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Task Manager has been disabled !!!


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#1 chins.coolstuff

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:15 AM

Hi guys,

This one is very common and I have tried everything in the world but unable to succeed. Task Manager in my Win XP PRO SP2 has been grayed out for sometime and I have tried scanning the PC but no use. I have also tried going to the registry and editing the following entry but it does not allow it:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System->DisableTaskMgr

This is currently set to 1 and hence the problem but I am unable to delete the entry to change it. The error I get while doing it is: 'cannot edit disabletaskmgr: error writing the value's new contents'

Also tried going GPEDIT and tried setting the Remove Task Manager option to Not Configured as well as Disabled under User Configuration->Administrative Templates->System->Ctrl+Alt+Del options but no use.

Used McAfee, Spybot, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware but no use.

I want to boot into safe mode and scan the PC but am unable to do so as everytime I try to boot in safe mode by choosing Safe Mode it reboots again and shows me the same Safe Mode options again.

Any tips would help.

Regards,

Chins.

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