Task Manager has been disabled by the Admin

By Rkeen ยท 8 replies
Mar 10, 2006
  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: 24,177   +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: 24,177   +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

    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.


    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: 1,446

    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
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

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