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"Task Manager has been disabled by the administrator"

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mountainexplorer, May 23, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Odd that my computer is telling me that. I thought I was the administrator and I didn't disable it.

    Who knows how you enable it again?
     
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    What OS?
     
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    It's windows XP
     
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    Not too sure on that one. I know how it is done in W2K and in NT4. Are you using XP Pro?
     
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    Try this:
    • Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to:
    HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System
    • In the right-pane, double-click DisableTaskMgr and set it's data to 0
    For XP Pro try this:

    • Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
    • Navigate to this path
    User Configuration
    => Administrative Templates
    ==> System
    ===> Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options
    ====> Remove Task Manager
    • Double-click the Remove Task Manager option.
    • Set the policy to Not Configured.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    you've got a virus...

    better start running some programs, spybot, etc... might wanna try out Grisoft's free antivirus stuff...
     
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    Didn't even think of that
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep. Try a scan at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ Its free and not bad.
     
  9. mountainexplorer

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    I realized the laptop contracted the virus yesterday. Since I have been trying to get rid of it. But I need the task manager window in order to shut down certain programs so they can be deleted.

    But task manager is disabled.

    There are so many error windows that pop up when I try and get on the internet theres no way I can get on and update any antivirus stuff. Opening a window guarantees it there will be an error and it will shut down in 10 seconds or less.

    I just need task manager to work so I can start going after the files I've adentified that need to be deleted.
     
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    Shut down, open it back up in safe mode.

    1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when you the Boot Menu appears.
    2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
    3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER
     
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    Ok, so I restarted in safe mode and went in and fixed the task manager and deleted all the "new" files that appeared in the last 24 hrs except one that says I can't delete because it's protected.

    The file name is dxvwexck if that means anything. But I can't delete it. How do you override it so it can be deleted? or is there a way?
     

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