Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to find and kill a program

21 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 pro 64bit
How to find and kill a program

Hey guys,

So, After my search to find a program is complete: Looking for Software (Sound Volume) (Thanks Ozzy441).

I am looking at how to find what it making something happen on my computer. Specifically, When I click mute on my keyboard, 2 programs display that information on an on-screen overlay.

Here is a link of my problem:

I would like to find out what is causing the volume bar (The one that is green) to come up. Like I said in my other post, One day it just appeared out of the blue.

Also, let me say thank you for answering my last post. It was posted in 5 places and this was the only one to deliver!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #2

windows 7 ultimate

I have exactly the same green volume bar. It's belongs to my Microsoft 600 keyboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You can trace any message on the screen like this: Error Message - Where Does it Come From At least it will tell you which process caused it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 How to find and kill a program

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Best Program to Find Drivers
Whats the best program to find driver automatically :geek:
Cannot find 'file ///C:/Program%
Cannot find 'file ///C:/Program%20files%20(x86)/Wajam/IE/res/wajam.html' make sure the path or internet address is correct. This just started this morning for every internet address I try to access. Thanks for any help
Browsers & Mail
Computer using ram and cpu but can't find what program is doing it
Hi guys, I didn't know weather to put this under harddrive problems or here. Mod can move this if they think it's harddrive issue. So for like one or two months now, I've been trying to google my problem but haven't gotten any luck. The issue here is all my programs would freeze and I was...
Performance & Maintenance
Does anybody here remembers this program(to kill running processes)?
I had a program on Windows XP that I used every time that I tried to close an application or to safely remove my external HD, when an error message appeared that said that some process is still running and I need to close it first... you all know how annoying this is. With this program I could...
How do I find out what program is using all my CPU?
Source - How do I find out what program is using all my CPU?
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+