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Hello, I'm having some trouble with my computer. For some reason I am not able to open my task manager. I get the error "Task Manager has been disabled by an Administrator" (I am the adminstrator and the only one that uses this computer). So I go to google and search for fixes for this problem and I have to go into the registry. I try and open the registry, but I get the error "Registry Editor has been disabled by an Administrator". This is getting on my nerves. Please help. Ive scanned my computer for virus's, spyware, adware and nothing.

BTW, Im using AVG, Ad-ware, and Spybot S&D.
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post #2 of 11
try booting in Safe mode and changing permissions, possibly even creating a new administrator account and try and work from there.
    
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I think somehow your account has been set to just "user" with no admin privelidges. try what Ross_uk said and try making a new admin account, or try altering your own permissions and set yourself to admin
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post #4 of 11
Sound's like your PC computer policy has changed. You need to do START/RUN then type in MMC press enter.

Then, do a file open and look for C:\\Windows\\System32\\GPEDIT.MSC. Click on it.


Open user configuration/ administrative templates/ System/ Ctrl+Alt+Del options. Look at option "Remove task manage". It should be "Not Configured"...anything else is bad.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by sniperscope
I think somehow your account has been set to just "user" with no admin privelidges. try what Ross_uk said and try making a new admin account, or try altering your own permissions and set yourself to admin
Yeah, can you even right click on My Computer, select Manage, and open local users and groups? If you can, find your user, double click on it and check your group membership. If you are not an Administrator, you need to logon as "Administrator" and add your user to that group.
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post #6 of 11
Lol I had this a few days ago after opening a dodgy EXE, which kept requesting information from the internet. I just did a system restore to the previous day which fixed the problem.
    
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post #7 of 11
Its a piece of spyware that I have gotten before. Run Ad-Aware and it will clean it out
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post #8 of 11
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woot! I update my ad-ware definitions and re-scanned and it found that both the task manger and reg-edit registry keys were changed. Thanks guys!
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post #9 of 11
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WOW, its always somthing after another...

Ok, I have fixed my problem with Task Manager and Regedit not opening, but now I dont have the Run option under the start menu....uhh this is so annoying and also when i open the user accounts menu its just blank and nothing shows up. Please help cause I really don't feel like re-installing windows, but I will if i can't fix these stupid problems. And I have searched for ad-ware, spyware, and virus's and came up with nothing so it has to be some stupid setting I accidently messed up. So please help me!
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post #10 of 11
Re-read my post. Another system policy may have been set. UN-set it!
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