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Task Killing in Windows, Why 3 times ?


From the Task Manager in Windows why do you have to select 3 time the same applications before it dies ?

~ CycleBurner ~
Friday, April 02, 2004

snap, crackle, pop

duh
Friday, April 02, 2004

I wondered the same thing for a while, but I think it's largely coincidence.  After you end a task, look for a task called dumpprep to pop up.  If you don't want to send any crashy goodness to Microsoft, just kill the dumpprep process - the one you wanted to kill should die along with it.

Greg Hurlman
Friday, April 02, 2004

Microsoft usually gets it right the third time.

Karthik
Friday, April 02, 2004

I think windows simply calls the programs own function for quitting at first. Before it tries to forcfully remove a program from memory you usually get a pop up saying X is not responding.

Eric Debois
Saturday, April 03, 2004

This is normal, reasonable and safe behavior.

Windows asks the task to close, and waits for some time.

If the task doesn't finish, then it kills it.

If you don't like that, switch to the "processes" tab and kill the task on the spot.

MX
Saturday, April 03, 2004

"If you don't like that, switch to the "processes" tab and kill the task on the spot. "

And be prepared for the consequences if the task is actually busy writing a file....

sgf
Saturday, April 03, 2004

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