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Windows 7: Windows kills a task that appears non-responsive but is just slow

28 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Windows kills a task that appears non-responsive but is just slow

I am trying to create a DVD using Cyberlink PowerDirector. It reaches 21%, at which point Windows 7 deems it non-responsive and kills it.
I tried it on my old Windows XP machine and noticed that it DOES sit at 21% for a very long time (minutes) but eventually soldiers on to successful completion.

So it seems that Windows 7 is being a bit eager to kill off this task. Is there anyway I can turn off this feature in Windows ... or increase the time it waits ... or exempt a certain .EXE from being axed?

I have tried searching online but of course any search with the term "non-responsive" in it just comes back with thousands of posts on how to kill such tasks, rather than how to not have Windows 7 kill them for me.


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09 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32 bits
Same issue - have you found an answer?

I have somewhat the same issue; I use a tool that pulls data out of a SQL server on a Wan, and I have scheduled the extraction using a tool I have scheduled early in the morning so I have my data to work with when I come into office. I know that this is a slow retrival process, but it always completes, even if it takes time. Problem is, Windows Task Scheduler seems to be thinking the task has become unresponsive and kills it.
If you found a way to prevent your tasks from being killed, or have found a way to increase the delay before Windows considers a task non responsive, please let me know!
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09 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1

Hi mariobiron and Welcome to Sevenforums!

Firstly, you should have probably created a new thread since this one is quite old :)

I remember there being a registry value that would control this specific behavior. Maybe someone can shed some light on the matter.
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09 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32 bits

Hello oreo27!
Thanks for the quick reply and suggestion; I did indeed open a new thread after I answered this one, but I wanted to maximize my chances of getting an answer by doing both since he appeared to have suffered the same issue I did!
If by any chance you can remember what the registry key is, my new thread is here: Windows Task Scheduler kills tasks that appears to be non-responsive

Thank you! :)
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