Did you always open Windows Task Manager in Windows XP using Alt + Ctrl + Del ? and Even after moving to Windows Vista and Windows 7 you are still using that but it takes you to a screen where you have options like Lock this computer, Switch User, Log Off, Change Password, and Start Task Manager?
Just use Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager directly!
February 20, 2012
keyboard shortcut to Task Manager in Windows 7
Oh, thank goodness! (I can never find the Task Manager in the Control Panel) Comes from here: http://www.lytebyte.com/2009/06/17/keyboard-shortcut-to-open-windows-task-manager-directly-in-windows-7-and-vista/