To disable the "Broken Shortcut" task, follow these steps:

  1. Click Startstart button, type regedit in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.

    UACIf you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password. If you are prompted for confirmation, provide confirmation.

  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:


  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type IsBrokenShortcutsTSEnabled, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click IsBrokenShortcutsTSEnabled, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.