Killing a frozen program when you can't see task manager

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by smodtactical, May 24, 2014.

  1. smodtactical

    smodtactical Limp Gawd

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    The game prototype freezes on me (windows 8) when I try to alt tab out and back. Everything else is still working. I bring up task manager but task manager is hidden behind a frozen screen of prototype. I can even bring up the metro panel fine I just can't use any program to force prototype to close.

    I have a second monitor and everything in terms of programs is running fine on that but when I bring up task manager it goes to my main display that has the frozen prototype that won't allow it to the foreground to be used.

    Is there a way I can move the task manager to my second monitor without a mouse? That way I'd be able to use it to force prototype to close.

    Thanks!
     
  2. smodtactical

    smodtactical Limp Gawd

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    Hey I just figured it out, Win + Shift + Right arrow brought task manager to the second monitor and then I was able to force prototype to close. YES!

    Thanks.
     
  3. almalino

    almalino [H]ard|Gawd

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    On single monitor Windows 8 PC I do:
    Ctrl+Alt+Del
    Log off
    Log on

    Problem solved
     
  4. The Cobra

    The Cobra 2[H]4U

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    ^^ THIS ^^

    By far the easiest method to kill a frozen program.

    The other thing you can do is bring up a command prompt and type in "shutdown /r" This will force reboot your pc as well.
     
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  5. WorldExclusive

    WorldExclusive [H]ardForum Junkie

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    In Win8, I would press either the windows key or alt+enter to exit a game.
    If that doesn't work, The Cobra medthod is the backup.

    For other programs that don't go fullscreen, I have the Task Manager pinned to the Task Bar, no Ctrl+Alt+Del required.
     
  6. jiminator

    jiminator Capt Obvious

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    takmanager -> options -> always on top

    problem solved

    logging out works but you lose anything you had open
     
  7. Lord Nassirbannipal

    Lord Nassirbannipal [H]ard|Gawd

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    Seconded.
     
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  8. Tawnos

    Tawnos 2[H]4U

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    win+r
    taskkill /im prototype.exe