How to close all programs that are not responding in Windows 10

From time to time every Windows user facing with insufficient resources problem on own device and because of this some programs (or even all at once!) stop responding. Standard tools to finish the processes that are not responding is not so perfect: sometimes button End task in The program is not responding window is not working; the last hope for user (the Task manager) is often stop responding together with other applications.

In such cases, the Command prompt can become an extremely useful tool. In this article we will show you how you can finish all not responding processes by using Command prompt.

Advanced users can configure the system in a much more flexible way. Microsoft developers gave users a numerous amount of parameters – using of CPU by applications, their status (for example, not responding), use of system libraries etc.

How to stop all programs that are not responding in Windows 10?

  1. Press Win + R.
  2. Type in and run the following command:
     taskkill.exe /F /FI "status eq NOT RESPONDING"
    How to stop all programs that are not responding in Windows 10?
    

By using the instructions above, you will force quit all applications that are not responding.

How to create a shortcut to close all the apps that are not responding?

  1. Right click on the Desktop.
  2. Choose New, then Shortcut.
    new shortcut windows 10
  3. Type in the following command in the location field and press Next:
     taskkill.exe /F /FI "status eq NOT RESPONDING"
    shortcut program not responding
    
  4. Give a shortcut the name you like and press Finish.
    task kill shortcut name
  5. To pin the shortcut on the Taskbar, drag it there using mouse.
    pin taskbar shortcut not responding

The important thing is that in case the Windows graphic shell is not responding too, the shortcut won’t help you.

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How to add a key shortcut to stop all applications that are not responding?

The key shortcut to kill all the applications that are not responding can be useful in case even Windows Explorer stop working. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Press Win + R.
  2. Type in and run the following command:
     shell:Start menu
    shell start menu
    
  3. Copy the shortcut created before to newly opened folder.
    shell start menu shortcut
  4. Right click on it and choose Properties.
    task kill properties
  5. Switch to field Shortcut key and press the keys which you want to use as key shortcut.
    program not responding key shortcut
  6. Click on Apply.

What to do if your Taskbar is not responding in Windows 10?

In case of critical crashes even your Taskbar can stop responding. To recover it without rebooting, follow the instructions below:

  1. Press Win + R.
  2. Type in and run the following command:
     taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F & explorer.exetask kill explorer
    
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In case you want to create an icon for this command or add a key shortcut, the instructions will be the same.

That’s all! Hope this was useful and helped you to manage programs that are not responding in Windows 10 with more efficiency.

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