1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Task Manager and RegEdit do not work in my XP

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by claudiala, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. claudiala

    claudiala Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Hi all

    I have this problem for long time ago and now I really need to fix it. I tried to follow a lot of solutions without good result, like: run gpedit.msc byt it is not system folder, etc.

    Some body can help me to fix those tools?

    thanks, Claus
  2. AfterDawn

    AfterDawn Advertisement

  3. dailun

    dailun Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Not much information to go on.

    If you open a command prompt window or start --> Run

    regedit or taskmgr what happens?

    Do you get an error message?

    There are viruses and malware that can cause this symptom.

    No one can help you without a better description of the problem.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  4. claudiala

    claudiala Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Yes is an error for both options: windows cannot find 'regedit' (or 'taskmgr') make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. to search for a file, click the start button, and then click search.

    that is the error... any idea?
  5. dailun

    dailun Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    It could be that your path is messed up.

    Try this:

    1)Start --> Run
    2)type cmd
    3)in the command window, type
    4)cd c:/windows
    5)dir regedit*.*
    6)see if regedit.exe is there
    7)type cd system32
    8)dir taksmgr*.*
    9)see if taskmgr.exe is there

    If the files are gone or renamed, you may have a virus.

    If the files are there, check your path statement by typing "path" (omit quotes) at the command prompt. You may need to re-add c:\windows and c:\windows\system32 to the path statement

Share This Page