Cannot open the Task Manager

By benayun
Oct 20, 2008
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  1. I need your help guys...

    I've read some forums and guides on how to fix this problem, but i still cannot open the Task Manager in any way.

    Below you can find the hijackthis report. I'd be very thankful If someone knows what might be the problem and can help me fix it.

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    Attached Files:

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. benayun

    benayun Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks kimsland.

    I've followed the insructions and you can find attached the 3 log files.
    Unfortunately, im still having the same problem.. no task manager in any case.

    Would be very happy to get more help about this issue.

    thanks.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I cannot see any Virus\Malware in your HJT log :)


    Please un-install Spybot - Search & Destroy as per the guide:
    Once Spybots S&D has been uninstalled, please restart your computer

    Please click on Start->Run->
    REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    Then download this Reg file, and merge it to your Registry:

    Restart your computer again and test Task Manager again
  5. benayun

    benayun Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Nope...nothing :(

    Anything else that you could think of....?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  7. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

  8. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    Look in C:\Windows\System32 for taskmgr.exe.

    If it exists, copy it and paste to your desktop.

    Run it from there for now and see if it works.
  9. gillianbrown

    gillianbrown Banned Posts: 141

    Please download and run this TOOL, it may well help to restore your task manager etc.
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Or this one ;)

    Download RatsCheddar

    It contains a program written by Rathat, and it is a Policy Controller.
    Save and extract this program to the desktop.
    Once extracted, Double click on the RatsCheddar.exe file.
    Enable everything, then click Exit
    Reboot your Computer.
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