Thursday, August 6, 2009

When we are doing something interesting in our PCs, quite often we face with that irritating announcement "this program is not responding" thereby leading to system hanging and we resort to using windows task manager to kill that not responding program to make our system runs again. But one of adiyen's netguru advises this will slow down the PC gradually and suggests the following. Hope this is useful for all.

By default, Windows system settings doesn't support automatic shutdown of non-responsive programs. So, whenever any application crashes and thus stops responding, you have to take the help of task manager and forcibly End Task the application manually. This is considered as one of the factors that slow down the computers and ruins PC performance.

So, to enhance the performance of your PC it is a good practice for the advanced users to modify and set the system registry settings to automatically End the Task of all non-responsive programs.

Here is how you can 'Enable Windows To Automatically End Task Non-Responsive Programs' :

1. Click Start>Run, type regedit , and then click OK to open the Registry Editor.

2. From the left pane of the registry editor, navigate to the registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

3. Now, find a String Value with a Value Name AutoEndTasks in the right pane.

4. Double Click to modify the value to 1 from the default value of 0 and click OK.

5. Close the Registry Editor and restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

That's it!! Now those annoying programs that get hung up need not be closed by going to the task manager.

Hope this helps!