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    Windows cant open task manager

    I am unable to run programs with as an administrator. This includes programs that normally run with admin permissions.
    When I try to run these programs as an administrator I get an error which says "Windows cannot find 'FILE PATH\program.exe' . Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."
    As an example, when I attempt to open task manager I get an error which says "Windows cannot find 'C:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again."
    This occurs for any program I try to run as an administrator or files i download and then try to open

    I have googled this and tried to run sfc/scanner in safe mode but nothing was fixed. i also tried to return to previous version prior to last update but no luck.
    In some cases when trying to access administrator settings within control panel, no error message will appear, and the settings will not open.

    any suggestions or do i need to do a full reset

    thanks in advance


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    Re: Windows cant open task manager

    Hi. . .

    Somehow, your system -- possibly the "path" - has been corrupted.

    The best thing to do here is restore the system to factory default settings as I don't see a way to help you here since you cannot run any commands.

    Regards. . .


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    Re: Windows cant open task manager


    You should firstly check out if the methods work for you.
    Top 8 Ways: Fix Task Manager Not Responding Windows 7/8/10

    Otherwise I suggest you to launch task manager through the run command and see if it helps

    Follow the steps below to launch task manager through Run command:

    1. Press Windows key + R
    2. Type taskmgr.exe
    3. Click Ok

    If this doesn’t work, try launching Task manager by using combination of keys such as pressing “ctrl + shift + esc” or pressing “ctrl + alt + del”.

    Hope it helps.

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