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wotz
03-02-2003, 08:40 PM
Why is ending an unresponsive program an invitation for winxp to run my (500mhz) procesor up to 100%, then as a result take an eternity to shut the program? Why can't it just shut it down like win98 does and let me get on with things?

Babe Ruth
03-02-2003, 09:21 PM
wotz,

Instead of doing an End Task in the Task Manager, select the application you wish to stop/shutdown/kill and right click on it and select GoTo Process. Now right click on the highlighted process and select either End process or End Process Tree.

When you shut down an application by clicking the End Task button on the applications tab of Task Manager, the effect is the same as if you had chosen to shut down the program using its menus. If the program can respond to the shutdown request it should (may) prompt you for confirmation (or to save open files etc). By contrast the End Process option kills a program immediately closing any open files without giving you a chance to save them.

Cheers, Babe.

wotz
03-02-2003, 09:50 PM
Thanks. I will try that next time