# How do I start taskgated again?

I killed taskgated from the Activity Monitor and since then it is not been running. How do I start the process taskgated again?

You can either reboot, or run

sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.taskgated.plist

• and yet, taskgated is still not running! – Michael Sep 28 '14 at 18:18

When I ran launchctl load I got this error:

/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.taskgated.plist: Operation already in progress


sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.taskgated.plist


Followed by:

sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.taskgated.plist


And even then it took about a half minute for it to show up in ps.

Use this command without sudo. (Worked on Yosemite)

launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.taskgated.plist