To kill background process in windows 2000 ?

December 15, 2010 at 19:03:37
Specs: Windows 2000
i installed an application and when i run it for the first time its creates .exe in the background but its not closing
when run the same appliation for the second time its creating a one more .exe in the background

and its causing some registry problems in my application
the windows version i am using is windows 2000

before stating that application i wil run a batch script to kill the previous .exe
but in windows 2000 we dont hav tskill ,taskill,pskill,kill

so is there any other way for that...

can any one help mee?

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December 16, 2010 at 05:05:04

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December 16, 2010 at 10:59:51
You can either install CCleaner-Slim & use Tools > Startup:

or download MSCONFIG:

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December 16, 2010 at 16:53:39
Thanks a lot ijak and mickliq for helping me

i downloaded and its working properly with the pskill utiliy
i got one more problem...

The utility is killing all the instances of .exe with name i specified [means the name which i passed to the utiliy]

but i need to kill the process which is associated to my application not the other.

for that what i am doing is i am just running a batch script while closing my application but in my system there is one more application with the same name

and it also creates the background process with the same name
so when the script runs its killing all the process with that name

is there any way to kill the most recently created single process??

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December 17, 2010 at 05:21:12
Tricky. You can specify the PID when killing the process, but how you find out the PID of the process you want to close is another matter.

Do the background process and the one that you want to run have to have the same name? Would it be possible to rename one of them (making a copy of the program if it's actually the same executable) so that you can uniquely kill it?

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December 17, 2010 at 06:36:28
Install the MSCONFIG utility that I posted a link to, then follow these instrcutions on how to use it:

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December 17, 2010 at 09:25:46
I'm not quite clear how you use msconfig to kill a running process, particularly on a remote machine. Can you elaborate?

I thought msconfig addressed an entirely different problem (disabling start-up and background processes).

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December 21, 2010 at 02:09:24
Thanks to all

I just renamed the background process name and then used the pskill now its working fine
am not getting any kind of registry problems now ....

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