1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Tasmania
    Posts : 12
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2015 #1

    Task Manager not working


    When I right click start window and then click Task Manager I receive the following response:

    "C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2\5 - Task Manager.lnk

    This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

    I haven't been able to locate the program and am not sure where to find the correct program. I've searched the net but there's no mention of Windows 10.

    Can anyone help, please.

    Thanks,

    Bruce
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,952
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       14 Aug 2015 #2

    The executable is taskmgr.exe and is in: C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe.
    Check to see if it's there.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Tasmania
    Posts : 12
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2015 #3

    topgundcp said: View Post
    The executable is taskmgr.exe and is in: C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe.
    Check to see if it's there.
    I have checked and it is no there. The nearest name is Tasks. So maybe the program is not there.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,952
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       14 Aug 2015 #4

    If it's not there then your Windows is somehow corrupted. Try to run from Admin Command Prompt to see if it can fix the problem. Just copy and paste what I have below.

    1. Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    2. dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    3. sfc /scannow
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  5.    14 Aug 2015 #5

    bruce1943 said: View Post
    I have checked and it is no there. The nearest name is Tasks. So maybe the program is not there.
    Not the folder:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000010.png 
Views:	210 
Size:	19.6 KB 
ID:	31196

    the .exe:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000011.png 
Views:	209 
Size:	36.0 KB 
ID:	31197

    Way down near the bottom.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Tasmania
    Posts : 12
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2015 #6

    Thanks for that but I nwas wrong. The file is there - I didn't go far enough. However when double-clicked taskmgr I was told that Windows could not find the file I was double-clicking.

    This appears to be an issue I have with several programs where double-clicking the destination file tells me it cannot be found and to check the spelling. Maybe I should feedback to Microsoft.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Tasmania
    Posts : 12
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2015 #7

    I am definitely clicking the application (.exe)
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Tasmania
    Posts : 12
    windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #8

    Looking back at in Systems32 I notice that the file Taskmgr.exe starts with a capital T and not lower case. Would this make a difference. I've tried to change it to no avail. Thanks
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Tasmania
    Posts : 12
    windows 10
       01 Sep 2015 #9

    Topguncp - I went into Admin Command prompt and followed your three steps which fixed the problem Task Manager now working. Thanks for your assistance. Cheers
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