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task manager is getting disabled

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro

    task manager is getting disabled

    my task manager is getting disabled and when i am trying to start i from start menu then it is giving a prompt that it has been disabled by administrator. and when i am trying to start it by right clicking in the task bar themn it is not available,,, i mean it is greyed and not available. if some how by some mistake it has been done then how to reenable it???

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Well, it could be a virus or malware. I'd run a virus and malware scan. Otherwise, you could look in the group policy editor. Is this computer joined to a domain?

    You can try the steps outlined here:

    Task Manager - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums


    "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator" error message
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Sep 2012 at 12:20. Reason: added link for more info
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  3. #3

    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro

    no the computer is not connected to domain but i will reply after the malware check
    thanks for help
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  4. #4

    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro

    actually it is also not giving me the permission to change the registry. error:registry editing has been disabled by your administrator
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  5. #5

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Ace, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if OPTION ONE in the tutorial below may be able to enable regedit again for you so that you will be able to do the above to enable Task Manager.

    This does sound like something malware would do. I would also recommend to do a full scan of your system with something like the free Malwarebytes or Windows Defender Offline.

    Hope this helps,
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