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Getting Task Manager Access Back

  1. #1


    Doug Guest

    Getting Task Manager Access Back

    Task Manager changed and I no longer have access. followed Windows help:

    Click to open Registry Editor.* If you are prompted for an administrator
    password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

    Double-click System, double-click DisableTaskMgr, change Value data to 0,
    and then click OK.

    But "Disable TaskMgr" doesn't appear after double clicking "System". At a
    loss.

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  2. #2


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Getting Task Manager Access Back

    Doug

    Try creating that registry value.

    After you open the 'System' key, right click in the right side pane and
    select
    New/DWord(32-bit)Value. Rename the value to DisableTaskMgr
    (This name is case sensitive with no spaces).

    The default value will be 0 (zero).

    Exit the registry editor and reboot the computer.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Doug" <Doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:042804BB-91F5-4331-8F9A-E4EB33040B9B@xxxxxx

    > Task Manager changed and I no longer have access. followed Windows help:
    >
    > Click to open Registry Editor.* If you are prompted for an administrator
    > password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    >
    > Navigate to the following location:
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
    >
    > Double-click System, double-click DisableTaskMgr, change Value data to 0,
    > and then click OK.
    >
    > But "Disable TaskMgr" doesn't appear after double clicking "System". At a
    > loss.

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    Re: Getting Task Manager Access Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Task Manager changed and I no longer have access. followed Windows help:

    Click to open Registry Editor.* If you are prompted for an administrator
    password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

    Double-click System, double-click DisableTaskMgr, change Value data to 0,
    and then click OK.

    But "Disable TaskMgr" doesn't appear after double clicking "System". At a
    loss.
    Hi Doug,

    In addition to Ronnie's solution, this tutorial will show you how to fix the problem. It includes a download and manual option for doing this.

    Task Manager - Enable or Disable

    Shawn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Doug Guest

    Re: Getting Task Manager Access Back

    Thanks Ronnie,
    I appear to now have task manager but I'm getting the following when trying
    to open it: "C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe Windows cannot access the
    specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions
    to access the item." The task manager properties were changed and I still
    can't access it via ctrl alt delete. any further advise short of restoring
    system back to factory defaults?


    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Doug
    >
    > Try creating that registry value.
    >
    > After you open the 'System' key, right click in the right side pane and
    > select
    > New/DWord(32-bit)Value. Rename the value to DisableTaskMgr
    > (This name is case sensitive with no spaces).
    >
    > The default value will be 0 (zero).
    >
    > Exit the registry editor and reboot the computer.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Doug" <Doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:042804BB-91F5-4331-8F9A-E4EB33040B9B@xxxxxx

    > > Task Manager changed and I no longer have access. followed Windows help:
    > >
    > > Click to open Registry Editor.* If you are prompted for an administrator
    > > password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    > >
    > > Navigate to the following location:
    > > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
    > >
    > > Double-click System, double-click DisableTaskMgr, change Value data to 0,
    > > and then click OK.
    > >
    > > But "Disable TaskMgr" doesn't appear after double clicking "System". At a
    > > loss.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Doug Guest

    Re: Getting Task Manager Access Back

    Thanks brink,
    I appear to now have task manager but I'm getting the following when trying
    to open it: "C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe Windows cannot access the
    specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions
    to access the item." The task manager properties were changed and I still
    can't access it via ctrl alt delete. any further advise short of restoring
    system back to factory defaults?


    "brink" wrote:

    >
    > Doug;521415 Wrote:

    > > Task Manager changed and I no longer have access. followed Windows help:
    > >
    > > Click to open Registry Editor.* If you are prompted for an
    > > administrator
    > > password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    > >
    > > Navigate to the following location:
    > > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
    > >
    > > Double-click System, double-click DisableTaskMgr, change Value data to
    > > 0,
    > > and then click OK.
    > >
    > > But "Disable TaskMgr" doesn't appear after double clicking "System". At
    > > a
    > > loss.
    >
    > Hi Doug,
    >
    > In addition to Ronnie's solution, this tutorial will show you how to
    > fix the problem. It includes a download and manuall option for doing
    > this.
    >
    > Task Manager - Enable or Disable
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >

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    Re: Getting Task Manager Access Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Thanks brink,
    I appear to now have task manager but I'm getting the following when trying
    to open it: "C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe Windows cannot access the
    specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions
    to access the item." The task manager properties were changed and I still
    can't access it via ctrl alt delete. any further advise short of restoring
    system back to factory defaults?
    ----------------------------------
    "brink" wrote:
    > Hi Doug,
    >
    > In addition to Ronnie's solution, this tutorial will show you how to
    > fix the problem. It includes a download and manuall option for doing
    > this.
    >
    >
    Task Manager - Enable or Disable
    >
    > Shawn
    Doug,

    Try running a "sfc /scannow" (no quotes) command to see if that will fix the system file. This tutorial will show you how.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...tem-files.html


    If that doesn't fix it, then take ownership of the C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe file, then make sure that "Trusted Installer" and your (username) account has "Full Control". This will give you the permission you need to access the file. This tutorial will show you how.

    Take Ownership of file


    Shawn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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