Windows XP Annoyance
June 22, 2005 6:04 AM   Subscribe

Under WinXP, how could i get rid of the warning pop-up when I kill a process from the task manager ? i have looked around the web on various tweaking site without finding any answers... anyone ? Task Manager Warning: WARNING: Terminating a process can cause undesired results including loss of data and system instability. The process will not be given the chance to save its state of data before it is terminated. Are you sure you want to terminate the process ? YES / NO i want to get rid of this warning either by having the operating system assume a "YES" since i already asked to kill it or simply not displaying the warning. thank you -Selfsck-
posted by selfsck to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Perhaps it would help to let us in on the purpose of removing this warning.

If you're trying to automate the killing of a process, there are a number of command-line process killers out there, not to mention what you can already do from the command line in XP (see the 'net' command help).
posted by thanotopsis at 6:39 AM on June 22, 2005

If you use Sysinternals Process Explorer, which can replace the built-in Task Manager, you can turn off Verify Kill. But I don't think this is such a good idea. Having to kill a process in this manner should be a rare thing.

Also, you don't need to sign your posts "selfsck" because it always says "posted by selfsck" immediately afterwards.
posted by grouse at 7:06 AM on June 22, 2005

@thanotopsis: I want to get rid of the deletion warning from the task manager, if i already have right clicked a process and selected "end process" i consider the validation an annoyances comparable to the one with the trashcan... i am familiar with the net command set, i am simply bored to confirm end process deletion.

@grouse: already tried Sysinternals process explorer, nice software, i like the way you can broswe the cpu graph history and see wich process peaked at a certain time... neat but i dont want to run extra software, i was looking to tweak the existing windows task manager.. thanks

anyone ?
posted by selfsck at 11:50 AM on June 22, 2005

I was going to suggest "Push the Freakin Button, but it appears to have gone shareware since the last time I looked. Also, you say you don't want to run extra software.

But if you typically find such things annoying, PTFB could well be a good answer for all your problems. Maybe you can still find an old freeware version.
posted by krisjohn at 6:11 PM on June 22, 2005

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