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