[kegswindows] Re: Win XP Pro task manager

  • From: "Kurt Mincin" <krmincin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 22:31:46 -0700

Thanks, David!

Something I need to clarify.  The technician and you mention "regaining
control of your system."  Ending the processes is part of the reinstall, so
there isn't any loss of control.  Is this just a matter of semantics?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Dodge" <ddodge@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 7:59 PM
Subject: [kegswindows] Re: Win XP Pro task manager

> Kurt,
> Terminating a process is ok as long as you know what that process is
> doing and it is something that needs to be done to regain control of
> your system.   I do this all the time and get the same warning.  This is
> a secondary level of "do you really want to do that?".  The system will
> not allow you to terminate critical system processes, so you are
> generally safe under most circumstances.  It would help if the Covey
> technician knew what processes that needed to be terminated for you to
> reinstall the program, as that would help to target what needed to be
> shut down.  I would recommend you do the reinstall in Safe Mode as many
> processes aren't loaded that would load under a normal boot.  This will
> help minimize what you have to attempt to shut down.
> I shut down processes that are hung (or applications that are hung) to
> regain control of my system when something goes wrong.  The technician
> gae ok advice, but should have been more specific, or at least walked
> you through each one.
> David Dodge
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kurt Mincin
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 10:25 AM
> To: KEGS
> Subject: [kegswindows] Win XP Pro task manager
> I'm uninstalling and reinstalling a program (Franklin Covey Planner) and
> one of the steps is to end all processes except systray and explorer.
> When I click the "end process" button a warning window comes up,
> "Warning: terminating a process can cause undesirable results including
> loss of data and system instability..."  I was told by the tech support
> to ignore the warning.
> Is this good advice?
> Thanks
> Kurt

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