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How do you Activate CTRL ALT DEL keys in XP

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August 5, 2010 1:50:47 AM

How do you Activate CTRL ALT DEL keys in XP I got a blue screen and it auto boot so fast I could not catch the error,, In the process it some disabled the
three finger salute to bring up my Task manager.

If I could find where in Regedit it is located and what I am to find when normal
would be able to edit it to correct the problem..

Thanks for your time Don.
beansbag@bellsouth.net
August 5, 2010 4:34:12 AM


Next time Windows is running, go to control panel, system, advanced, system failure, and uncheck the box that says "Automatically Restart."
Next blue-screen you get will stay there. Error info is there.

August 12, 2010 7:33:15 PM

Thanks for the info. I unchecked the auto reboot.. Now I have to wait for it to Blue screen again. I am not sure what is the cause, but I had pulled a batter out of the lap top .. when it was locked up.. Powered it totally down.. with the battery out and rebooted the machine.. It came up with a flash of a blue screen .. I took it down solid and waited about 5 minutes put the battery back in and powered it up it came up with out any errors. Then when it
came back up , I wanted to check out what was running in the background with the task manager.. It was not able to pop it up.. Not sure if it clipped the config-file on boot up.. Well I have to find another machine with a lap top
ACER -1777 and see what it has in the Config-edit and see the values in the Task - Manager.. section or under where they control key functions..

If any one out there could give me more information the correction of this problem I would appreciated it.. DBean
August 12, 2010 7:43:08 PM

Have a look at

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableTaskMgr

Make sure that it is set to 0 (1 disables Task Manager).

But you might like to discover what caused this to happen. Some viruses do this, so a thorough virus scan might be in order if you haven't already done so.
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