Ctrl+Alt+Del

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    trimis

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    When XP Pro freezes (usually Mypal seems to be the culprit), I hit ctrl+alt+delete. A popup appears, and I click on 'end task'. So how do I get rid of the popup after that? Been doing a computer restart, but I'm sure there is a better way.
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    I use the registry fixes below to not ever get that popup, I use 1000 for HungAppTimeout, WaitToKillServiceTimeout, and 1 for AutoEndTasks


    Automatically Close Applications Not Responding at Shutdown


    To Implement for All Users

    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]

    Registry Key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

    Data Type: REG_SZ [String Value] // Value Name: AutoEndTasks

    Modify/Create the Value Name [AutoEndTasks] according to the Value Data listed below.

    Value Data: [0 = AutoEndTasks Disabled / 1 = AutoEndTasks Enabled]

    Exit Registry and Reboot


    Modify Shutdown Time for Services to Close


    [Start] [Run] [Regedit] Change to 2000

    Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control

    Modify/Create the Value Name [WaitToKillServiceTimeout] according to the Value Data listed below.

    Data Type: REG_SZ [String Value] // Value Name: WaitToKillServiceTimeout

    Value Data: [Default = 20,000 (expressed in milliseconds) Modify to preference.]

    Exit Registry and Reboot



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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop


    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control



    WaitToKillServiceTimeout and

    HungAppTimeout
     
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    I got very frustrated with freezes which did not even permit the machine to respond to 'Control Alt Delete', (or access to task manager from desktop), so implemented a one line command line program: 'TASKKILL', using a wildcard (*) for the process id, and the filter set to STATUS=non responding. (Had to check with Microsoft site, to get the exact syntax for the command)

    Then set a keyboard shortcut (I use Control Alt K), and also desktop icon shortcut (I use big red X), either of these kill any non responding process.

    So if I have input from either mouse or keyboard, I can kill the offending task. Still get instances where neither of these inputs register, leaving no option but 'RESET'!

    Does get results where I do not get access to task manager, a brief flash on the screen of command line terminal, but nothing else, so screen unchanged from where I was, to continue uninterrupted.

    I think this only works on XP Pro, not XP Home.
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    priscus, I sometimes have to press crtl+alt+del several times, but it has eventually come up. :)
     
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