Windows: How to Quit or Exit a Frozen, Locked-Up, Nonresponding Program
Okay, this is a little newbie. However, I need to get my recipe numbers up. I want one of those free t-shirts too! This walks a user through stopping a program that has crashed or locked up.
If a program has locked up, your data in that program is toast. Toast. Bye-bye. Gone. You can sit there and stare at it for a while to make sure… if you wish. However, you are probably hosed.
This will walk you through the steps to shut down a program that has locked up. Any data in that program that you have not previously saved will be losted.
- 1. Press these three keys at the same time:
2. A security box or the taskmanager will be appear
(If the security box opens, press the Task Manager button)
3. Press the Applications Tab
4. Single left-click on the task that is not responding to select it
5. Press the End Task button
6. A message box will appear that says:
Program is not responding. End task?
7. Click End Task
8. The program will close after a few seconds
- 1. CTRL-ALT-Delete is called the “three-fingered shuffle.” So when you hear geeks talk, you’ll now know what that means.
2. Hitting CTRL-ALT-Delete repeatedly or when the task manager is open will causing the computer to shut down and restart
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