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    Kill a Process (WinXP SP2)

    Does anyone here have an idea how to kill a process that neither Task Manager or pskill can stop? Short of rebooting, I mean. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Kill a Process (WinXP SP2)

    What process is it? Have you used Process Explorer v11.04 to see what is related to it?

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    Re: Kill a Process (WinXP SP2)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by AlanMiller on 20-Nov-07 12:00. )</P>PrcView 5.2.2 contains a commandline tool called pv.exe. There are several options available. One is to run pv –kf thisprocess.exe from a desktop batch file. You can even assign a hotkey to it if that helps. It might work where pskill fails to.

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    Edit - http://www.teamcti.com/pview/pv_5_2_2.zip is a direct link to the commandline tool (only) download.

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    Re: Kill a Process (WinXP SP2)

    Hi Joe,
    The process is PDExplo.exe which is PowerDesk Pro. This is an Explorer replacement that has lots of utilities on it including an FTP client, ZIP and other compression utilities, etc. Sometimes multiple instances of it appear and lately there will be one that will not close. When that happens the entire application becomes useless. I've been trying to close other processes one at a time to see if there is another process that is interfering, but so far no luck.

    Yes, I have used Process Explorer. Nice utility, by the way.

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    Re: Kill a Process (WinXP SP2)

    Thanks, Alan. I'll give it a check. So far the only thing that works is to reboot!
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    Re: Kill a Process (WinXP SP2)

    If you can't identify anything using Process Explorer try using taskkill from a command prompt. See Microsoft Windows XP - Taskkill for options.

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