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Why doesn't my  "End Now"  work when I try to close an application that is hung up?

Cornelia Yoder
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
When I have an application that is hung up, or simply taking longer than I want to wait, I use "Close" and then click the "End Now" button on the "..not responding.." popup.  Frequently this is my browser, but it happens the same on other things as well.

After I click the End Now, I'm still hung with the "not responding" application for as long as several minutes before it closes, or even sometimes I have to reboot to clear it.

Why doesn't the End Now actually end the application NOW?  Is there any setting or way I can force such an application to just close right now?

I use Windows XP.
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I'm not sure why 'end now' doesn't work for you, but you could do the same from the command prompt using the following command which will force the exit of the application:

taskkill /f /im notepad.exe
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OK, I'll try this next time the situation happens.  I've set the reg keys as you suggest, and we'll see if it makes a difference.
I have a similar problem and I never figured out what's wrong:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_24021902.html

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Well, I have had a couple opportunities to try this.  Once it seemed much faster than it used to be, the other I had to use the End Process Tree to get IE to close.  I guess both of those are helpful suggestions, so it's time to close this question.

Thanks for the ideas and for a good post that led me through it.
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