How to open task manager without CTRL + ALT + DELETE

Some viruses and trojans can make it impossible to start the task manager with CTRL + ALT + DEL. Luckily, there are ways to open the task manager without that shortcut. Here’s how.

Open Task Manager Without CTRL ALT DELETE

Start Task Manager Via Executable

1. Step Click on Start
2. Step Enter taskmgr.exe into the search field (taskmgr.exe is the executable name of the task manager)
3. Step Hit enter or click on the .exe that appears at the top:

Task Manager Without CTRL ALT DEL

There are others ways how to start the task manager without CTRL + ALT + DELETE. For example, you can go to C:\Windows\System32 and open the taskmgr.exe file manually by double-clicking on it.

Doesn’t work? Run sfc.exe (System File Checker) to repair all your system files. Learn how here:
How to repair system files

Start Task Manager Via Taskbar

Another way to start the task manager is to right-click on the taskbar and click on “Start Task Manager”. Done.

Published: Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 Last Modified: February 1, 2011

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