How do I force crash a crashed game?

Answered by Willie Powers

If you find yourself in a situation where a game has crashed and you’re unable to close it using the standard methods, there are a few steps you can take to force crash the game and close it. Here’s a detailed guide on how to do it:

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete: This keyboard shortcut opens the Task Manager window, which allows you to manage and close running processes on your computer.

2. Select Task Manager: In the Task Manager window, you’ll see a list of running processes and applications. Look for the game that has crashed in the list. It should have the game’s name or process listed.

3. End the game’s process: Once you’ve located the game in the Task Manager, select it by clicking on it, and then click on the “End task” button located at the bottom right corner of the Task Manager window. This will forcefully terminate the game’s process, effectively closing it.

4. Confirm the closure: A confirmation dialog might appear asking if you’re sure you want to end the task. Make sure you’ve saved any progress in the game before clicking “End task” to avoid losing any unsaved data.

5. Wait for the game to close: After you’ve clicked “End task,” the game’s process will be terminated, and you’ll need to wait for the game to close. This might take a few seconds, depending on your computer’s speed and the complexity of the game.

6. Verify the game has closed: Once the game has closed, you can check the Task Manager again to ensure that the game’s process is no longer running. If the game is no longer listed, it means you have successfully force crashed and closed it.

It’s important to note that force crashing a game should only be used as a last resort when the game has become unresponsive or is causing issues with your computer. It’s always recommended to try closing the game using the standard methods first, such as clicking on the X button or using the in-game menu to exit.

Additionally, forcefully terminating a game’s process may result in the loss of unsaved progress or potential data corruption. Therefore, it’s advisable to save your progress frequently while playing games to minimize the risk of losing important data.

If you find yourself unable to close a crashed game, using the Task Manager to force crash and close it is a viable option. However, it should be used with caution and as a last resort.