How to enable task manager in Win XP

window xpA friend ask me how to enable task manager in Win XP. His PC task manager got disabled by malware. Whenever he right click on taskbar, he will see a gray out “Task Manager”. Even he press CTRL + ALT + DEL, it will pop up “Task manager has been disabled by your administrator”

To enable task manager in Win XP, follow the steps below:-


  • Click Start -> Run -> type “regedit”
  • Look for
  • Look for a name “DisableTaskMgr” and change it’s value to “0”
  • Reboot your machine and your task manager will be back.

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