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June 21, 2010
7:30 PM
PCbasics
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What is (perferably free) a good program that can do the same task as the mac’s “Force Quit” feature. i always try the task manager but it never works….especially when a program thats not responding which is even more annoying…..the mac actually has a window that will pop up and you choose what program you want to “Force quit” and sometimes that comes in very handy but more handy if it were in PCs. any suggestions?

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June 21, 2010
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Whoa you scared me to bits! I thought you were going to quit Dot.Tech! > <

 

…so Force Quit eh? Dunno any other program that can do the same as the Mac one… I always use Task Manager; always works for me! Laugh

 

~Joji~

June 21, 2010
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On Linux, type xkill into the run box (F2).  On Windows, I have no idea…. Yell

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June 21, 2010
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 In Windows, when using the task manager, instead of using the “End Task” feature, go to the Processes tab and look up the process for the concerning program and click on End Process.

Much much much better than End Task.

June 22, 2010
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I GOT IT!!!

 

Use AnVir Task Manager! Ha ha! I am so MLG LEGIT! Yes, AnVir Task Manager is the program I know so far that modifies task manager into a more detailed and awesome version of the original.

 

Though, I had no intention of using it… only tried it once or twice, ’cause it’s too much info! I don’t need that much, task manager is simple enough for me. XD

 

…AnVir Task Manager is still free, look at the sidebar and find “AnVir Task manager” under “Best Freebies”.

 

~Joji~

June 22, 2010
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Gioneo said:

 

 In Windows, when using the task manager, instead of using the “End Task” feature, go to the Processes tab and look up the process for the concerning program and click on End Process.

Much much much better than End Task.


 

thats actually the way i do it too….but it doesnt work all the time

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June 22, 2010
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Joji said:

I GOT IT!!!

 

Use AnVir Task Manager! Ha ha! I am so MLG LEGIT! Yes, AnVir Task Manager is the program I know so far that modifies task manager into a more detailed and awesome version of the original.

 

Though, I had no intention of using it… only tried it once or twice, ’cause it’s too much info! I don’t need that much, task manager is simple enough for me. XD

 

…AnVir Task Manager is still free, look at the sidebar and find “AnVir Task manager” under “Best Freebies”.

 

~Joji~


 

This actually didnt work for me either….so far the only way to close it is to restart the comp.

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June 22, 2010
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Oh, ok. Well,  I guess that’s the only choice. Frown

 

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June 22, 2010
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Sometimes ending the process from the task manager in windows does wonders for me(if you know which processes the program uses). I usually do this to end the hl2.exe process from steam(from counter-strike game), because it never closes properly. However, you have to be careful because ending the wrong process could, well, end your computer’s life.

June 23, 2010
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PCbasics said:

Gioneo said:

 

 In Windows, when using the task manager, instead of using the “End Task” feature, go to the Processes tab and look up the process for the concerning program and click on End Process.

Much much much better than End Task.


 

thats actually the way i do it too….but it doesnt work all the time


 

Hum… Confused   I’m pretty confident saying I’ve had a 100% success with the “End Process” feature in Task Manager if I have to kill an app. One thing to point out is that some programs may have more than one process running, so be sure you’re getting all the processes related to said program.

Although if Windows Explorer is the culprit, kill the process “explorer” and simply restart it via the applications tab and “new task” (type explorer.exe).

… Still… Confused   If that happens, save your work and reboot since your system will already be unstable. What you want to avoid is an unnecessary “hard reboot”… That’s how files get corrupted.

 

June 24, 2010
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This is quite a good program for listing all the running process. I have used it quite a few times killing process which Windows Task Manager fails to kill. This one is also from Microsoft called “Process Explorer”.

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

 

 

June 24, 2010
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Sandeep said:

This is quite a good program for listing all the running process. I have used it quite a few times killing process which Windows Task Manager fails to kill. This one is also from Microsoft called “Process Explorer”.

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/e…..96653.aspx

 

 


 

huh…for some reason this looks axactly like a program i already have but i might give it a try….its FREE right!??

 

…..oh remembered the software name that looks like this , its called “Process Lasso”….got it from GOTD!

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June 25, 2010
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Gioneo said:

 

 In Windows, when using the task manager, instead of using the “End Task” feature, go to the Processes tab and look up the process for the concerning program and click on End Process.

Much much much better than End Task.


 

Hi Gioneo Smile

Why is End Process better than end task? (Answer goes in GCSWink)

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June 25, 2010
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 Some programs run differently than others. They may have multiple instances running and services that belong to them etc…

When you use the End Task feature, sure it will end the program but in many cases will leave other instances or services for that program still running in the background. That’s why many times when an application crashes you use the End Task and it’s still stuck. The End Process goes much deeper by listing the instances and services linked to the app, allowing to kill all that is running.

The trick with End Process is to figure out which belongs to what as to avoid killing the wrong process… 

Usually if it says “System” under the User Name field, don’t kill it (Windows won’t let you anyways if it’s a core process).

June 26, 2010
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I’ve never really have problems with end process, but if you do, you can right click on the process in task manager and pick “End process tree”. If I’m not mistaken, it kills that process and all processes that were started by it, which can occasionally prevent the first one from being ended.

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June 26, 2010
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Gvape said:

I’ve never really have problems with end process, but if you do, you can right click on the process in task manager and pick “End process tree”. If I’m not mistaken, it kills that process and all processes that were started by it, which can occasionally prevent the first one from being ended.


 

Actually that is what i do too…. these are my steps…:

1. end task

2. end the process

3. end the prcess tree

…but sometimes that doesnt even work….Confused

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June 26, 2010
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I AM HAVING A FRUSTATING PROBLEM.RECENT GAOTD OFFER ASTON2MENU

INSTALLED ON WIN 7 ULTIMATE.SUDDENLY WHEN I STARTED MY LAPTOP

I SAW A MESSEGE “a2worker.dell missing,aston.exe canno be started.

thats all  ALL BLACK SCREEN NOTHING SEEN.AS IT IS A SHELL APPLICATION

EXPLORER.EXE GOT SOME WHERE INSIDE.THE APPL IS HAVING SOME PROCEDURE TO TAKE OUT  EXPLORER FROM SHELL,BUT  ASTON2 IS NOT RUNNING,ITS FOLDER NOT SHOWING SHELL SWAPER.

I AM VERY MUCH FRUSTATED,PL.SHOW ME A WAY TO COME BACK TO NORMAL POSTION.

SYS.RESTORE NOT HELPFUL.I REQUEST YOU ALL PL.GIVE ME A SOLUTION.

THANKING YOU

rachana

June 26, 2010
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Alright… are you able to boot to safe mode Rachana? If so, download and install “REVO Uninstaller” and use that program to uninstall that screwed-up-Aston Start Menu program.

 

After that, let it scan for left overs, and what ever it finds, accept and delete the left overs.

 

Now… let’s re-boot and see if you see anymore black screens. If you still get a black screen, then there are two suggestions:

 

1. wait for the other techies to see if they can help you out, dunno what else I could do to help, never had a problem with my LEGIT Win XP Pro. on my laptop.

2. pay $40 to a technician that can fix up your computer

 

~Joji~

June 26, 2010
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Continuing what Joji says:  after you’ve booted, if you have a black screen, press Win+R and type in EXPLORER.EXE.

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