Program Not Responding Fix



Program Not Responding Fix - Often when the computer hangs or there are other indicators that trigger a program not to be closed, you will mess around with a program that cannot be closed.

To overcome this, there are actually several ways that can be done, one of which is to force the program to stop. Here are some ways to force shutdown programs that don't want to close:

Through the Task Manager

  • You can use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on your keyboard to open the task manager, or by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting task manager.
  • Locate and select the application you want to force shutdown, then right-click and select End task.

Via Windows Powershell

Windows Powershell is a command-line interface that is used for programming commands, besides that it also functions to stop applications that are running forcibly.

  • Press Windows key + R to open Run, then type Powershell, then enter.
  • Type get-process to find out what programs are running (running)
  • Type kill -process name [program-name], then press Enter. For example, if you want to kill Opera: kill -process name opera, then Enter.
  • Or you can use another command: stop-process [program-name], then press Enter.
  • Via Command Prompt

How to force kill a program You can use the command prompt to force a running program to stop by:

Press Windows key + R to open run then to open a command prompt application type cmd, then Enter.

  • To see what programs are running on your computer type tasklist in the cmd window
  • Use the command taskkill / im [program-name]. For example, I want to turn off the sticky notes program, so the command is: taskkill / im stikynot.exe. The program is successfully shut down if the reply is successful.
  • Or you can also use another command: taskkill / pid 5496, which is to kill the program according to its PID. For example, the PID of sticky notes is 5496.

Those's three ways to forcibly shut down the program, hopefully, the above method can provide a solution for you, especially for programs that don't want to be closed.


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