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how do I kill a zombie process

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dale5351, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. dale5351

    dale5351 Thread Starter

    Jan 18, 2013
    I am working with folks in another thread on a problem with iexplore.exe locking up my XP computer, but thought that I would ask this question in a new thread to get wider exposure.

    The symptom there is that iexplore.exe will sit at using 50% CPU of a two core computer. I try to kill that iexplore.exe process and it will not die. I've tried the "end process" from task manager, kill process from process explorer, and kill <PID #> from a command prompt. All of them say "process killed" or something like that -- but none of them actually stop the process. It just keeps on going, consuming my CPU (the brain), and eventually causing every thing to lock up and freeze -- until I push the power off button for a hard stop.

    I'm open to any suggestions as to how to kill such a process -- it would allow me to free up the freeze without the ill effects of a hard stop.
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    All well and good except for one thing; it can get extremely difficult for us fixing the issue if there are multiple threads running on that problem, as we have no clue what has and has not been tried.

    As such, I'm going to close this thread up. Please respond at your original thread at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1085829-iexplore-freezes-computer.html.


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