Thursday, August 26, 2010

How to enable Windows task manager ?


How to check whether your task bar has been disable or not ? All you have to do is right click on the clock in the Windows taskbar, you will see as shown in image 1.

To check it manually whether it is disable or not type taskmgr.exe on run, you get this message:

The main reason for disabling task manager is virus issue that will make it harder to solve the infection spread by it. Before performing nay this firstly do a complete virus scan to your system. It is possible that after scan your system will work fine.

Once you have scanned your system, you can proceed with the fix.

If you have Windows XP:

Click Start, and then click Run and type in gpedit.msc:

And press OK, the Group Policy Editor, expand in turn:
User Configuration --->Administrative Templates --->System --->Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

Double click on Remove Task Manager to change its setting:

Now click on Not Configured and then OK and Task Manager is available once again.

If you don't have Windows XP Pro, then you have do all things manually by editing the registry manually

Click Start --->Run and type "regedit" then click on OK.

Expand these registry keys 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER ---> Software ---> Microsoft ----> Windows --->CurrentVersion --->Policies --->System

You should see something similar to this:

Right Click on the DisableTaskMgr item:

Click on Delete, confirm that you want to delete, and Task Manager should be available once again.

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