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Cannot close process for the life of me

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Cannot close process for the life of me

    Yesterday, I downloaded a game called "a little Spaceshooter" from a website called (link at "", I'd advise you not download it) and after I tried to start the game up, it didn't launch. But it did create a process that could not be closed whatsoever, not in the Task Manager, not in the Command Prompt, not in anything.Click image for larger version
    I can't close those processes in the "Processes" tabs, and I can't close their corresponding entries in the "Details" tab. Everytime I try, it just says "The operation could not be completed; access is denied." For some reason, the processes are still there when I restart the computer as well. What should I do?

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  2. #2

    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    Got OS backups? There might be a "brute-force" way using Resplendence's Registrar Registry Manager and/or RegEdit. However, maybe await easier and safer ways suggested by others here in eightforums before resorting to registry editing. I'll be watchin' and learnin' alongside you in this thread.
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Cannot close process for the life of me
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