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close all running program!!!

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  1. showell1

    showell1 Thread Starter

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    For a couple of years my computer was running Windows 98 SE. When it said to close all programs one could hit the control, Alt.,delete combo and it would show all programs that were running and 1 by 1 it was possible to close them. As I remember, I would highlight a program and click on end program now and that was it.(I always left sys. tray & explorer alone)
    Well now running Windows 2000 Professional, and when I click on control, Alt. and Delete, I get this totally different screen. It has a task mgr., lock computer, shut down, log off,etc.,etc. I have asked a few friends around my little area and no one seems to know. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    My computer is a Gateway 550PC,Intel 550MHz Pentium III Processor; 128 MB Memory Module; 16 MB AGP Graphics Card; Fat 32 for Windows 95 or 98(download only);20GB 7200RPM UATA Hard Drive;8x/32x DVD ROM Drive;software DVD; 3.5 1.44 MB Floppy Diskette Drive; 56K PCI Voice Modem; came with Norton anti-virus software- that's it. This, as you can see, is a real old computer, but it does most of what I need and nothing that I would really love to get into.
    Thanks again for your time and assistance and I hope to hear from you guys soon.

    Sam Howell
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Know what? I'm not sure where the question is.

    If you're asking how to close programs, you should close them from the File menu in each program, if possible. They can be forcefully terminated by right-clicking them in Task Manager.

    But there are many more programs and services in NT-based systems, and you can't close them all or the machine will shut down. You can either experiment or look up the processes here:

    http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/
    http://www.processlibrary.com/
    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/
    http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/browse.php?l=1
    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm
    http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startup/list.html
    http://www.djbdesigns.com/wtvzone/startup.html
    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
    http://answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

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    EndItAll2 is also a useful tool for those very rare times when ending all applications and services should be necessary:

    http://www.docsdownloads.com/Tier1/enditall.htm
     
  3. showell1

    showell1 Thread Starter

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    Sorry The question was not clear. In Windows 98 SE I had no problem closing programs, but since installing Windows 2000 it has been a mystery.
    Thanks for your time and assistance. I now have some great ideas as to some places to start and ck. out.
    Thanks again,

    Showell1







     
  4. begud4me

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    The only time you want to close programs from the crtl alt del function is if you have lost control of the mouse or the program is completley not responding.

    But if you must when you hit crtl alt del click on task manager this will bring up a list of all runing progrmas and processes on alternate tabs. the processes page shows what programs and items are using memory on your pc some of these you can end but be careful cuz if you end the wrong one you will me doing some re-starting of your computer. But i believe this is what you are looking for. Really though end the program from the file>quit function that all programs come with, it is much healthier for your computer. hope this helps along with the links that were provided above.
     
  5. showell1

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    Thanks for the reply. I really have needed all the help I could get!!
     
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