Application not responding in Windows XP Professional

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000
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Windows XP Professional
How do I determine what is causing a "Not Responding" status in Windows Task Manager when running my application? It changes back and forth from "Running" to "Not Responding". It is very slow but eventually finishes. Using Windows XP Professional and SQL Server 2000.

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Try either the process explorer (procexp.exe) or process monitor (procmon.exe) utilities from Sysinternals/Microsoft. These can be found at http://live.sysinternals.com. You can also do a search for them on the Microsoft website if you need additional documentation.

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  • carlosdl
    What kind of operations executes this application ? What is the programming language ?
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  • Findsarfaraz
    Also, it you have visual studio 6 installed on your machine then you can check processes using processview.exe tool which comes along visual studio 6. Sarfaraz Ahmed MS Excel help
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  • carlosdl
    I was wondering how exactly will these process monitoring applications help to determine why a specific application is appearing as 'not responding'.
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  • Smythprog
    Look for items using high memory/processor utilization. They can also show PID's and some process hooks like registry, file access, etc. Just a good source of debugging information.
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  • carlosdl
    Thanks Troy. According to my experience, when an application appears as 'not responding' every time it is executed, in most cases it is due to the type/amount of work it executes, so I would look at the code of the application first. If the application was working well and suddenly it starts behaving this way, then I would think it is in fact due to the lack of enough resources, and will use those excelent tools to debug the problem. Regards,
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  • Lusy
    It seems some kind of application is not proper installed. You need to reinstall that perticular application, which is getting error. Another thing that you can check about some of your security software like your antivirus and antispyware. It might be possible that they are getting error. Try to disable them and after that open your application. For more help you can go at : http://www.iyogi.net
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  • Maricartridge
    A few things that cause programs to not respond is they're probably corrupted. If the problem only affects a few application, then you may want to try reinstalling them. But if it sounds more like a general problem, you need to ask yourself--is your computer running low on resources? sometimes conflicts over resources can be a major problem too, and fixing it can be difficult depending on the kind of approach you do. If you're patient, you can either check and fix the problem yourself. There's also an option to seek for utilities to help fix such conflicts and resource problems. you can refer to this article on application not responding.
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