One of the most common problem you’ll encounter while working on Windows is that applications stop responding. You can kill such applications by pressing “Ctrl + Alt + Del“. To make this task easy you can create a shortcut which will do the job for you.

You can do this in two ways.

First way:

1> Right Click on Desktop in an empty area,

2> Select New text document –> Name it anything you want as a bat file (‘nameOfYourChoice.bat’),

3> A pop will prompt asking if you are sure you want to change the extension and select OK,

3> Right click on the file and open it as a text document and type the following lines:

@echo off
taskkill.exe /f /fi “status eq not responding”

4> Save the file.

Second way:

1> Right Click on Desktop in an empty area and select “create a new shortcut”,

2> Enter taskkill.exe /f /fi “status eq not responding” with quotes included,

3> Click OK.

Now when ever any of your application stops functioning, doubl click on either the the .bat file or the shortcut, and the applications will automatically find the applications that are not responding and terminate those programs.

Note: This trick may not work on Windows XP Home version as the process TaskKill.exe is not installed in Windows XP Home version.