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window-xp task manager

by chuck simpson / January 19, 2006 2:04 AM PST

when i try to get to task manager from task bar---- message comes up that task mgr is blocked by adminstrator---where do you get to administrator to reverse this thanks for any help

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Re: window-xp task manager
by Tufenuf / January 19, 2006 3:29 AM PST
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Chuck, Who's Computer Is This?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 19, 2006 3:30 AM PST
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Can you access the task manager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

..Are you an admin user with administrative privileges on the machine? If not, you'll need to speak with a user that has administrative rights so they can change the access back.

Hope this helps and let us know more..


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who computer ?
by chuck simpson / January 19, 2006 4:35 AM PST

machine is in a funeral home---Dell's---we got 2 @same time i am NOT the adm---name in sys info screens is downstairs--the other is up------name when you sign on is charlie (a director/owner)---is he the adm ? ---and how does he get to make adm changes /

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Chuck, ON Windows XP...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 19, 2006 4:58 AM PST
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Users with administrator rights have the ability to make any change they want on the machine..Users designated as "limited users" have very limited status..Limited users can't install programs or make system wide changes. For some reason or another, the administrator of your small network has disabled the "Task Manager" for limited users..It's done to prevent users from making changes to the computer, it's programs, or it's services.

If you need to make changes to the computer, you'll need to contact an individual with admin rights. I don't know who might have administrator rights in your company..I'm guessing the owner of the company does.

Hope this helps.


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TAsk Manager and antivirus?
by The Genious / October 19, 2007 5:46 PM PDT
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Hiii...I've got the same problem.I installed trial version of Norton Antivirus and after that i am gettin the same error message whenever i try to open the task manager.Another problem is the Error message that comes with a bang whenever ia start my computer that is"SSVICHOSST.exe is missing" aand something like you have not typed the name correctly.

So......does it make some sence to you.I mean wht is the simplesr solution

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And Is It Fixed When You Uninstall Norton?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 20, 2007 3:32 AM PDT

If so, leave it that way, then try running a full system scan using the link below. Delete any spyware/viruses it might find:

In addition, please try the fixes suggested in this thread already.

By the way, it would sure help if we knew more about your computer.. Operating system, age, things like that..

Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.


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A side note about trial version antivirus...
by BrianZachary / October 20, 2007 9:58 AM PDT

I personally have found to dislike Norton antivirus myself. I was using it for a while but then it stopped working right. I have since ended up with using AVG Antivirus, which works just as good, if not better, than Norton, plus it's free.

I don't see the point of using an antivirus or any other security program as a free trial as it is limited. When the free trial ends, you are back to where you started. That's not protection.

I don't know if Norton is the cause of the problems you are having but if you suspect in the least that it is, uninstall it and see what happens. You can always reinstall it or find something else if you need to, but if the problems don't occur when you uninstall it, you will know how you fixed them.

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