Monday, March 23, 2015

Killing processes in Windows 7

Found this link that gives all the details, but wanted to capture the basics here. Chrome has been randomly locking up on me and when I close all it leaves a bunch of processes hanging around. I was killing them one by one in process explorer until now!

You can run:
> tasklist 

from the command line to see all running processes. Then
> taskkill /IM chrome.exe /f

And it will kill all the chrome.exe processes that hang around. Best part is this doesn't require downloading some tool to do it for your. It's baked in to windows.

1 comments:

Richard Foster said...

Something simple is obvious and important for your PC, if you want to monitor the CPU utilization, I run and check the memory statistics https://yumdownload.com/process-explorer, because sometimes too slow processor work gets me crazy. I think you faced this, but it's simple Process Explorer, too many active processes, half of them Which aren't necessary, so you can control it.

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