My co-worker, well respected C# programmer, and world-class civil engineer had a tough time today with his Windows Task Mangager. At one point he found that his Task Manager window was open, but had no menu bar showing. He called me over and showed it to me and I basically just quipped, "That's peculiar" and went back to what I was doing previously - something of utmost importance, I'm sure (probably reviewing the Big East standings on Yahoo Sports).
Chad decided to reboot (twice!) and started getting a little worried when he found that it was still showing the same problems. He then asked, "Do you think it could be a virus?" I looked over my shoulder and gave hime a half-interested reply, "Uhhh - could be." Chad jumped onto Google, did a quick search and found this was the first search result listed: http://www.pchell.com/support/taskmanager.shtml. Seems Task Manager was just running in "tiny footprint mode", which is a "normal" thing. Task Manager can be changed to "normal mode" by double-clicking on the border around the window.
I'd never seen it before either, but that didn't stop me from laughing heartily at Chad's foibles for about 5 good minutes.