How to get task manager back if it is disabled?

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Hello friends,

I am having a serious problem in my PC. I use windows XP service pack 3. It’s about 3 months ago when I setup that OS. It was quite well till last night. But, today am getting too much problems with my operating system.

It became too much slower than past. The task manager window is not running. I use ctrl+ alt+ delete to call task manager. These keys are not working. When I try to call task manager by right clicking on the taskbar, it is looking as it is disabled. But I didn’t make it disabled. I don’t know why it has been disabled by itself. While operating the pc, I use the task manager for several times. It is very important for me to get the task manager okay.

I wrote “gpedit.msc” on the run menu to call group policy window. I tried many settings there, but it was not showing. Is there any other way to get it back without reinstalling the operating system? Please, anybody help me to get my task manager back on my PC.

Thank you all.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #92218

How to get task manager back if it is disabled?

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Follow the following steps to enable your task manager

Go to Start>Run >type Regedit, this path, click on the right arrow to expand each group
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystem

When you reach system look at the window to your left and you will sees this line;
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword: 00000000. Delete the above line and try to reopen it from your command prompt.

If you’re using windows Xp professional or anything recent, use the group policy Editor. Go toStart>Run> type gpedit.mscclick ok. Go to UserConfiguration > Administrative Templates >System > Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options > Remove Task Manager. Double click on the Remove Task Manager and set the option to”Not configured”. Try opening the task manager now.

Another option more complex is; follow the steps in option one above but change the key value to Zero

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem
Name: DisableTaskMgr
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1=Enable this key, that is DISABLE TaskManager
Value: 0=Disable this key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager

Answered By 0 points N/A #92219

How to get task manager back if it is disabled?

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It seems that this problem is kind of tricky. As you said that YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT DISABLED. So try the following:

– Run Registry Editor
– Run System Restore
– Run Search

If one of this are inaccessible/disabled, albeit virus is a main reason for that.

Try installing an antivirus or If it is present, try to update it and run a full scan to your hard disk. If this fails,

Then the last resort: Reinstall the OS.

That's it. I hope this helps.

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