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Reinstalling Microsoft Task Manager
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Software | Unrated
Reinstalling Microsoft Task Manager

NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to perform this procedure.

Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command:
%systemroot%\inf

NOTE : There are no spaces at all in the preceding command line.

Click OK to open the INF folder.
Locate the file mstask.inf
Right-click the file, and then click Install . This will reinstall the files that Search needs to proceed normally.

You will be asked to place your windows XP cd rom in the drive.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I could not need product key to reinstall xp sericepack1 for resulving the problem.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didnt helped me
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i did everything but i couldny find the mstask.inf file. I only found a file called mstask.PNF
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It explained EXACTLY how to reinstall the windows task manager.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I found the file. It would be helpful to mention that on many machines the .inf extension might not show up. I was asked for service pack 2 cd. Put in the cd, but the file requested was not present--at least, I could not find it. Not able to reinstall...
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked exactly as directed
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I followed the exact instructions, however there was no mstask.inf file in the XP Service Pack 2 CD. I wasn't able to install my task manager.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    even after 4 years u helped me lol thanx alot for this post, thsi task scheduler thing was eating up my brains
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    the best i have llook for hours and nothing worked, until i found this link, i did exactly as you said and it work 100%.
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You LiL Beauty ! ! ! ! ! Thanx so MUCH :-P It works.....got me TaskManager back now :-P :-P :-P Thanx a H E A P ! ! !
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesn't work following install of service pack 3
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesn't work!
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i don't have a file called mstask.inf...what should I do to get this file in place so that I can open my task manager??
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because it didnt helped me
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    there is no mstask.inf in inf file
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ok people I just had to do this you go to start>run> and type in " %systemroot%inf " then you look for mstask.inf or just mstask then when it asks you to insert the CD click browse, and go to D:I386 then find the file mstask.dl_ also email me at SAB4504@hotmail.com if you want the MStask.inf file or mstask.dl_ I'd be glad to send it to you anything to help the community -Aaron Busick
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    has nothing to do with re-installing task manager
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not useful
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What do you do if you don't have the window XP cd rom?
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by ybiqS)
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    When it asks for the cd, e.g. SP3 disk or whatnot, I directed it to C:WINDOWSServicePackFilesi386 and it found what it wanted. After that, it asked for the XP Pro install disk for another file, and I directed it to a pre-copied folder C:I386 which I always do after a fresh install. It makes things like these a lot easier because you won't ever need the install disk. So, it should have worked, but it didn't. I have a particularly nasty malware that I had to disable by hand, but I can't seem to restore my taskmgr.exe, no matter what I do... This tip should work for most ppl, at least if you have the XP install disk/folder (I386) and know where your SP-files are.
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no showing run when i press tha start
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    There was no file with that name....
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no mstask.inf file located
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Sir, Right-click the file but no install opsion in this menu plz help me sir my id is moryamahesh@yahoo.com
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by Unknown)
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    It's not always work ....
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks for the tip
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    See comment #11...I had to delete files by hand. (I installed and used Process Explorer to make up for missing task manger.) I still can't get task manager back. I'm at a loss. A search tells me I have taskman.exe file, but when I try to run it a messages says that it doesn't exist!?
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not helped
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    all you get is the task manager is on a cd
     
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