Dec 8, 2008

Enable Run Command

I have seen on many forums people ask about how to enable the Run dialog box in the start menu which was disabled after a virus attack. Also pressing Windows Key + R gives a error message saying it is disabled by Administrator or some other message saying its been disabled. When this kind of virus infects your system all the system settings like Folder options, Registry editor and task manager all get disable. And you cannot access them as Run command also doesn't work.

Now to get the system back to normal, first scan your PC with a good anti virus software like ESET NOD32 or Kaspersky. You can download the trial versions from the links to get the job done.

Now to get the run command back

--- Go to the drive where windows is installed then go to this folder Windows/System 32.

--- Then find the file gpedit.msc in that folder.

--- You can also search for the file in your windows drive using the search option.

--- After you find it double click on it. This is the Local group policy editor.

--- Then in the left pane go to User Configurations --> Administrative Templates --> Start Menu and Taskbar.

--- Now in the right pane look for "Remove Run menu from Start Menu", double click on it.

--- In the setting tab, select disabled and click Apply and OK and exit the Group policy editor.

--- Log off or restart the system.

That's it the run command is active again. Now if your other settings are disabled then to get them back follow these instruction given to enable registry, task manager and hidden files option.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

1 comment:

  1. hi... i do have the same problem but when i try to open gpedit.msc file it gives me a message that
    snap in failed to intialize
    Name:Group policy object editor.
    help me plz...