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Save open application

 1:22 pm on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)


One of my applications,Outlook Express hanged while i was compising a message.
It was an important message and i dont want to end task and loose the data.

Can anyone please tell me whether if there is a developer tool or software to save hanged but open process or application?
I see that message in Task Manager under "application" tab.



 1:26 pm on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

> Trying switching to it.

> From the process, look at obviously unimportant nonsystem applications running which are also not related to the application where you were composing an email and end them.

. . .and wait for a few more responses.


[edited by: Habtom at 1:27 pm (utc) on Nov. 20, 2007]


 4:51 pm on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Tried these steps previously,didnt helped.


 12:17 pm on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

If a crash is internal to a process, it cannot be rescued. If a crash is the result of one process locking out another process (by failing to release a shared resource) then closing that process may result in the lockout being cleared, but it is not certain. In any case, it is not possible to write a program to save crashed programs (not for use by joe public anyway).

For future reference, there is a fault in XP that can cause newly launched processes to lock up. Bizarrely, such processes can be restarted by placing the computer in standby and then waking it up a few seconds later. However, it doesn't sound like this would help in here.



 12:42 pm on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

Might be running, but incredibly slowly.

Type the sequence of keystrokes required to save it to the clipboard. (e.g. ctrl-a and ctrl-c)

Then go to bed. Wake up tomorrow.

Check your clipboard.


 1:07 pm on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have tried to terminate other running processes,but it didnt helped.
Then i have tried to terminate couple of trheads of OE thru Process Explorer,but it didnt worked out again.
I have also tried stand by mode,i have tried sleep instead but i guess they do the same thing from the point of process re-freezing.

I had to terminate OE yesterday and loose all my data,you can imagine that i wasnt happey with it.

Regarding crashed application and saving the data.
Outlook 2003 or later MS Office has crash recovery program which in theory,once any Office application crashes,should bring it back to life.
How do they do that?
If an application is open and even if it doesnt save unsaved work in tmp files but i am able to see my unsaved work on screen then i guess there is a place to copy that application,from RAM or tmp files?

Unfortunally that wasnt the case as well,i gave it 20 hours to get alive.


 1:15 pm on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

c:/documents and settings/Your Username/.application data/...


 2:04 pm on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

Unfortunally those fodlers dont contain neccessary ifnromation as well.
It seems that OE doesnt save unsaved data anywhere on HDD,except maybe in pagefile.


 2:05 pm on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)



 2:40 pm on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

A while back, I had to use an unstable computer for an extended period. I got into the habit of pressing Ctrl-S every few minutes while editing anything - still do so.

In future, use Ctrl-S while writing long emails. Outlook Express will save your work to the drafts folder.



 5:31 pm on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

Jatar_k screenshot of hanged application?

Kaled i have that habbit too,but sinc ei was composing 4 emails simulteniously i didnt had a chance to press ctrl+s very often.

Robert Charlton

 5:26 am on Nov 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

...use Ctrl-S while writing long emails....

I write important long emails in my text editor and then copy and paste to my email client.

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