Make a shortcut to Kill Not Responding Programs instantly using Taskkill.bat

It can be really frustrating when a program hangs in the midst of an ongoing task, isn’t it? A program hanging with a Not Responding status or simply getting stuck midway is a common issue. You can either end the stuck program using Task Manager, or simply run Taskkill commands via Command Prompt (as explained in the previous article).


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However, there’s an even easier trick that can kill even the most stubborn programs in a jiffy. Yes, that’s again a Taskkill command, but executed in a different way. Let’s see how.

How to Kill a Not Responding Program Using Taskkill Shortcut in Windows 10

 

Step 1: Open Notepad and type the below command in it:

 

taskkill /f /fi “status eq not responding”

 


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Notepad Type Taskkill Command

 

 

Step 2: Go to the File option on the upper left of the Notepad. Click on  Save As.

 

 

File Save As

 

 

Step 3: Now, name it anything related in the File Name, select Save as type as All Files, and save it as .bat file.

 

 

File Name All Files .bat Save

 

 


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Step 4: Your .bat file is saved. All you need to do is to double-click on the file whenever you want to end a pesky program. It flashes a command prompt for nano-second and disappears, while closing the not responding program in no time.

 

Saved File Double Click Program Closed

 

That’s it, and you are done!

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