[Fix 2024] No Running Apps in Task Manager: 5 Easy Solutions

Key notes:
Task Manager may not show your processes if you have a damaged user profile.
This and other problems can be resolved by reinstalling your system using the command line.

The No Running Apps In Task Manager. However, some users have reported not seeing any running programs.

It can be a problem because you will not be able to close an application or end a Windows process that you do not need.

There are several solutions you can try to resolve this problem.

Why is an app not showing on Task Manager?

  • Task Manager may not work correctly if your Windows installation is damaged.
  • This problem can occur in rare cases when your PC displays an incorrect time and date.
  • This and other problems can be caused by a corrupted profile.

How do I fix No Running Apps In Task Manager?

Solution 1. Run an SFC scan

  • Click Start
  • Type CMD in the search box.
  • Click on Run this program as administrator, a and then click on Command Prompt.

Run the following command:


SFCs may not fix all errors. If this is your situation, we recommend using a trusted repair app.

Solution 2. Check Time and Language settings

  • Click Start and select Settings.
  • Select Language and Time
  • Click on the language and region.
  • Under Countries or Regions, click on English.
  • After restarting, check to see if the Task Manager is empty.

Solution 3. Run DISM tool

  • Click Start
  • Type CMD in the search box.
  • Search results will show Command Prompt.

Use the following commands to run:

  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Solution 4. Create new user profile

  • Click Start
  • Select Settings
  • Select Accounts
  • Click on family members and other users.
  • Click Add another person to this computer.
  • Please enter your user name and password in the fields provided. You will receive a new account.
  • Click on it to change the account type.
  • To set your account to administrator, click the drop-down arrow and select Administrator.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Login to your newly created account.

Solution 5. Perform a system restore

  • Click Start
  • Type System Recovery in the search box.
  • Click Create Restore Point from the search results list.
  • If prompted, enter your administrator password or grant permissions.
  • Click System Repair in the System Recovery dialogue.
  • Click Next
  • Click on a restore point that was created before the problem occurred.
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish

Do the following to go back to a restore point:

  • Right-click Start.
  • Select the Control Panel
  • Type Recovery in the search box of the control panel.
  • Select Recovery
  • Click Open System Restore.
  • Click Next
  • Select the restore point for the program, app, driver, or update that is problematic.
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish

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It’s not the only problem. Many users reported that No Running Apps In Task Manager. We covered this in a separate article. Check out the Control Panel for another similar error.

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