No task manager after uninstalling process hacker 2.

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No task manager after uninstalling process hacker 2.

Unread postby grimreaper1014 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:45 am

How do I get the Windows task manager back after uninstalling Process Hacker 2? After uninstalling it I tried to use Ctrl,ALT,DEL then click task manager and nothing comes up. What can I do to correct this? Thanks in advance.
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Re: No task manager after uninstalling process hacker 2.

Unread postby dmex » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:34 am

grimreaper1014 wrote:How do I get the Windows task manager back after uninstalling Process Hacker 2? After uninstalling it I tried to use Ctrl,ALT,DEL then click task manager and nothing comes up. What can I do to correct this? Thanks in advance.



Hi Grim,

Just delete the following registry key (aka directory) ;)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\taskmgr.exe

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Re: No task manager after uninstalling process hacker 2.

Unread postby grimreaper1014 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:59 pm

Thanks a lot I will give it a try. ;)
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Re: No task manager after uninstalling process hacker 2.

Unread postby grimreaper1014 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:06 pm

I went to the fallowing key, but there is no taskmgr.exe. I used Comodo program manager to remove it. It did a complete uninstall, and even removed the registry files. The end result is no task manger. Anything else I could try? Thanks again for your help.
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Re: No task manager after uninstalling process hacker 2.

Unread postby wj32 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:27 pm

grimreaper1014 wrote:I went to the fallowing key, but there is no taskmgr.exe. I used Comodo program manager to remove it. It did a complete uninstall, and even removed the registry files. The end result is no task manger. Anything else I could try? Thanks again for your help.


You used an unsupported uninstallation method, and so we have no way of knowing what state your computer is in. Either provide a screenshot of the registry key (Image File Execution Options) or run the PH installer again, then uninstall.
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Re: No task manager after uninstalling process hacker 2.

Unread postby Vincent » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:51 pm

dmex wrote:
grimreaper1014 wrote:How do I get the Windows task manager back after uninstalling Process Hacker 2? After uninstalling it I tried to use Ctrl,ALT,DEL then click task manager and nothing comes up. What can I do to correct this? Thanks in advance.



Hi Grim,

Just delete the following registry key (aka directory) ;)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\taskmgr.exe

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My situation is slightly different. I got a question at installation of PH2 to replace taskmgr.exe as the default taskmanager. That was alright for a while but then I wanted my taskmgr.exe back as the default. I had to remove this registry key as well. Problem solved, but wouldn't it be nice if PH2 could do this for me? Or is this option already present?
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Re: No task manager after uninstalling process hacker 2.

Unread postby dmex » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:09 pm

Vincent wrote:is this option already present?


Yes, untick "Replace Task Manager with Process Hacker" found on the advanced tab in settings ;)
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