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This will create a desktop icon allowing you to immediately open Windows Task Manager in the event of malware infection or any other reason. Is this a left over from some malware? If they don't find anything, we will have to look deeper into it. Then do a search in this forum on "Begintosearch" and/or "Websearch".

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User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ System] System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ System] Value Name: DisableTaskMgr Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value) Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = disable Task Manager) If the value is set Thanks. i will try the sites you all have suggested and post back my results. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.

Don’t open any unknown file types, or download programs from pop-ups that appear in your browser. No, create an account now. at least i dont think so. Write them down, and have a friend with XP email them to you (or burn on a CD).

I have a lot of FOUND.* folders with .CHK files from previous crashes. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. Also, run anti-spyware utilities that are actually capable of removing something - Ad-Aware and Spybot. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cant-open-taskmanager-cmd-prompt-regedit-msconfig.49810/ Pearlite replied Feb 10, 2017 at 8:12 PM Downloading issues Elizabeth23 replied Feb 10, 2017 at 8:10 PM Windows 10 update damaged my...

Ask a question and give support. Is something corrupted on my system? Click Connect. If this file contains anything other than Localhost that you didn't add there yourself, then delete the additional entries and save the file (be sure to scroll all the way


Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums Software Virus and Malware Removal Today's Posts Can't open taskmanager, cmd prompt, regedit,msconfig Bybleepit · 17 replies May 9, 2006 Can't open taskmanager, cmd prompt, regedit, click resources Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Task Manager Not Opening All Rights Reserved. I am so confused. #7 Exit0girl, Feb 13, 2015 darko999 Level 12 Joined: Oct 2, 2014 Messages: 585 Likes Received: 1,469 Exit0girl said: ↑ I am sorry for not including

I went into my Administrator acount to change my User account privileges to 'Limited' but it is grayed out. http://magicnewspaper.com/task-manager/task-manager-and-msconfig-problems.html genie_pie Born Posts: 3 3+ Months Ago Hello guys. rohan_sh20 Born Posts: 1 3+ Months Ago I am not able to run the task manager.NAV says i have no virus please help ! Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

  1. Type the path whre the file is located and click ok.
  2. The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down.
  3. Install and regularly use anti-spyware removal tools such as Adaware and Spybot S&D9.
  4. Dell tells me I have to do a complete install of XP which I don't want to do unless absolutly necessary.
  5. But that usually is the hidden, built-in "administrator" user.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE. Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2 Scan saved at 10:46:13 PM, on 11/8/2004 Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2004 1:12 AM PDT In reply to: Re: Device Manager: Won't open Open a command window, start, run CMD and type...TASKLISTPress enter and copy the http://magicnewspaper.com/task-manager/no-task-manager-or-msconfig.html I copied that infected file to another directory but the same incident there.Though the idea of replacing a good copy did not come to my mind at that embarassed situation.

Similar Threads - can't access MSConfig Can't access anything Lbean1970, Oct 29, 2016, in forum: Windows XP Replies: 1 Views: 310 plodr Oct 30, 2016 Can't open any exe! Good luck. You can copy-paste only when you have this file-path written anywhere.

Then install Firefox and stop using IE, unless it is for Windows Updates.

by R. If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rmalt] C:\Program Files\winupdates\Keygen-Serial.exe O20 - Winlogon Notify: hblogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\hblogon.dll Click on the fix checked button. virus.

Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there). You may also... If regedit is also not working, you can make a copy of regedit.exe and rename the copy regedit.com and at a run command prompt you can type in regedit.com instead of http://magicnewspaper.com/task-manager/msconfig-and-task-manager-will-not-open.html Thats your opinion, I'm talking from my own experience.

Any ideas as to what's goin on? All is now normal after a clean reinstallation of XP. I have three accounts: Administrator User1 (Limited is grayed out administrator is selected and only available) Guest I tried the same in all accounts in safe mode but same there. 'limited' Check C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch if there is still anything in it.

can scan for malware before Windows boot-up. The reason I ask is b/c a general windows search would not reveal these files? Apr 14, 2005 Task manager msconfig regedit cannot be opened Feb 15, 2012 Virus/Worm Task Manager, Regedit, MsConfig Closes .5-1 Sec Feb 17, 2005 Task manager, regedit and msconfig blocked + I have cleaned everything, run a few online scans--nothing more...like I said, msconfig and taskmanager both are operable--no other symptomatology at this time. -V ATNO/TW Super Moderator Posts: 23475Loc: Woodbridge VA

Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP come with a built in “Administrative Share” for each drive you have on the machine. bleepit: See these instructions HERE on how to post a HJT log as a .txt attachment. Otherwise leave it for the moment. Then you might as well take the modem out, and remove it via Device Manager.

Hijackthis is nice, but it is no real help to an average user. I also have the startup list from merijn.org and the results from running Panda but too many characters for one post. Get rid of it from the start. Save it to disk, then double-click it to run.

The Windows CD is just a Wondows CD with Dell printed on the label. Also, I noted that when I pasted these files into Killbox, not every single one was in there (perhaps I could manually do one at time---but my issues is solved, I If all else fails, you can use the lengthy method of browsing to taskmgr.exe.