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Computer crashed? How to close program without using task manager | System Tools

When the computer crashes, there are several ways to close "frozen" programs to restore PC operation. Users often open the task manager in Windows, but you can set shortcuts to close apps faster. The trick saves time and saves the PC from having to expend more memory to open an extra process before getting rid of a problematic application. Here are two ways to close a program without having to type Ctrl + Alt + Del to access Microsoft's active system process pane.

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Learn how to close crashed programs with just a shortcut Photo: Carolina Oschendorf / TechTudoLearn how to close crashed programs with just a shortcut Photo: Carolina Oschendorf / TechTudo

Learn how to close crashed programs with just a shortcut Photo: Carolina Oschendorf / TechTudo

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Step 1. Right-click on an empty desktop area and select New> Shortcut;

Create a new desktop shortcut Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesCreate a new desktop shortcut Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Create a new desktop shortcut Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Type the following command in the highlighted field and press Next;

taskkill / f / fi "status eq not responding"

Create a shortcut to close crashed programs Photo: Playback / Paulo AlvesCreate a shortcut to close crashed programs Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Create a shortcut to close crashed programs Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Step 3. From, just double click on the shortcut whenever there is a crashed program. The command is set to terminate only processes with status Not responding.

Double-click the shortcut to end a frozen program. Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Double-click the shortcut to end a frozen program. Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

To make the task even easier, you can create a keyboard shortcut to launch the command without the mouse.

Step 1. Mark the shortcut with the right mouse button and access the properties;

Access the shortcut properties Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess the shortcut properties Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the shortcut properties Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. In the Hotkey field, type a key combination to execute the command quickly. In the example, we use Ctrl + Alt + F. Another option is to select the Minimized option to avoid opening the prompt window always when running the task killer. Press Ok to finish.

Add a keyboard command to close crashed programs Photo: Playback / Paulo AlvesAdd a keyboard command to close crashed programs Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Add a keyboard command to close crashed programs Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

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