23 Dec

Windows cannot find ‘C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe’


You keep seeing the following error message appear:
“Windows cannot find ‘C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.”


  1. Open a Command Prompt as Admin.
  2. Type the following into the window and press Enter:
    sfc /scannow

Wait for the process to complete and the file should be restored.

4 Responses to Windows cannot find ‘C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe’

  1. Scan completed and made no difference. Still getting C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe

    Thanks anyway.

    • What version of Windows are you using and is it 64-bit?

      Try and obtain the taskmgr.exe file from another comptuer running the same version of Windows and copy it to your computer in the same directory. It can be found in the location mentioned in the error message.

  2. am getting this reply from my system: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
    Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example

    • Unfortunately this means you will have to recovery your machine as you have got files on there that are damaged.

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