Sometimes, you may notice software such as “CTF Loader” or “ctfmon.exe” running in your Windows 10 or Windows 11 task manager. Many people become concerned because they believe it is a malicious piece of software or a virus. But don’t worry, it’s not a virus or malicious software; in most cases, it’s completely harmless. Although CTF Loader is mostly harmless, it has been known to cause problems and slow down systems on occasion. As with other errors, we have mentioned a few best possible methods in the post for resolving CTF Loader related issues in Windows 11/10 operating system.
CTF Loader (ctfmon.exe) in Windows 11/10
In a nutshell, CTF Loader in Windows 11/10 is the software that handles and supports handwriting and voice recognition on Microsoft programmes. The acronym CTF stands for “Collaborative Translation Framework.” The ctfmon.exe file is related to the CTF Loader. Most of the time, it will not affect your PC or system. However, in rare cases, it may cause your system to slow down and everything to run slowly. Follow the steps outlined below to resolve the issue.
How to Fix CTF Loader Issues in Windows 11/10
1. Disabling Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Services
The easiest and first method to solve the issue is by disabling touch keyboards and handwriting services. To do so, first of all, open the start menu and type “services.msc”. Now a list of services will pop up, now find the “Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service” option. As soon as you find it, double click on it and now tap on “Startup type”. Now select Disabled. Save your changes and close them. If your issue got solved then you are all good to go, or if not, then follow the below-mentioned steps.
2. Remove the executable file
If you have already followed the first method, but the issue is still there for you and you are getting constant CTF loader error, then follow this step. It might solve the problem. To begin, navigate to the System32 folder, which is most probably located in C:\Windows\System32. Now look for “ctfmon.exe” and delete it. Now check whether the issue got solved or not. Most probably, it should get.
3. Disable ctfmon.exe using Task Scheduler
If none of the above-mentioned steps worked for you, then try to disable the ctfmon.exe using the task scheduler. To do so, first of all, open the start menu and type taskschd.msc. Now double click on Task schedule library. Now navigate to Microsoft >> Windows >> TextServicesFramework. Now click on “MSCTFMonitor” and click “Disable”.
This is the last possible method you can try to fix the CTF Loader issue. If it got solved, congratulations. If it is not, then your device should need a service centre visit. Else, you can also try to reset your PC once. Take the backup and then reset your Windows PC. This might fix the issue. Anyways, thanks for sticking with us all the way end to the post.
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