Using Task Manager.docx

Using an environment variable here would allow this

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Using an environment variable here would allow this shortcut to work no matter what the name of the directory Windows happens to be installed in because it would be pulling it from the windr directory. So if you were working with an application shortcut that doesn't work, the first thing you should do is verify the path to the executable. So in this case we would go to the C drive and then go in to Windows and in Windows we should locate an executable named Notepad.exe and it's right there. We'll close this window. Another way to get there is to use the open file location button and that'll take us to the very same place that we were before and will automatically highlight the targeted executable that the shortcut runs. Go ahead and close this for now. So that's how you troubleshoot application shortcuts that aren't functioning properly. Force Close a Program 3:10-6:58 Now we want to talk about troubleshooting application issues that have already been started. Usually applications run just fine after we launch them on the system but occasionally you might run in to issues. For example maybe an application has hung, it stopped responding and you can't exit out of it. One of the best tools for troubleshooting these types of issues is Task Manager. If we come down to our task bar, right-click and then select Task Manager, we can see everything that's running on this system. I'm going to go ahead and double-click Notepad so when I do notice that the Notepad application is added to the processes tab. Now you'll notice that I have two applications running on this system, Notepad over here and Task Manager which is this Window. But also notice I have a ton of background processes that are running, these processes are used to create the Windows operating system environment itself that these applications now run on. Now if you run in to a situation where you have an application that is not responding, it's not doing what it's supposed to do and you can't exit out you can launch Task Manager, select the misbehaving application and then come down here and hit end task. Now before we do this I need to point out that you should kind of refrain from doing this right away, if you're frustrated with the way the systems running, your temptation will be to go ahead and click that misbehaving application and just kill it, sometimes it's a good idea to just give it a minute or twoto see if it'll clean up properly before you manually kill it. Sometimes the application itself really isn't hung, it's just that the system is really busy and it can't get to that application right now and if yougive it a minute, maybe it will and then the problem clear itself up. So if you wait a minute or two and it's still hung then it's probably likely that it's never going to clear itself up. If that's the case then you can come down here, click on End task and notice when you do the application disappears, it's no longer running. Just be really careful you do this because if I
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  • Spring '14
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