All my Task Manager tabs are missing

By bert913
Aug 22, 2011
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  1. When I open my Task Manager I have the list of processes, the gray border around them and the End Process button and that’s all. Everything else is missing. I have no tabs, no blue border and no Minimize, Maximize or Close buttons.
    Can anyone tell me how to get them back.
    The End Process button works and I can close using the little square at the right end of the Taskbar.
    I am using Windows XP home.

    I read somewhere to do this :

    Go to Start >>> select Run >>> type taskmgr.exe.

    Hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift together, and while holding them down, press ENTER.

    I did it twice, it didn’t work.

    P.S. I found a thread with the same problem but I couldn’t figure out how to read any replies.
  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

  3. bert913

    bert913 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Thanks a bunch, that worked great!
    I don’t have a red spot but 2xclick the border worked.
  4. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Oh i just edited that in Paint to emphasize the area where I usually click
  5. okayo0

    okayo0 TS Rookie

    The reason this problem is likely to lead to virus or Trojan attacks, "Task Manager" is disabled, the solution to the problem are:
    (1) the use of anti-virus software for viruses.
    (2) with the mouse on the desktop, select "Start → Run."
    (3) In the pop-up window "Open" field type gpedit.msc and click "OK" button to launch the "Group Policy" editor.
    (4) "Local Computer Policy" under, expand "User Configuration → Administrative Templates → System → Login / Register" branch.
    (5) in the right window, double-click "Disable Task Manager" item in the pop-up window, select "Not Configured" option, click "OK" button to save and exit. This press "Ctrl + Alt + Del" key combination brings up the "Task Manager" of the.
  6. bert913

    bert913 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Say what?

    Thanks okayo0, but that’s way too complicated for a computer illiterate like me.
    I took the advice of WinXPert and double clicked on the border. The tabs came back and everything works fine.

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