How to Fix Hkcmd.exe Error in Windows

Is your Windows system displaying Hkcmd.exe error? There must be a lot of questions in your mind like what is Hkcmd.exe error and why is it coming your system? When your system doesn’t have Hkcmd.exe files, you cannot run any program in your computer. The Hkcmd.exe files are used for the Intel Graphics drivers to load the instructions but sometimes the computer starts to show the error as it is unable to read the files that are required. There could some other reasons like malicious software has infected the system and it might be preventing the Windows from reading the file. This will cause the error into the Gateway drivers thus making it harder for the Windows to reach the necessary files correctly.

Some other reasons are changes in registry of Windows, accidentally deleting the important Hkcmd.exe files, corrupt download of Gateway drivers or etc. But there are workarounds to resolve the issues. If you don’t know what methods you should follow then try the solutions below to troubleshoot the error in your Windows.

How to fix Hkcmd.exe error in Windows

Reinstalling the Intel Graphic Drivers

  1. Open Start Menu and open Control Panel.
  2. Now, move your cursor to View by at the corner and click the down facing arrow button.
  3. Select Small size from the menu.
  4. Click to open Device Manager.
  5. Navigate to Graphic Adapter.
  6. Right click on the option.
  7. Click Uninstall Driver from the menu.
  8. Now restart your computer.
  9. Now your Graphic driver is remover which may result in distortion of the screen.
  10. While rebooting, Windows will reinstall the driver automatically, and it might refresh the Hkcmd.exe files.

Disable the Hkcmd.exe process

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete button from keyboard.
  2. Click to open task manager.
  3. Click Process tab from the upper toolbar of Task Manager.
  4. Search Hkcmd.exe process.
  5. Once you find it, right click on it and select Disable.
  6. Check if the method worked.

James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber-security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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