I have been unsuccessfully trying to kill a process; I have tried taskkill, Stop-Process in powershell, pskill, nircmd, task manager, processexplorer, and deleting the file various ways. The process will not stop. I am using windows 8.1. I have restarted my computer several times; this problem has persisted for over a week now.
As background, I updated Spotify but it told me halfway through that it couldn't. It now refuses to close, open, delete, etc.
Using taskkill /IM spotify.exe gives me the error that "This process can only be terminated forcefully" Using taskkill /IM spotify.exe /F gives me the error that this process can not be terminated because there is no running instance of the task.
Process Explorer gives me access denied error messages when trying to kill it.
The process does not show up in the Processes tab of task manager, only in the details tab. I am given an access denied message there too when I try to end it.
I am running as administrator.
Any ideas or glaring things I missed trying out? The web version of Spotify just doesn't compare. :)