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Killing a process

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Toyman, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Toyman

    Toyman

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    Is there a way to kill a process that doesn't want to die?

    I'm using Process Explorer (Sysinternals) and I've got a video capture demo app that is locked up, and doesn't want to terminate regardless of how many times I try to kill it.
     
  2. Furant

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    Not sure if it does anything different than process explorer, but I've had luck from a command prompt using:
    taskkill /IM someprocess.exe

    OR

    taskkill /PID 123

    /F will forcefully kill it. Try taskkill /? for more options.

    Joey
     

  3. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

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    Have you tried "ending" the process in Task Manager?
     
  4. neeko

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    kill -9 <pid>
     
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    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

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    That's *NIX.
     
  6. Furant

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    Process Explorer tends to be more effective than Task Mgr... at least for everything else under the sun, if not killing processes. Regardless, taskkill has always seemed to work well with me.