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Posted By On November 23, 2004 @ 9:23 AM In Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks,Uncategorized | No Comments

Q:
What can I do if my computer hangs up?

A:
So, your computer hangs up and doesn’t seem to respond. Before getting all frustrated and hitting the on/off switch, try this.

Press Ctrl, Alt, Delete all at the same time. Wait for a window to pop up saying “Close Program” with a list of all programs that are presently running. Look for one or more that say “Not Responding”.

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Click on (select) that program then click the ” End Task ” button at the bottom of the window. Be careful not to click “Shut Down” – that turns your computer off.

Another window will pop up again saying the program is not responding. Click the ” End Task ” button on this window and the offending program will be terminated.

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Repeat this procedure until all programs that are not responding have been shut down. The remaining programs should now start responding again.

This is by no means a “sure fire” cure for all computer hang ups, but it is well worth a try, especially if you have some unsaved data in an application that is not the one guilty of the hang up.

~ Dale Gunnels


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