How to: End a process from the Command Prompt in Windows


1) Open Command Prompt.

2) Type tasklist and press Enter.

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3) In the "PID" (ProcessĀ ID) column, make note of the number associated with the process that you want to kill.

4) Type taskkill /PID PID#, where PID# is the processĀ ID of the process that you wish to kill.

EXAMPLE: taskkill /PID 7100

The above example command stops the process SnippingTool.exe, seen in the list below.

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TIP: To view further options, type taskkill /? and press Enter


The process you chose to end has been terminated.