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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rdrk4100, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. rdrk4100

    rdrk4100 Thread Starter

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    :confused: Whenever I try to access Task Manager, I get the message "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator." It's my personal home computer and I never had this problem before. How can I correct this?
    THANKS!
     
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  3. Bob Cerelli

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    To keep things simple:

    1. Start Regedit
    2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    3. Create the Dword value DisableTaskMgr
    4. Give it a value of 0 to enable it
    5. Give it a vaule of 1 to disable it

    I have a registry file already created for you that will do this automatically:

    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/reg/enable_task_manager.reg
     
  4. rdrk4100

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    Thank You SOOOOO much! What could have caused this? I want to avoid it happening again.
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    Without being at the computer it would only be a vague guess.

    Just keep the registry file on hand should it happen again.
     
  6. 1101doc

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    'Taskmanager disabled by Administrastor' is a very common symptom of malware.
     
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