When user processes (tasks) do not end (close) automatically 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 determines whether these non-responding processes get forced closed automatically or not to finish signing out, restarting, or shutting down Windows.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off AutoEndTasks
of non-responding processes at shutdown for current or all users in XP
, Windows 7
, and Windows 8