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Chapter 4. Using The Windows Xp Interfac... > Dealing with a Crashed Application o...

Dealing with a Crashed Application or Operating System

Even though Windows XP is fairly immune to crashing, the applications that run on it are not necessarily so robust. Not to be cynical, but many IS professionals don't consider any version of Windows worth their trouble until at least a service pack or two hit the streets, because they know bugs tend to be prevalent in first-release software. As of SP-2, XP has made that milestone. Still, with an operating system as complex as Windows XP, we bet there are a few gotchas lurking.

If your system is really still stuck but you can get the Task Manager up, see “Forcing Your Computer to Shut Down” in the “Troubleshooting” section at the end of this chapter.




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