Task manager won't stop process

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by simonc, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. simonc

    simonc Guest

    A programme I use for generating maps got into a loop and started eating up
    the memory. When I tried to stop it with Task Manager, by accessing the Image
    name in the Processes tab, nothing happened. I even logged off and logged on
    again and the process was still running. I could only kill it by shutting
    down the computer. This was a repeatable error - I did the same activity
    using the programme again, and again it locked up and couldn't be stopped
    with Task Manager. I also tried running Task Manager as Administrator but
    that didn't help either.

    The programme is a 32 bit application and I'm running it on XP x64.

    Is there a problem with x64 here? How can one stop a process if Task Manager
    doesn't do it?

    Grateful for advice.
    simonc, Mar 20, 2009
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  2. simonc

    Carlos Guest

    Hi,
    Try using taskkill from a command prompt.
    Type taskkill /? for help on its usage.
    Carlos


    "simonc" wrote:

    > A programme I use for generating maps got into a loop and started eating up
    > the memory. When I tried to stop it with Task Manager, by accessing the Image
    > name in the Processes tab, nothing happened. I even logged off and logged on
    > again and the process was still running. I could only kill it by shutting
    > down the computer. This was a repeatable error - I did the same activity
    > using the programme again, and again it locked up and couldn't be stopped
    > with Task Manager. I also tried running Task Manager as Administrator but
    > that didn't help either.
    >
    > The programme is a 32 bit application and I'm running it on XP x64.
    >
    > Is there a problem with x64 here? How can one stop a process if Task Manager
    > doesn't do it?
    >
    > Grateful for advice.
    Carlos, Mar 20, 2009
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