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IainB:
If a law of physics is broken, does it make a sound?
-Arizona Hot (April 21, 2018, 11:46 AM)
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Yes, but it travels at the speed of light, so your ears can't hear it...
-Shades (April 21, 2018, 12:33 PM)
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There is no answer to that Q because it postulates the impossible - i.e., that a law of physics can be broken in the first place.

IainB:
Under the Windows OS, sometimes a process that has been killed/terminated in a non-graceful way (i.e., not a normal exit) will leave a residual component in the stack, that retains the original PID (Process ID) but has zero private bytes in RAM. If you try to kill/terminate such processes, the system responds with an error message. In the case of a killed Explorer.exe process which has entered this state, here is an example of such an error message:
Unable to terminate explorer.exe (PID 106484): An attempt was made to access an exiting process.

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Below is an extract from a discussion thread from 2007 about this issue from someone wanting to know how to fully delete/clear such a residual process from the list of running processes:
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks/images.)
I closed an application, but the process remained in the list. I try to stop in from the task manager, but nothing happens. No error messages, process just stays in the list. I try to debug it, but the debugger says:
Unable to attach to the crashing process. The requested operation is not supported.
This happens with VS2008 and some other programs, sometimes.
How to terminate it?
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That's one of the reasons I switched to Linux. Though I experienced this problem under Win XP, it seems that it hasn't changet since then. – petersohn Apr 30 '10 at 7:07
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According to samba.2283325.n4.nabble.com/… there's exactly the same situation in Linux - processes waiting on the kernel are unkillable. This is one of the reasons I switched to Windows. – ta.speot.is Jun 12 '11 at 2:25
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Copied from: windows 7 - How can I kill an unkillable process? - Super User - <https://superuser.com/questions/136272/how-can-i-kill-an-unkillable-process>

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IainB:
Nice graphic, but...
(found at <https://blog.ashampoo.com/en/2018-04-17/four-superior-windows-explorer-replacements>)

barney:
There is no answer to that Q because it postulates the impossible - i.e., that a law of physics can be broken in the first place.
-IainB (April 21, 2018, 06:47 PM)
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Well, yeah ... but it kinda loses impact to say, "If a law (as we know it) of physics (as we know it) ...", ya know?  :o ;D

Shades:
"If a law of physics is broken, does it make a sound?"

That question leads to much more important questions, such as: if you happen to break a law of physics, how much jail time do you face? What kind of jail you can expect to be put into? And is there in such a jail also an unwritten rule about dropping the soap?  :D

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