Force kill a Process

It could happen, IE. That a service is stuck in “Stopping” status and cannot be Start, Stop or Restart.

Here is an example with the “Windows Search” Service:

Find PID

To find Windows Search service PID, open up a Command Prompt and run

sc queryex wsearch

Note: wsearch can be found from services.msc

Kill the process

Open up a Command Prompt and run

taskkill /f /pid PIDNUMBER
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