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Trying to force a process to end

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#1 unimatrixzer0


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Posted 18 October 2005 - 16:32

Is there a way or maybe even a program that will let you forcefully, even if it might cause the computer to crash, to end a process? End Process in task manager just doesn't work.

Also what do I type into Start -> Run to get to that window with the list of all the apps that start up with windows?

#2 KayMan2K


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Posted 18 October 2005 - 16:34

1. Windows Task Manager does work for ending processes, but will not end process that are critical to the OS. What process are you trying to close exactly?


#3 insanekiwi


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Posted 18 October 2005 - 16:31

hrm, i don't know a way besides using the taskmanager, just reboot ;) also kills the process.

#4 k22



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Posted 18 October 2005 - 16:39

process explorer from sysinternals will kill most any process


#5 exotoxic


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Posted 18 October 2005 - 18:13

open the command prompt and type taskkill /?
take note of the /F command :)

#6 Leddy


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:55

Nothing will kill a process that is critical. However, Task Manager can kill RPC (which is semi-critical).

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