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NOIDEA1



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: unable to access task manager Reply with quote

when bringing up windows security box the access to the task manager is unavailable.

Any Help Please
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens? Do you get a message?
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NOIDEA1



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: unable to access task manager Reply with quote

no just shows as dull when all other options are highlighted
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What version of Windows is this? Can you explain how you are trying to access Task Manager?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

running windows 2000 and trying to access via ctrl/alt/delete
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you logged in with Administrative privileges?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what this is or how I know but always had access to this and suddenly I have not, did pick up a virus that I have now eradicated though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Check if you have Administrator Privileges Reply with quote

If you don't have Administrator privileges you will not have the the ability to do as much on your computer, one thing you may not have access to is the Task Manager. In order to check right click on your Start button - if you get an option to Open All Users and Explore All Users then you have Administrative rights.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have these priviledges what next ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the following locations in the registry, see if there is an entry for DisableTaskMgr - if so, then set this to 0
Arrow [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System]
Arrow [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System]
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