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You Will Need
- Internet access (optional)
- Application watcher tool (optional)
Launch Task Manager
Open the Task Manager to quit an unresponsive application or process by pressing the Control, Alt, and Delete keys, or by right-clicking an empty space on the taskbar and then selecting Task Manager.
Quit unresponsive application
Select the unresponsive application and click End Task to quit.
Click the processes tab, select the process, and click End Process to quit any processes that are frozen or taking up too much memory.
Shut down the computer if freeze problems persist. Press and hold the power button until the computer shuts off.
Restart the computer and reopen your applications to make sure the freeze problem has been resolved.