Automatically Shutdown Not Responding Applications
Often when Windows
NT shutdown, a task will return as 'Not Responding' and you are
given the choice to 'End Task' enabling this function automatically
ends the task.
1. Open the
registry and find the key below.
2. Modify the
value of 'AutoEndTasks' to equal '1' for enabled.
3. The default
time-out before ending the task is defined by the value of 'WaitToKillAppTimeout'
located in the same key, this value is in milliseconds (default=20000
i.e. 20 seconds). You can therefore additonally change this value
to speed the process up.
Note: This change will affect all users
but value can also be changed on a user basis by modifying [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
Panel\Desktop] and the same registry key.
Key: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)