Task manager GONE..again

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by failurbydesign, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. failurbydesign

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    IDK what the hell is happening but i keep loosing my task manager in vista...its gone and i need it. Any ideas??
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    What exactly do you mean by gone? You can't get to it via CTRL + ALT + DEL or right-clicking on the taskbar? Does it not show up or do you get an error?
     
  3. failurbydesign

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    when i ctrl+alt+delete its not there as an option...when i right clock...its grayed out...so its gone...
     
  4. fitz

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    For Vista Business and above:

    1) Run gpedit.msc
    2) Browse to User Config/Admin Templates/System/Ctrl+Alt+Del Options
    3) Set the "Remove Task Manager" option in the right pane to "disabled" or "not Configured"

    For other versions of Vista (including Business and above)
    1) Browse to the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System registry key
    2) Look for a value called "DisableTaskMgr" and delete it.

    If this is on a domain, you may or may not have access to the properties as the option to disable the task manager may be pushed down through the group policies at the domain level.
     
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  5. failurbydesign

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    Worked like a champ..why does it do that?
     
  6. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    I have a shortcut to the exe on my desktop for even easier access. it can be found here C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe
     
  7. fitz

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    dunno why it would have changed..

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    Personally, I just hit Ctrl-Shift-Esc

    But, neither of these would bring it up if the policy is set to prevent taskmanager from running.
     
  8. American Zombie

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    Malware - may be wise to scan the system
     
  9. fitz

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    just out of curiosity, you said, "again".. how did you fix it last time?