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  1. dealrocker

    dealrocker New Member

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    My desktop computer is running properly, but suddenly the Task Manager stopped working. When I Press Alt + Ctrl + dlt, it shows nothing. Is it a virus/malware or something else in my computer. Wondering how can I recover it back.


    Please help me out.
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    ptgengye New Member

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    I think you might want to use another shortcut to call your task manager: Ctrl + Shift + Esc. :)
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    Malware might have disabled your ctrl-alt-del, I have seen it happen before.

    One computer I worked on, when you hit ctrl-alt-del and error message poped up saying the system admin had disabled task manager. When in fact, it had been disabled through malware.

    I ran spybot search and destroy, malware bytes and adaware - got the malicious software removed and everything started working again.
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    To enable your task manager try one of this method;

    Method 1

    Click Start, Run and type this command exactly: REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f


    Method 2

    Download and run REG fix, http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/EnableTM.reg


    Method 3

    - Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe

    - Navigate to the following branch:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System

    - In the right-pane, delete the value named DisableTaskMgr

    - Close Regedit.exe

    Method 4: Using Group Policy Editor - this is for Windows XP Professional

    - Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.

    - Navigate to this branch: 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.

    Hope that helps.
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    linkmoko New Member

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    a certain virus disabled your task manager. try to download taskmanager.exe software it will fix your disabled task manager.
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    Hey let us know the method worked...or not..
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    I have come across this issue many times.

    Run spyware removal and then run a full virus scan.
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    I think your PC is infected by a virus. You can follow the advice of lucky heart or you buy a software that removes malware from your PC.
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