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Force Quit - Windows
When a program stops responding, it can be difficult to close the application. Using the force quit option will close the program without requiring a computer restart.

Step 1:On your keyboard, press the [Ctrl] + [ Alt] + [Delete] keys at the same time.

Alternatively you can press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Esc] at the same time to skip directly to Step 3.

Step 2:A blue screen will appear. Select Task Manager.


Step 3:Windows Task Manager will open. A frozen program will have the words "Not Responding" next to it. In this example, all programs are running without problems.


Step 4:Select the program that is not working and click End Task.


Be very careful to only select the task that you want to close. Force quitting a different program can disrupt your current work or cause you to lose unsaved files.

Step 5:The program will close. Click the X in the top right corner to close Windows Task Manager.



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