How to Enable Task Manager in Windows

11/11/2011 10:59

1. Re-enable the task manager from Registry

The Task Manager can be enabled by modifying the registry entry. In some case the registry access is also blocked by the virus. Then you must get first the access of registry to modify it. If you have the access to registry then follow the steps below:

  • Press “Windows Key + R“, type “regedit” in the “Run” dialogue box.
  • Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System
  • Double click on “Disable TaskMgr” at the right pane.
  • Set the value to 0.
  • Restart the computer.

2. Re-enable the Task Manager through Run Command

You can also re-enable the task manager from the Run command.

  • Open Window and click Run
  • copy the code below and paste it in the “Run” dialogue box
REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
 /v  DisableTaskMgr  /t REG_DWORD  /d /0 /f
  • Hit OK
  • Restart Your Compute

3. You can also make a registry file to enable the Task Manager

If you do not want to edit registry manually then you can make a registry file to enable the Task Manger.

  • Open Notepad.
  • Copy the following codes exactly as it is in the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
“DisableTaskMgr”  =dword:00000000
  • Save the file name as “taskmgr.reg

Now double click on the registry file that you have created and restart your computer.


4. Reinstalling Task Manager (For XP Only)


NOTE:You must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to perform this procedure
1.Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command:
NOTE : There are no spaces at all in the preceding command line.
2.Click OK to open the INF folder.
3.Locate the file mstask.inf
Right-click the file, and then click Install . This will reinstall the files that Search needs to proceed normally.
You will be asked to place your windows XP cd rom in the drive OR browse the directory where XP is copied.