An application I wrote crashed, and because it was controlling a hidden Chrome window I went in to task manager and killed all the 'Chrome' tasks and a few with 'Background' in the task name that seemed relevant.
The computer still wasn't working properly so I reset it. Now whenever I start any software the computer thinks about it for a couple of seconds and then nothing. The application is shown in task manager as a 'Background Process' but I can't tab to it or interact with it.
The applications so far affected are:
- Visual Studio
- Adobe Photoshop
The applications I can open normally are:
- Snipping tool
Microsoft Edge works, but barely. It won't launch secondary widows to deal with things like the 'Log in with Google' button on stackexchange.
I'm at a loss as to how else to describe the situation, but perhaps the attached task manager screenshot helps! https://i.stack.imgur.com/V136f.jpg