How to close any application even if task manager unable to close?



IT administrators often encounter a situation where they are unable to close an application using the Task Manager. This can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as the application crashing or freezing, or the application not responding to commands. In those situations, it can be difficult to close the application and the user may be left with no other option than to restart their computer.

Fortunately, there are several methods that IT administrators can use to close an application even when Task Manager is unable to do so.

1. Use the Windows Command Line: Using the Windows Command Line, IT administrators can use the “taskkill” command to kill a process and close an application. The “taskkill” command works even when the application is not responding or has crashed. To use the “taskkill” command, open the Command Prompt (type “cmd” into the Start menu search box) and use the following syntax:

“taskkill /F /IM {process name}”

Be sure to replace “{process name}” with the actual process name of the application that you are trying to close.

2. Use the Task Manager: Even if an application has crashed or is not responding, IT administrators can use the Task Manager to close the application. To do so, open the Task Manager (right-click the taskbar and select “Task Manager”) and select the application from the list of running processes. Then, select “End Task” from the bottom-right corner.

3. Use Process Explorer: Process Explorer is a free tool from Microsoft that IT administrators can use to manage processes and close applications. To use Process Explorer, download the tool from Microsoft’s website and then launch the application. In Process Explorer, locate the process that you want to close and select “Kill Process” from the context menu.

4. Use Command Line Utilities: If the application is not responding, IT administrators can use command line utilities such as “pskill” or “kill” to terminate the process. To use these utilities, open the Command Prompt (type “cmd” into the Start menu search box) and use the following syntax:

“pskill /IM {process name}”

Be sure to replace “{process name}” with the actual process name of the application that you are trying to close.

5. Use System Restore: If all else fails, IT administrators can use System Restore to restore the system back to a previous point in time. This will close the application and restore the system to the state it was in prior to the application crashing or freezing. To use System Restore, open the System Properties window and select “System Restore”. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to select a restore point.

By using these methods, IT administrators can close an application even when the Task Manager is unable to do so. This can be a lifesaver when an application is unresponsive or has crashed, as it can prevent the user from having to restart their computer.

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