As an IT administrator, one of the most common tasks you will find yourself doing is managing processes that are running on your computer. Sometimes, however, you may find that you are unable to kill a process, no matter what you do. This can be a frustrating and time-consuming problem, but fortunately, it often has a relatively straightforward solution.
One of the most common causes of an unkillable process is the Tgitcache.exe process. This process is a part of the Windows Update service, and it is responsible for downloading and caching updates for Windows. Unfortunately, this process can sometimes become stuck, preventing it from finishing its task and allowing you to end it.
The first thing you can try is restarting your computer. This will often reset the Windows Update service, allowing the Tgitcache.exe process to continue or end. If this doesn’t work, then you can try manually ending the process from the Windows Task Manager. To do this, press CTRL + ALT + DEL on your keyboard to open the Task Manager, then locate the Tgitcache.exe process and select End Process.
If the process still won’t end, then you may need to use the Task Kill command. To do this, open a Command Prompt window (by typing “cmd” in the Windows search bar) and run the command “Taskkill /IM tgitcache.exe”. This will attempt to end the process, but it may still be stuck.
If this doesn’t work, then the final option is to use the Windows Troubleshooter. To do this, open the Windows Settings application, then navigate to Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update. Select the “Run the troubleshooter” button and follow the instructions on-screen. This should identify and fix any issues with the Windows Update service, allowing the Tgitcache.exe process to end.
In summary, if you are unable to end the Tgitcache.exe process, then you should first try restarting your computer. If this doesn’t work, then you can try manually ending the process from the Task Manager, or use the Task Kill command in a Command Prompt window. If all else fails, then you can use the Windows Troubleshooter to identify and fix any issues with the Windows Update service.