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Old 01-08-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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For some reason i cant use the task manager,when ever i try it says it is disabled by the system administrator.I am the administrator! i have done a virus scan and nothing,an adware and spyware scan,nothing and a rootkit scan,nothing! how do i re-enable it??
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well you may have to boot into safe mode and select the admin account that is available there, but i dont know how to enable the task manager.
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For some reason i cant use the task manager,when ever i try it says it is disabled by the system administrator.I am the administrator! i have done a virus scan and nothing,an adware and spyware scan,nothing and a rootkit scan,nothing! how do i re-enable it??
Task manager can be disabled by either group policy's or registry settings.
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Task manager can be disabled by either group policy's or registry settings.
So if i find the specific Registry key i can enable it again?
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:58 AM   #5
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So if i find the specific Registry key i can enable it again?
Yeah assuming they didnt restrict your access to the registry (And assuming it's not a group policy)
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Ok,i have searched the Registry and cant find anything,how do i get the group policy????
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Theres also a chance that something is corrupt on the computer. So ya might wanna try the system file checker. Ya can run this from the command prompt by typing sfc /scannow. You need your XP disc to do this.
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Another quick question, is this XP Home or XP Pro?
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XP Pro definatly
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:05 PM   #10
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Another quick question, is this XP Home or XP Pro?
Actually it is xp home edition,ill try the file scan l8er
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