[kegswindows] Re: Win XP Pro task manager

  • From: "Kurt Mincin" <krmincin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 16:39:04 -0700

Thanks, David.

Another clarification.  You mention Win9x/Me in your latest response to me.
The original question was regarding Win XP Pro (see subject).  Were you
thinking Win XP but wrote Win9x/Me?

Kurt
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Dodge" <daviddodge1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 5:52 PM
Subject: [kegswindows] Re: Win XP Pro task manager


> Kurt,
>
> Shutting off processes is more elegant than doing a Crtl-Alt-Del in
> Win9x/Me.  It allows you to see all the processes and show what
> percentage of the CPU they are using and how much memory they are using.
> By "regaining control of your system" you look at the process that is
> taking up all the CPU cycles (usually 70-99% of the cpu)and then you
> kill that process. Then you get control of the system back.  You can
> restart the application that was hung (internet Explorer does this a lot
> if you loose your internet connection) but a hung install or some other
> application that you may not even know is running could hang and lock
> the system, thereby preventing an application to run.  This usually
> works, but sometimes you just have to power off the system.
>
> //David Dodge//
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kurt Mincin
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 10:32 PM
> To: kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [kegswindows] Re: Win XP Pro task manager
>
>
> 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?
>
> Kurt
> ----- 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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