Can't end a process...why not?


W

watha

I'm in Task Manager, I click end process but it doesn't work. Why not?
Thanks.
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Is this happening to all the processes, or one particular process? For better control on processes, use Process Explorer from www.sysinternals.com.

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Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


I'm in Task Manager, I click end process but it doesn't work. Why not?
Thanks.
 
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F

frodo

it is possible for a process to be written such that it can't be ended
(unless it really is hung up); some spyware apps do this. Windows never
forcable ends a process, it first asks it to end itself; if it responds
"no, I'd rather not" then windows honors that. If it fails to respond at
all then windows will kill it.
 

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