no icons and disabled task administrator

April 28, 2009 at 15:17:21
Specs: Windows xp

I have a computer that is old as dirt and on its last leg but I still have things I need on it. When it boots up, the window screen is just the cloud screen saver and has no icons or tool bars on it. I found that someone else had this same promblem (Kumail-July 26, 2005) The answer to slove it was to open the task mananger. That my second problem, my task manager is disabled by administrator. I then researched how to enable this. It says to hit the start button, which I cant because I have no toolbar. I've heard that the button on your keyboard that has the windows sign is also a start button but nothing happens when I press it! I've already bought a new laptop but still have things I need off of this old POS! Can anyone help me slove my problem? Please!

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April 28, 2009 at 16:04:12
Have you tried hitting Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open task manager?

Sorry re-read your post... the above probably won't work.

Follow the link below and run the script on the right hand side of the page... line 51

Enable the Task Manager

Be sure to click Enable, not the other.

Save the .reg file to the desktop, once downloaded double click to run then allow the merge.

Let us know how this works out.

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April 28, 2009 at 17:19:42
An option to recover your files could be to remove the hard drive and connect it to another system using a USB adapter cable.

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