Get an error when trying to open the task manager

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i want to open the task manager because i tried by doing "alt ctrl supp" but  i received a message stating the task manager is deactivated by the administrator.

Please what can cause this and how to resolve permanently the problem?

Task Manager

Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.

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Get an error when trying to open the task manager


You cannot access the task manager because somebody disabled it or it might be caused by a virus. The solution may sound too complicated but it only require you to do few simple steps. These steps will also require opening the Group Policy Editor. On the Start Menu, click Run. Then Key in GPEDIT.MSC and click OK.

On the Group Policy Window, click Administrative Templates. Under it Click System, then Choose Ctrl+At+Del Options. On the right pane, you should see the Remove Task Manager, double click it. You should see three options, Not Configured, Enable and Disable, choose the Not configured Option and click OK and you’re done

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Get an error when trying to open the task manager

  • Ok what the poster said before was indeed correct, this problem could be as a direct result of a virus messing with the group policy settings of the computer and excluding your user from the admin group or from making certain changes. The method of going back into group policy is a tedious one for beginners and of course there's always a long route and a short route to doing things on a computer

1. click start
2. go to run
3. copy and paste the following code and press enter.

  • REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

4. restart your computer

  • Separate and apart from all this a method to ensure this doesn’t happen again is to limit the user account that you use, meaning instead of granting your regular account full administrative rights consider setting it up as a limited user, in that respect virus that might happen to get on your computer wont have full access to your system or be able to run scripts as an Administrator.


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