Interesting, I wasn't aware that Windows categories programs whether their responsive or not. That's interesting to learn.
Of course, this will close every program that is non-responsive, so that's a bit of a bug. Chances are not-likely. Another way is to use Task Manager via CTRL + ALT + DEL.
But thank you! Great to learn more about command line in Windows.
Right click on the desktop and choose New > Shortcut
In the dialog box that appears just type the following:
taskkill.exe /f /fi “status eq not responding”
Give it a name of your choice
Now just wait for something to start “Not Responding” and let loose your Task Killer!
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Diablosblizz on Mon May 18, 2009 5:37 am
So, is the Taskill executable different from what Task Manger uses to kill a program? I've got a couple programs I use for work that will sometimes freeze. Task Manager is rarely able to terminate them, it usually requires a reboot.
soulcramp on Fri May 22, 2009 9:14 pm