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How to Enable Task Manager Again in Windown XP

How to Enable Task Manager Again in Windown XP

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http://www.pchell.com/support/contentadvisor.shtmlHow to enable Task Manager again inWindown XP?
Click Start• Click Run• Enter gpedit.msc in the Open box and click OK • In the Group Policy settings windowo Select User Configurationo Select Administrative Templateso Select Systemo Select Ctrl+Alt+Delete optionso Select Remove Task Managero Double-click the Remove Task Manager optionDisable
o open the Task Manager, you normally would do one of the following:
Press CTRL-ALT-DEL on the keyboard
Press CTRL-SHIFT-ESC on the keyboard
Right-click on a blank area on the start bar and choose Task Manager
Click on Start, Run and type TASKMGR in the run box and press EnterSometimes instead of Task Manager opening you'll see the following screen. In these cases, you'll haveto follow the methods below to re-enable access to the Task Manager.
First we'll begin with the various registry modification methods for correcting this problem.
Method 1 - Using the Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Professional
Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.2.Under User Configuration, Click on the plus (+) next to Administrative Templates
Click on the plus (+) next tSystem, then click on Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options4.Find Remove Task Manager in the right-hand pane and double click on it
Choose the option "Not Configured" and click Ok.6.Close the Group Policy Window
Method 2: Change the Task Manager Option through the Run line
1.Click on Start, Run and type the following command exactly and press Enter
REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /tREG_DWORD /d 0 /fMethod 3: Change Task Manager through a Registry REG file
1.Click on Start, Run, and type Notepad and press Enter
Copy and paste the information between the dotted lines into Notepad and save it to yourdesktopas taskmanager.reg------------------------------------Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000-------------------------------------3. Double click on the taskmanager.reg file to enter the information into the Windows registry
Method 4: Delete the restriction in the registry manually
Click on Start, Run, and typeREGEDIT and press Enter
Navigate to the following branchHKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System
In the right pane, find and delete the value named DisableTaskMgr4.Close the registry editor
Method 5: Download and Run FixTaskManager program
Click on the following links and download the program
to your DesktopMain SiteBackup Location
Double-click on the file
on your desktop and run it
How to Speed Up Windows Boot Time
System BIOS Changes
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