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comment Is it possible to extend the timeout of taskkill.exe to kill a CPU hog?
I did eventually figure out the problem. My laptop's cooling fan was dieing, and so the motherboard was overheating, causing, among other things, the CPU to go to 1/2 and eventually 1/4 speed. So other weird things are to be expected in such a situation.
Sep
21
comment Selectively deleting system scheduled tasks
I would imagine that find, being less than 1/4 the size of findstr would react faster. Also, both support the use of quotation marks to surround the search term (find requires them), doing that will allow finding tasks like the "abc task 1" you mentioned.
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Sep
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comment Is it possible to extend the timeout of taskkill.exe to kill a CPU hog?
@HarryJohnston - "hardware problem" - Not what I wanted to hear, but it's either that, or an OS issue (I'm currently running too many cloud storage programs [like 10 or so] and am deciding which ones I want). If you submit it as an answer I will select it.
Sep
20
comment Is it possible to extend the timeout of taskkill.exe to kill a CPU hog?
@HarryJohnston - No, I didn't try pskill, chrome.exe would have been WAY too slow to try to download anything, if it worked at all. After struggling with it for 9 hours I finally just powered the computer down. I'll edit my question to show basically what I was doing, though I lost the exact code. I'm a little disappointed because I figured if I could get an answer anywhere, it'd be stackoverflow.com. I am afraid I damaged it by letting it run for as long as I did, as I got a temputure error the first time I tried to turn it on, and the fan didn't start until I smacked it a few times. Loud 2
Sep
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comment Is it possible to extend the timeout of taskkill.exe to kill a CPU hog?
@HarryJohnston - "Should" being the pivital word in that sentence. The process is eating so many cycles it ignores any attempt to close it. In fact, I may have suceeded in actually closing the window, but something is still hogging the CPU. Unfortunatelly the uncloseable task manager has itself and some othrt process flickering at top of it's process list showing 99% CPU. I only see one C:\` icon in the taskbar but TASKLIST`, when it works, shows two CMD.EXE tasks. Obviously one of them, I assume PID 8708, somehow managed to survive after the window dissapeared.
Sep
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asked Is it possible to extend the timeout of taskkill.exe to kill a CPU hog?
Sep
14
comment Remove localhost?
@Zoredache - so that would seem to be the answer Mike is looking for.
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Sep
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comment In Chrome, how do I directly download a PDF from a Google search
Indeed. It's like their motto has changed to "Don't be evil, just be annoying."
Sep
13
comment Remove localhost?
127.0.0.1 is a hardware loop back feature of all ethernet cards. The only way to remove it is to pull the ethernet card out of your computer. Not really an option on a Mac.
Sep
13
comment In Chrome, how do I directly download a PDF from a Google search
I didn't mean the blue link text, I meant the green text used to be a link, but Google changed that some time ago. About the same time that the advanced search switches + and - started bringing up empty searches.
Sep
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revised In Chrome, how do I directly download a PDF from a Google search
Added picture, improved explanation.
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Sep
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comment In Chrome, how do I directly download a PDF from a Google search
It's not really a link (anymore), that's why you can't right it and select Save As.
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revised In Chrome, how do I directly download a PDF from a Google search
Added picture, improved explanation.
Sep
13
answered In Chrome, how do I directly download a PDF from a Google search
Sep
13
comment Printing: Different pages from different feeds (pdf)
If you stick just one page into the manual feed, then print, won't it take that first sheet and pull the rest from whats available (the bin)?