Tuesday, March 11, 2008

How to enable task manager

In my earlier post, I shared my knowledge of enabling registry editor in Windows with readers. Today, I would to tell you how to enable task manager in WinXp.

If you press Ctrl, Shift and Delete keys together, the task manager will come out for us to shut down the program we don't want to run. As has happened to me a few times, the message 'Task manager has been disabled by adminstrator' will appear instead and we can't use it. When this happens, execute the following steps to enable the task manager again.

  1. Click Start, then click Run
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Browse to the following key:
  4. In the right pane, look for the value: DisableTaskMgr
  5. Right click DisableTaskMgr and select Delete. (When prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete this value", select Yes.
  6. Close the Registry by choosing File | Exit

Now, if you press Ctrl, Shift and Delete simultaneously, the task manager should appear on your screen.

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