How to Kill Tasks from Command Prompt
How to Kill Tasks from Command Prompt (without Task Manager).
Few days back my laptop with Windows XP OS started giving problems. Moreover, I was unable to open the Task Manager. I rely on Task Manager to kill the non responding processes as most of us do.
I started searching for other ways to Kill the Tasks (with out Task Manager). After a while, I found an alternative solution which works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system. One can view all the processes running on your system via command prompt and kill them!
Kill Tasks or Processes from Command Prompt – Windows
- Open Command Prompt via Start -> Run… and type cmd and hit Enter.
- After Command prompt is opened, type “tasklist”
- Check below the list of processes or task running on my Laptop. Each row has process name and PID number.
- Note down the PID number of the Process you want to kill. For ex: PID number : 716, Process Name : GoogleUpdate.exe
- To kill the process or task, Type “tskill” (without the quotes) then space and the PID number.
For ex: c:\> tskill 718
- The above command will kill the Process with PID number 718
In this way, you could kill the process or do lots of other things from command prompt that you can do with Task Manager.
Hope you liked this trick. If you have any other tricks. Do share by leaving a comment!
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