CTRL+ALT+DEL doesn't work - clean new installation of W11 Pro doesn't react on this shortcut


I did reinstall it. ... But it did help.

I tried reinstall it with preserving applications and data. Installer did not preserved applications, but at least local users stayed local
If your user accounts remained then you did not reinstall Windows.
Perhaps you did a Repair install. Possibly a Reset.
A Repair install ought to have allowed you to keep your installed applications.
Repair Install Windows 11 with an In-place Upgrade - ElevenForumTutorials
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    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Perhaps you did a Repair install. Possibly a Reset.
You are right, it was repair install. I wrote it very late at night.
 

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You are right, it was repair install. I wrote it very late at night.
Good you did that as there likely were other things affected you did not notice yet.
 

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  • OS
    windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    some kind of old ASUS MB
    CPU
    old AMD B95
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    ssd WD 500 gb
@swec, Even though it would be nice to find out what caused the problem, you have the computer working the way it should and that's what counts. (y)
 

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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
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    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    Logitek M185
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    Windows Defender
@swec, Even though it would be nice to find out what caused the problem, you have the computer working the way it should and that's what counts. (y)
often you just never know what happened, except that something happened most likely in the software.
These are very complex machines.
 

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  • OS
    windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    some kind of old ASUS MB
    CPU
    old AMD B95
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    ssd WD 500 gb
often you just never know what happened, except that something happened most likely in the software.
These are very complex machines.

It definitely ain't Windows 1.0 anymore.
 

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    MSI
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    i7-10750H
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    MSI MS-17F5
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    16GB Samsung DDR4 3200
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    Intel + Nvidia RTX3060 Laptop
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    Realtek
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    Samsung 24" Curved
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    1920x1080
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    Sabrent Rocket Gen3 1Tb Smasung EVO 870 1TB
    Antivirus
    Avast
Doubt all you like, but to really troubleshoot, you would want to Disable Eset just to find out.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
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    Gigabyte Z390 UD
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    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
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    Gigabyte Z390 UD
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    16 GB
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    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
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    onboard
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    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
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    3840 x 2160
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    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
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    850w PSU
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    Cyberpower PC
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    Water cooled
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    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
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    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
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    1 GB mbps
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    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Conclusion:
I did reinstall it. I really don't like this kind of solution. It seems to be unnatural for me. I just cannot get to used to solve problems by reboot and reinstall. But it did help.

I tried reinstall it with preserving applications and data. Installer did not preserved applications, but at least local users stayed local, only administrator was enabled for some reason, so i disabled it again.

Only important setting was pretty easy return back from my backup. So it took me only something between 60 - 90 minutes.

And CTRL+ALT+DEL is working again...

It must had be some setting which remained from original Windows Installer... only bad thing is, we don't know what it was.

Maybe someone else will solve it if this happens again.
I had the exact same problem.
Have you tried open "netplwiz" -> Advanced -> "Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete" ?

When I used GPO to set this option, didn't work.
But enable manually fix the problem.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
I signed up on this forum just to respond to this question because there is no answer. Starting with Windows 11 23H2 skipping the OOBE will break CTRL ALT DEL. This occurs on new PC's fresh out of the box or bootable USB's. So here's my workaround.

If you skip the OOBE then you need to run the set up again when you're on the Desktop but you need to your files and settings. Once this is done CTRL ALT DEL is restored.

I work in IT and new PC's get a bootable USB wipe to remove bloatware. Once I get to the desktop I have to run the set up again keeping the files and settings (essentially running the set up again.

For those with existing PC's, just get the ISO file for it, mount it and run the set up.

This issue didn't come up with Windows 11 21h2 or Windows 11 22h2. This is a bug and a bug that isn't being noticed due to the version.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
Lenovo ThinkBook built on AMD platform
On my AMD Lenovo ThinkPads, the functions for the FN key and the Ctrl key can be "swapped" in BIOS. It'd be good to see what your settings there are, since making the BIOS swap still leaves the keys with their original ("wrong") labels.
 

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    Windows 11
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    Homebuilt
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    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
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    Gigabyte B550 Gaming X V2 MOBO (Rev 1.4)
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    32GB DDR4
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    AMD Radeon On-board Graphics
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    Realtek High Definition Audio (on board)
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    Jlink FHD 32 Inch & VIZIO M322I - 32 Inch
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    1920 X 1080
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    960 GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD - Internal
    480 GB Kingston A400 SSD - Internal
    3 TB Western Digital Green WDC 30EZRX-00DC0B0 HDD - Internal
    4 TB Seagate IronWolf HDD - Internal
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    Seasonic S12III
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    Antec GX 500
    Cooling
    AMD 'Boxed' OEM CPU Fan
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    Dell Milti Media Wired
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    Logitech M720 Triathlon Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    480 Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    Lenovo ThinkPad E595 20NF 15.6"
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    AMD Ryzen 5 - 3500U
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    Lenovo
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    16GB DDR4
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    AMD Radeon Vega 8
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    AMD High Definition Audio
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    16:9 IPS
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    1920 x 1080
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    256 GB Samsung NVMe SSD
    Crucial 1TB SSD
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    Lenovo
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    Lenovo
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    Lenovo
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    Wireless hand held trackball
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    Lenovo
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    400 Mbps
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    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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