Thursday, October 18, 2007

Task Manager Had Been Disabled By Your Administrator

Yesterday, my friend called me for help because her computer has been infected by some kinds of spyware and caused an error – Task Manager being disabled.

If this happens normally you will need to edit the Windows Registry to fix it. Listed below you will find some ways to re-enable Task Manager.

Method 1 – Using Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Professional
1. Start > Run > gpedit.msc > OK.
2. Under User Configuration, expands the Administrative Templates.
3. Under Administrative Templates, expands System, then click on Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options.
4. Select Remove Task Manager from the list in the right-hand. Right click on it and select Properties. If this setting is enabled and users try to start Task Manager, a message appears explaining that a policy prevents the action. So by disabling the policy, you are enabling the Task Manager.
5. Click Setting. Select Disabled option and apply OK.


Method 2 – Change the Task Manager option through the Run time
1. Click Start, Run, and type the following command in the command prompt.

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

2. Click Enter.


Method 3 – Change Task Manager using a Registry REG file
1. Open a new Notepad file.
2. Copy and paste the information below into the Notepad and save it to your desktop as taskmanager.reg
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000
3. Double click on the file to enter the information into the Windows Registry.


Method 4 – Delete the restriction in the registry manually
1. Click Start, Run, and type REGEDIT.
2. Press Enter.
3. Navigate to the following branch.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System

4. From the list in the right-hand pane, find and delete the value named Disable TaskMgr.
5. Close the Registry Editor.


Method 5 – Download and Run FixTaskManager program
1. Click on this links and download the program FixTaskManager to your desktop.
2. Double click on it and run it.

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