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Enabling task manager?

By prorec ·
Hello,

My task manager used to work but then suddenly stop working and it keeps saying its disabled. So i am trying to enable it. Anyway i have tried doing the tutorial on this site but after going into the the logon folder there is no option to enable the task manager. I have no clue what to do thats why i turned to you. I would appreciate any help. I need task manager because recently pop ups been bothering me badly, they pop up every 5 min and no pop up blockers work. Anyway thx for your help

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by rawright In reply to Enabling task manager?

You don't mention which version of windows you're using, but here's a link to a fix for Windows 2000. I believe something similar will work for other versions:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/default.asp?url=/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/regentry/93504.asp

Be sure to remove any blanks that are inserted by this website before using the link.

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by prorec In reply to Enabling task manager?

sorry, my version is XP pro

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Enabling task manager?

Well, as for the popup windows, get some anti-spyware software and run it. My preference is Ad-aware. Go here and download it:
www.lavasoftusa.com
That should take care of the spyware.
Now, as for Task Manager, you can open Local Group Policy and see if Task Manager is disabled.
Click STart -> Run, type in MMC and click OK.
A blank MMC window comes up. Click File -> Add/Remove Snap-In.
Click the Add button.
Scroll through the list, and choose Group Policy, click Add, then click Finish.
Click Close, then click Finish.
Ok. Local Computer Policy on your XP box it open.

Now, expand User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Ctrl+Alt+Del Options
On the right, the option Remove Task Manager is listed. Double click it, and make sure it is set to Disabled.
When Disabled, then TAsk Manager should be available.
hope this helps

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