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Task Manager has been disabled by the Admin

By Rkeen
Mar 10, 2006
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  1. I recently got a virus that turned off my task manager and i have been unable to turn it back on. When i hit cntrl+alt+delete i get a message that says "the task manager has been disabled by your admin"

    Any one have any ideas?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Take a look HERE. It may help.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Rkeen

    Rkeen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    "Windows can not find gpedit.msc ......"

    Any other ideas?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    You need to type regedit into the run box. Then modify the registry as per the instructions in the link I gave you.

    It does say near the bottom of the article, that if you are using xp home, use regedit.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Rkeen

    Rkeen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    Name: DisableTaskMgr
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1=Enablethis key, that is DISABLE TaskManager
    Value: 0=Disablethis key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager

    Since i dont have pro this is what i did to try and fix my problem and to my suprise the value was already 0, but my task mgr is still disabled.


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    Click Start
    Click Run
    Enter gpedit.msc in the Open box and click OK
    In the Group Policy settings window
    Select User Configuration
    Select Administrative Templates
    Select System
    Select Ctrl+Alt+Delete options
    Select Remove Task Manager
    Double-click the Remove Task Manager option

    ---when i do regedit - i get none of these options, or i just missing it some how.
  6. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    Copy and paste this into the run box,it`s another way of achieving the above.That doesn`t mean to say that it will fix the problem.

    REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
  7. Rkeen

    Rkeen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wow that worked thx
  8. Rkeen

    Rkeen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it reset and is now off again. i know i can cut/paste that line in and fix it when i need it but there has to be a way to fix it permanently
    :suspiciou
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

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