Task Host is a service that is part of Windows 10 and that is responsible for controlling some operating system tasks. Although it is not frequent, this process can lead to the appearance of some problems. We explain what Task Host is and how to fix the error it can cause .
Task Host is a process built into Windows 10 that runs in the background in a completely transparent way for the user. This service is responsible for managing aspects related to updates, Windows fast startup, automatic antivirus scan and many other tasks.
It is a process that does not usually cause problems in general, but sometimes it can cause problems that can be solved in a very simple way. These problems can be caused by incompatibilities with other applications or possible bugs among other causes.
There are several ways in which we can solve the errors caused by Task Host, below, we see those that manage to solve the most common problems related to this process. If the problem has not been solved with these steps, we have a lot to do that you will have to reinstall Windows 10.
Turn off Microsoft Store updates
Sometimes Task Host errors are due to the automatic update service of the applications we use in Windows 10, which can lead to errors. A good way to start is to disable this functionality, and see if the problem is fixed. To do this we just have to follow a few simple steps.
The first thing is to go to the Windows 10 start menu and run the " Microsoft Store " application, you can use the search engine included in the menu to find it in a simple way.
When the Microsoft Store opens, you need to access its configuration options, to do this, click on the ellipsis in the upper right corner.
Now go into " Settings " and disable the "Automatically update applications" option .
After that , you will be able to see if the problem has been solved on your PC . If so, wait a few days before activating the function again to see if the problem was due to a bug that they already fixed.
Disable the fast startup option
The Windows 10 Quick Start option is another feature of the operating system that can cause Task Host related problems . This technology is responsible for accelerating the startup of Windows, something that is very useful if you have a mechanical hard drive, but that has little or no use in a computer with an SSD.
Disabling fast startup is very simple, first of all, press the key combination " Windows + R " to open the Windows 10 run tool. Now type " cpl " to access the Windows 10 power configuration options
Enter the section " Choose the behavior of the on / off buttons ." Once inside, click on " change currently unavailable settings " to access advanced options.
Now you can deactivate the option of fast startup in Windows 10.
Use the SFC command from a cmd window
The cmd command window can also be a good way to troubleshoot the Task Host process. This error can be caused by corrupted files on the system, something that we can check and fix using the SFC command.
The first step is to go to the start menu and run the Windows 10 cmd command window, you can use the search engine to find the function. Run the tool as an administrator to avoid problems.
Once the cmd window opens, use the following command to scan the file system for errors.
sfc / scannow
The tool will take a few minutes to analyze the Windows files , if it finds a problem it will try to fix it. When it's finished, you can check if the problem still persists.