Taskkill – There Is No Running Instance is an error When you are not able to kill some processes using Taskkill commands on cmd is because it stops the functionality of Windows various other services.
This “Taskkill There Is No Running Instance” error had been reported to Microsoft, and it has been reported as a bug, it occurs when you can not end any process using the Taskkill command or from the Task Manager.
However, Microsoft is working to fix this “Taskkill There Is No Running Instance” error, and it may get fixed in the upcoming Windows update.
But still, we can try some of the solutions that had worked out for most of the users who were having this “Taskkill There Is No Running Instance” issue, and the solutions that I have mentioned do not represent the solid solution.
But, you can just try some of these solutions and you may solve this “Taskkill There Is No Running Instance” error if you are lucky enough.
1. Run Task Manager as Administrator
Sometimes you can not kill the process because you don’t have the privileges to do it, so make sure you have opened the task manager or CMD as an administrator.
- Search Task Manager in search box.
- Now Select Run as Administrator.
2. kill Child Processes
/f option for taskkill command indicates that the taskkill should forcibly terminate the particular process.
Adding /t with the command /f may kill the child processes of a particular process which were started by the parent process.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>taskkill /f /t /pid 6568
You’ve got to make sure that you have the right PIDs correspondents to the unkillable process.
3. Using Windows Powershell
Using Windows Powershell as administrator instead of Command prompt may resolve this “Taskkill There Is No Running Instance” error.
Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> kill -id 9060 PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> kill -id 6568 PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> tasklist /fi "imagename eq processname"
4. WIMC command in CMD
The WIMC command in Command Prompt may resolve this “Taskkill There Is No Running Instance” error, you can see the following command example to get along,
C:\WINDOWS\system32>wmic process where name='process name' delete
Write the specific process name in single quotation mark.
wmic process where name="process name" call terminate
5. Restart your Computer
Following the given steps will make a clean restart after a process;
- End task using “Task Manager“.
- Killing task using “Taskkill /F /PID” in command prompt.
- Deleting %temp% files (Search “Run” in Start menu, write %temp% and click Yes).
- Restart or shut down the computer.
6. Update the Windows:
Make sure you have the latest Windows version installed on your computer.
You can update Windows from the settings or by using the Windows Media Creation tool.
- Click on the Start button and select Settings.
- Now select Update & Security.
- Click on Check for Updates.
- Restart your computer after updating.
So, We have concluded some of the possible ways to get rid of this “Taskkill There Is No Running Instance” error, but if it keeps persists just wait for Microsoft to make an update on Windows 10 to remove this bug, Just make sure you have the latest version of Windows 10.
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