Why doesn't my "End Now" work when I try to close an application that is hung up?
Posted on 2009-07-09
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.