When user processes (tasks) do not end (close) automatically (AutoEndTasks
) at sign out, restart, or shutdown, the system waits until the process ends on it's own. If the process hasn't ended by the set HungAppTimeout
value, the End Task
dialog box appears, stating that the processes are not responding to the End Task request and prompts the user to either force sign out/restart/shut down
and force close (end task) the non-responding processes OR
sign out/shut down to return to Windows.
value also specifies how long the system waits for user processes to end after the user clicks the End task
button in Task Manager
to determine whether or not the process is hung. If this HungAppTimeout
threshold is exceeded, the End Task
dialog box appears, stating that the process did not respond.
value also controls the timeout for ghosting/frosting
This tutorial will show you how to specify a HungAppTimeout
threshold to wait and determine if a process is hung for current or all users in XP
, Windows 7
, and Windows 8