” after disk cloning

My HDD was in a bad condition so I've bought a new one and cloned all partitions from the last drive. The problem is, now when I boot Windows 8 (from the new drive ofc), that's how it looks: It ...
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What causes CTRL-ALT-DELETE to be enabled on a non-domain-joined system?

Recently, on my personal laptop running Windows 7, my login screen turned into a CTRL-ALT-DELETE secure login screen. I've looked around for reasons why this might be the case, and the only indication ...
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Disable login username being saved for future logins when using ctrl+alt+del in Windows XP

For Windows XP I have my computer set so that you have to press ctrl+alt+del and then input both the username and password to sign in. My problem is that it logs the username and the next time I open ...
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Locked Screen, Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to instantly log on

Local account on a domain joined PC (Windows 7 Professional). Local account has no password (no worries, it's segregated/secure). Upon locking the PC, we want to "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log on" ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Del not working at unlock screen

I am at work, and one of the machines running XP was left on overnight. This is a common occurrence. The machine went into standby mode, so on starting it up this morning I was presented with the ...
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Change the behavior of Ctrl-Alt-Del / set a custom command on Ctrl-Alt-Del

I'm looking for a way on Windows 7 (without using third party software) to set a custom execution command on Ctrl + Alt + Del and - obviously - disable the menu that opens when pressing those 3 keys. ...
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Change Friendly Name on Windows 7 Lock Screen

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1 and log into a domain. If I lock my work laptop, it shows the following... Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to unlock this computer. First ...
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Catching Ctrl + Alt + Delete

I have a Windows UI that I've designed in wxPython. I recently had a user report a rather unusual behavior to me -- when he'd unlock his PC he would be presented with a dialog asking him to confirm ...
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Can I replace Ctrl+Alt+Del with another shortcut? [duplicate]

Ctrl Alt Del seems awkward. Could I change it to logout with something else?
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How to send Alt+Ctrl+Del key sequence in a VirtualBox VM guest [duplicate]

I have a Windows Server 2008 VirtualBox VM guest, which I run in vboxHeadless mode. The host is Linux 64-bit. The VirtualBox version is 4.2.12r84980. The VM loads fine, and I am presented with the ...
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Windows 7 KSOD and Ctrl-Alt-Del Error

I have an HP desktop and just recently went to login when my screen froze. I hit Ctrl Alt Del and it said something like logon error etc so I rebooted but the same thing happened again. I ran ...
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Change Windows 7 Lock Screen Logo changed by Dell Data Protection Access

When you install the "Dell Data Protection Access" software for Finger Print authentication, it customises the lock screen and adds an ugly Dell logo (it ignores the user's current picture). How do I ...
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Can I make Ctrl+Alt+Del go directly into the task manager in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 and when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del I first go into the welcome screen and only then I can go into the task manager. I have no use for any other option on this screen, can I change it ...
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How can I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete through Remote Desktop in Windows 8?

I need to send a CtrlAltDelete to a remote machine through Remote Desktop. The CtrlAltDelete is being intercepted by Windows 8, regardless of whether the remote desktop has focus or is in full screen. ...
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“Disk read error, press ctrl+alt+del” message on bootup HP NC8000

I've upgraded my computer from Compaq Evo N1020V to HP NC8000 and also moved my half-year old HDD drive Samsung HM160HC to it. I've got one partition. It was working fine for 2 days and then after ...
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Joining a domain breaks Ctrl+Alt+Del functionality

I have several computers that have been in place running UltraVNC for a little over a year. The Ctrl+Alt+Delete key sequence that can be sent from UltraVNC has been working fine up to this point. ...
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What is the most likely cause to a Blue Screen of Death when the user presses Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

My wife is experiencing this with her work laptop--she presses Ctrl-Alt-Delete to lock and she gets the BSOD. The first troubleshooting step is usually to "re-image", and it's locked down. So with ...
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Prevent programs from locking Ctrl + Alt + Del

I have a program that hangs randomly. Whenever it hangs, even the Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc combinations can't take me out of the program and into the task manager. The only solution is to ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Del in Linux

Does Linux have a CTRL+ALT+DEL equivalent?
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Ctrl key combinations don't work on a hp 2510p

I have a tricky problem with my corporate Compaq hp 2510p, the ctrl key is not working properly at all times. I belive that it is hooked in some filter chain that processes certain ctrl+[key] ...
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How do I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete in VirtualBox?

I'm running VirtualBox with Windows Vista as host OS and Windows Server 2008 as guest OS. To login to Windows Server I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, but my host OS reacts on that so I can not send it ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Delete doesn't unlock PC when VMPlayer is on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you send Ctrl+Alt+Delete to windows in VMWare Player My desktop XP OS gets locked after I leave for x minutes. I have VMPlayer occupying full screen mode. I think ...
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Is Firefox causing problems? Task manager not working

Ok, so I'm running Vista 32bit and this is the second time this has happened to me, and both times Firefox was the culprit. I was using Firefox, and it froze (I had two windows open with around 7 ...
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Why does Windows require CTRL+ALT+DEL to Logon?

Has Microsoft ever offered an explanation for why they require CTRL+ALT+DEL to login? (Yes I know you can disable it, but it is still their preferred method.) It seems like at one point I heard that ...
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Send Ctrl+Alt+Del over VNC with Windows Vista and UAC off?

I'm trying to set up a machine here with UltraVNC on Windows Vista with UAC off. The problem is, in this configuration, I can't send Ctrl + Alt + Del (CAD) to the Windows Vista machine, and ...
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How do I open the Windows Task Manager during a Remote Desktop session?

When I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete I can only open the Task Manager for the local PC. Is there some simple way to open the Task Manager on the remote PC while running Remote Desktop from one Windows XP ...