Solved

Kill process in Windows 98/Me

Posted on 2008-06-11
5
2,773 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-22
Is there a way to kill a running process from the command prompt inside Windows 98/Me. I've tried with some "kill /f"-things that works fine on w2k/xp. These will not work on 98/Me - they ask for some "NT"-file.

It should be something like:
http://www.beyondlogic.org/solutions/processutil/processutil.htm

...but supporting Windows 98/Me
0
Comment
Question by:sebastianemborg
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
garycase earned 125 total points
ID: 21766807
The kill.exe utility in the Windows 98 resource kit will do what you want just fine.
It can still be downloaded here:  ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/technet/samples/ps/win98/reskit/diagnose/

Just type kill /? for the syntax ... as an example, the following line will kill an instance of Wordpad:

kill /f wordpad.exe

The /f isn't always needed ... but results in a more reliable "kill"
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:blue_zee
blue_zee earned 125 total points
ID: 21766822
See the Win98 Resource Kit's "kill.exe" and "tlist.exe" at

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/technet/samples/ps/win98/reskit/diagnose/

"kill.exe" can terminate a program by name.

"tlist.exe" will list the running processes.

Hope this works for you.

Zee
0
 

Author Comment

by:sebastianemborg
ID: 21772434
Thank you, guys.... it worked like a charm. You will share my points :-)

By the way, Gary: Thanks for your help on this:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/Q_23151089.html

...which eventually ended up with:

http://geocities.com/easynotemx36/
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
ID: 21772693
You're most welcome .. in both cases :-)
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:blue_zee
ID: 21773039
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Don't miss ATEN at NAB Show April 24-27!

Visit ATEN at NAB Show to learn how our "Seamlessly Entertaining" solutions deliver fast, precise video streaming without delays for the broadcasting and media environment. ATEN will showcase its 16x16 Modular Matrix Switch (VM1600) and KVM Over IP Solution (KE6900 series).

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
How to record audio from input sources to your PC ā€“ connected devices, connected preamp to record vinyl discs, streaming media, that play through your audio card: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 ā€“ both 32 bit & 64.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another dā€¦
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question