What do you do when a program does not respond or hangs indefinitely on your machine? Often, user hit the Ctrl + Alt + Del or Ctrl + Shift + Esc combination to launch task manager and put an end to end that process/application. However, I have faced situations when that fails to work too.
Under such circumstances, the Windows Command Prompt is the only option that I see. It is easy to kill a program from there and get things working again. Here’s the two-step method that I suggest.
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt by typing cmd in the Windows Start search and key in the command tasklist.
Instantly, you will see the list of processes that are currently running and active on your machine. Take note of the PID (Process ID) of the process that you want to kill.
Last updated on 07 February, 2022
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