Task Manager Disabled in Windows®
What are the causes of task manager disabled in Windows? How can we fix this issue?
Task manager in Windows shows all the processes which are running in the background. You can use it to stop the processes related to viruses or Trojans. To access task manager, press Ctrl, Alt and Del simultaneously. If the task manager is blocked, the error message "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator" is displayed. This may be either because of the administrator has disabled the task manager, or due to the virus attack. The main cause can be that you are using an account that was blocked via the 'Local Group Policy'. Other reason can be the registry settings blocked you from using task manager. Windows Task Manager helps the user to see all the processes or applications that are currently running.
Following are the various ways to fix task manager disabled issue in Windows:
- Verify group policy
- Reboot PC in safe mode
- Edit registry
Verify group policy
Click 'start' and type ’Gpedit.ms’ in the 'run' box to open Windows Group Policy Editor. Select ‘User Configuration’ option. Go to ‘Administrative Templates', choose ’System’ and select ‘Ctrl, Alt, Delete’ option. Now verify that 'Remove Task Manager' is set to 'Disable' or 'Not Configured'. This will help you to update and run an antivirus program.
Reboot PC in safe mode
There are certain malware that have the ability to block the task manager as soon as it infects the system. Try to run the system in safe mode which launches only basic programs to run the PC. With the help of safe mode function, user can locate and fix the issues within a system. While the system is running in safe mode, it disables most of the viruses and allows you to regain control over task manager.
Open registry editor by typing 'regedit' in the 'Search' box. Navigate the registry entry from HKEY_CURRENT_USER, select Software and then Microsoft. Here, you need to select Windows and navigate to Policies. Now choose ‘System’, select ‘DisableTaskMgr’, Type '0' into the 'Value Data' box and click 'OK'. Close the registry editor and restart your computer.
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