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I've an annoying problem with my task manager

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  • Task Manager
  • Windows XP
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Anonymous
September 26, 2004 5:12:05 PM

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When I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, a message appears saying
"Task Manager has been disabled by your adminstrator"

Knowing that my profile is an adminstrator profile...

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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 7:48:14 AM

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MeEdOooO wrote:
> When I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, a message appears saying
> "Task Manager has been disabled by your adminstrator"
>
> Knowing that my profile is an adminstrator profile...

> I am getting the message:
>
> "The Address Book failed to load. Outlook Express is
> incorrectly configured, please reinstall."
>
> Following the Troubleshooters instructions, I attempted
> to replace the Wab32.dll file
> 1. Insert Windows disk...
> 2. Click Start, then Run.
> 3. In Open box, type: msconfig
> *****here's where the problem is, The box does not stay
> long enough on the screen to do anything else. If I hurry
> and can go to step 4 before it disappers but that's it.**
> 4. On General tab click Expand file
> 5. In File to Restore, type: wab32.dll

This behavior can be caused by several different viruses. Make sure your
anti virus program has the latest definition update and run a complete virus
scan. If you do not have an anti virus program installed, use one of the
free, online scanning tools.

Free online virus scan
http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html

Msconfig.exe Task Manager and the Registry Editor are all targets. Since the
programs are blocked by name, renaming the executables is a workaround.
Example: Rename regedit.exe to regedit.com.

If this does not resolve the problem, you can run the tool created by MVP
Doug Knox that creates a "backup set" of those three programs (each with a
name different than the originals):
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_emerutils.htm

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
September 28, 2004 9:01:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

MeEdOooO,

This message is caused by restrictions placed in registry. DisableTaskMgr
value is set to 1 or via Group Policy. It has been noted that many malware
enables this restriction.

Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Taskmanager_error.htm

Then follow Ronnie's advice and run a full system virus scan.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP XP Shell/UI
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


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When I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, a message appears saying
"Task Manager has been disabled by your adminstrator"

Knowing that my profile is an adminstrator profile...
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