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Kill a process in win XP

Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by Akshay, Feb 14, 2006.

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  1. Akshay

    Akshay Active Member

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    How can I kill a process in win xp without using any 3rd party software? Say Norton Antivirus 2006 files cannot b closed using task manager. It returns a message saying access is denied inspite of NAV being disabled
     
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    If it can't be disabled using taskmanager then try to stop it in services (services.msc).Also try changing start up type to manual. Actually what is the priority of the process you want to kill since i am not using Norton.
     
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    NAV also has a lot of background processes runnin so connot be killed

    make sure u disable all of them in its menu first and then try killin them
     
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    there is a little command alled process , download it and run the commant to get the pid,
    then use kill to kill using the pid, just as we do in linux,

    or disable NAV at startup using msconfig.... and do tour job, then enable it later...
     
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    nav was just for example. There are other processes which return the same error. I want something similar to kill command in linux. For nav even if it is disabled, d background process of nav keep running which hog resources. Services.msc failed to stop nav background processes
     
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    did u read my post above
     
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    PainKiller thug for life...2pac

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    i have stoped using NAV bcos it runs a lot of crap. i use Avast home edition. its absolutely free. and performace is pretty decent. give it a try
     
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    Try this ...
    Use "tasklist" command to get the list of processes and their respective Process IDs (PID)
    Use "taskkill" command to kill the process using the PID
    ( Usage ex. :: "taskkill /PID 1234 /PID 2345" )

    Alternatively you can use the name of exe file to terminate the process
    ex :: "taskkill /IM notepad.exe"

    Use "/F" option to force the kill
    ex :: "taskkill /F /IM notepad.exe"

    or download "process" as Kniwor said.
    Small corrections ...
    It's taskkill .. not kill
    and if somebody has process.exe then why wouldn't they use process command itself to kill required process ?
    Get Process.exe: http://www.beyondlogic.org/solutions/processutil/processutil.htm

    More reading: http://www.robvanderwoude.com/index.html (more killing options)

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    shaunak Tux Fan

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    me too me too
    norton acts like one of those evil robots is si fi movies! :lol:
     
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    hey thnx alib_i. dats exactly wht i was lookin for.. nevr new these commands even existed
     
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    Glad it helped :)


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