Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator - no desktop, no taskbar, no command line
Posted on 2009-04-16
I have a computer that was badly infected with viruses and would not boot into windows at all. I slaved the drive, ran lots of virus scans, and cleaned up hundreds of files. Now windows will boot, but all I get is the desktop background. If I try to control+alt+delete it says "task manager has been disable by your administrator." I tried a repair install without any change.
I have googled for the issue, but only come up with people who also had access to their start menu, desktops, or run commands, whereas I have access to none of these things. Anybody know what I need to delete or restore to get this thing running again?