Does Windows ever grind to a halt because of unresponsive or “zombie” processes? Is it sometimes so bad that opening Task Manager becomes a task in itself? Fortunately, there's a little-known program called
taskkill.exe that does exactly what its name suggests. In this post, I'll show you how to create a shortcut to
taskkill.exe that will kill those zombies with a single keystroke.
Please note that although this post was originally written for Windows XP, the instructions outlined below still apply for later versions of Windows with minor (if any) differences.
Frustrated because the slightest twitch of the mouse is waking your Windows machine out of standby? Well, fret no more! Here's the solution…