Tasklist doesn't work

WinXP Home, SP2, completely up to date.

See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314056

When I open the cmd window and type in Tasklist, I get a response that it's an unrecognized command.

So here are the questions:

1. Is there some other way, internally, to see what processes are involved with the various instances of svchost.exe?
2. Is there some program I can download with will perform the same functions as tasklist is supposed to perform?

I'll bump up the points if anyone can give me an idea of why tasklist doesn't want to work.


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Eric AKA NetminderAsked:
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tasklist may not be in the path. go to a command prompt and type set path = c:\windows\system32 then press enter, then type tasklist then enter. See if that works

I'm sure you're aware that control,alt,delete will bring up the task manager and you can click the processes tab

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Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:

I thought that as well, but it's not an external program in WinXP; it's like ping or dir, so there's actual .exe anywhere. But I tried it from c:\, c:\windows, and c:\windows\system32. None worked -- same message.

I'll take a look at the process explorer tomorrow -- it looks promising.

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tasklist.exe works for me. its in the \windows\system32 folder and also my i386 folder. its just a single file, you could copy it.
Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
Hmmm ... interesting. I did a search for tasklist.exe but it didn't show anywhere. This is one of those HP/Compaq machines that has everthing preloaded -- I'll have to check my laptop, which is an HP, to see if I have it there. If I do, I can just copy it over.

Tasklist.exe is unavailable in Windows XP Home Edition. The file downloadable from here: http://www.computerhope.com/download/winxp/tasklist.exe
Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
I've closed this because I hate having open questions... I haven't had a chance to take a look at the computer, but since it's working okay, it's not really that big an issue -- I was more curious than anything else.

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