Task Manager Startup Items missing Solved

  1.    #1

    Task Manager Startup Items missing


    This is weird. It's empty.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2019-05-15 00_46_54-Greenshot.png 
Views:	47 
Size:	12.8 KB 
ID:	233762

    The Services are all On in System Configuration.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2019-05-15 00_52_50-Greenshot.png 
Views:	47 
Size:	25.3 KB 
ID:	233763

    Restarted & everything. What could be the problem?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 373
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1809
       #2

    Have you tried sfc /scannow?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. pepanee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,232
    Windows 10 Professional
       #3

    Download WhatInStartup by NirSoft. It's a very small app that should show exactly each item in your Startup tab)

    WhatInStartup - Disable/delete programs at Windows startup
    (scroll down for the download link)

    Does it show anything in there?

    (On my computer, WhatInStartup shows each application that is listed in the Task Manager Startup tab).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    #4

    pepanee said: View Post
    Download WhatInStartup by NirSoft. It's a very small app that should show exactly each item in your Startup tab)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2019-05-15 21_14_49-Greenshot.png 
Views:	35 
Size:	43.7 KB 
ID:	234040
    I already have Sysinternals Autorun. It shows me what's running & not.
    I'm not looking for an alternative, I'm wondering what's causing the Startup section of Task Manager to not function correctly
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 17,158
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #5

    This is for old versions, but maybe could still be the same.. try it

    recreate the "Startup" folder in:
    ..\Users\<<Username>>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6. pepanee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,232
    Windows 10 Professional
       #6

    Hi, what I meant to imply was to check to see if it shows anything in there. I want to see if we can narrow down the problem to see if it's Task Manager that has the issue. It's a very small app that doesn't need installation or any of that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 118
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903 (build 18362.113)
       #7

    AndreTen said: View Post
    This is for old versions, but maybe could still be the same.. try it
    recreate the "Startup" folder in:
    ..\Users\<<Username>>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    I just tested this on Windows 10 version 1903 and it still applies. If you delete either your Startup folder or the All Users startup folder, then all items disappear from Task Manager Startup tab (even if all items normally there are from the registry).

    As soon as you recreate even an empty user startup folder or empty all users startup folder (both must be present), then all items reappear on the Task Manager Startup tab.

    I was helped by a Windows 8 answer from six years ago:

    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").

    startup tab in task manager is blank
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 17,158
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #8

    Thanks NMI to confirm this. Now lets see, if it'll work for Corona.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    #9

    Thanks everyone for your help. NMI, your answer worked.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I had installed Thunderbird and added it to my startup items, but it wasn't working out. I now have an empty icon in the Task Manager and would like to remove it. Would anyone know how please? 216002 Sorry I got it sorted by deleting...
Hello, I was just working with my Task Manager startup items and noticed there are several items that have numbers in parenthesis next to them. What do those numbers mean? Are those numbers telling me I need to do something, as in are they...
How to fix? 115563
Hello ! When I was using windows 7 , I was able to delete an item from startup list ( MsConfig-Startup), using this Registry path:But on windows 10 there's no a such path. ( I don't want to disable , but to completely remove from Task Manager...
So I've just upgraded from 7 to 10 and now there are only 3 items (OneDrive, something for my touchpad and something from vimicro). This means that I my sound does not work as well as like Intel RST, the battery software and much more. I have...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52.
Find Us