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    kill processes without taskmanager or command prompt

    hello,

    is it possible to kill a process without the use of the taskmanager or command prompt in windows xp or 2k?

    if so, can it be done using windows tools, or are there thirdparty tools to do this?

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    shutdown should do the trick ....
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    Turn off the computer?

    Are you saying that there is no access to Task Manager (CTL+ALT+DEL) and that you can't use command line (that is to run a 3rd party tool?)?

    Kill Utility or use scripts to kill processes.
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    shut down the computer, or the proggie shutdown??
    cause the program shutdown.exe or psshutdown.exe only work via command prompt ( or batch files that is) and that's not what i meant.

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    http://www.winpatrol.com

    There are many others, but that particular utility offers a lot of added security value and is free to private users.

    Cheers

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    Power off the computer.

    ..and that's not what i meant.
    So what did you mean?
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    correct msmittens, that's exactly what i mean, no option to run batch files, no command.com or cmd.exe, and no <ctrl>-<alt>-<del> for taskmanager.
    also no options for the schedular to start the taskmanager.
    and users have user rights.

    so kill.exe doesn't work, the scripts have to be changed for local processes, but perhaps they will work, i'll check it out!

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    You can use API in vb to kill processes. look at planetsourcecode for details.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds like you are stuck with some program or process that is not responding. Computer that you are using has policy that forbids runing cmd and ctrl-alt-del.

    Let's see, you can always log off... but then you have issue with open files (changes won't be saved).
    You could make shortcut on your desktop, with command line
    runas /user:<admin> taskmgr

    <admin> must be user with administrative permissions ofcourse. Any other app needs administrative permitions in other to stop processes that are not runing with user permitions.
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    Hi lepricaun,

    A bit more information has been given so can I ask for even more?

    When you get to the point that you want to kill the proggy, are you still getting response from the keyboard and mouse.......or are they frozen?

    If they are frozen, it is the plug on the wall or the I/O switch I am afraid................use the I/O switch of course, it has a 750Ma fuse

    Cheers

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