Unable to kill the osu! process in the task manager. [resolved]

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Touchette

theowest wrote:

MillhioreF wrote:

Can you use Process Explorer to kill its individual threads until it dies off?
by that you mean this right:
No, Process Explorer is a different program written by an employee at Microsoft.

Using that taskkill command in the command prompt (ran as an admin) didn't work.
BRBP
Didn't fix your issue (opening on restart) or didn't do anything at all? What's the error msg? You could also kill by PID.

Sorry for this, but have you tried uninstalling? ^_^
afaik songs aren't deleted, and you could back up whatever you need; like scores.db
Topic Starter
Touchette

BRBP wrote:

Didn't fix your issue (opening on restart) or didn't do anything at all? What's the error msg? You could also kill by PID.

Sorry for this, but have you tried uninstalling? ^_^
afaik songs aren't deleted, and you could back up whatever you need; like scores.db
I'll try uninstalling and restarting afterwards, but I can't delete osu!.exe because it's perpetually open. Also, the command said it successfully killed the process, but nothing actually happened.

edit: Just killed by PID, it claimed to kill it successfully and did not.
BRBP
So, is the process always open, but osu! client isn't? And when you open it to try to update it shows two?

-Run msconfig and see if it's set to open on startup (although this unlikely helps)
-Backup everything and then select everything under the original folder and hit delete. Can you delete everything except the .exe? Can you even rename it (should be possible even when it's running.)
-If you make a new user and log in with that, does it still open by itself?

I haven't used Process Explorer myself, so you should wait for MillhioreF or Google how to use it.
Topic Starter
Touchette

BRBP wrote:

So, is the process always open, but osu! client isn't? And when you open it to try to update it shows two?

-Run msconfig and see if it's set to open on startup (although this unlikely helps)
-Backup everything and then select everything under the original folder and hit delete. Can you delete everything except the .exe? Can you even rename it (should be possible even when it's running.)
-If you make a new user and log in with that, does it still open by itself?

I haven't used Process Explorer myself, so you should ask MillhioreF or Google how to use it.
-It isn't set to run on startup.
-I have around 2GB in songs, so backing it up will take like 20 minutes, but there's nothing stopping me from deleting everything besides the osu!.exe, so I assume that's the case. Yes, I can rename it.
-Haven't tried, I'll make one.
Fllandre
Use a linux cd to access the pc and delete the folder where osu is installing.
Topic Starter
Touchette

BRBP wrote:

So, is the process always open, but osu! client isn't? And when you open it to try to update it shows two?

-Run msconfig and see if it's set to open on startup (although this unlikely helps)
-Backup everything and then select everything under the original folder and hit delete. Can you delete everything except the .exe? Can you even rename it (should be possible even when it's running.)
-If you make a new user and log in with that, does it still open by itself?

I haven't used Process Explorer myself, so you should wait for MillhioreF or Google how to use it.
Here's a screenshot of the files that I could not delete:




Kamui7 wrote:

Use a linux cd to access the pc and delete the folder where osu is installing.
As for Kamui, I have no Linux CD, nor do I understand what you're trying to say... Install a Linux partition and delete osu! from there?
BRBP
Or open cmd at login screen and delete osu before it starts running.
Topic Starter
Touchette

BRBP wrote:

Or open cmd at login screen and delete osu before it starts running.
I'll try this. How do I open my command prompt at the login screen?
BRBP
Sent you a PM. Please let us know if it worked or not.
mm201
How many osu!.exe processes are there?
Fllandre

Touchette wrote:

Kamui7 wrote:

Use a linux cd to access the pc and delete the folder where osu is installing.
As for Kamui, I have no Linux CD, nor do I understand what you're trying to say... Install a Linux partition and delete osu! from there?
It can runs directly from the dvd drive without installation and you have access to the files on your hard drives.

You can download here, then just burn to a disc and boot the system from the disk.

How to burn a DVD on Windows

How to run Ubuntu from a DVD
Topic Starter
Touchette

BRBP wrote:

Sent you a PM. Please let us know if it worked or not.
I restarted and the osu!.exe process was gone, I updated and am now able to run it, but I don't see what the difference was with restarting this time and the other times...

mm201 wrote:

How many osu!.exe processes are there?
There was only 1 osu!.exe process.


BRBP wrote:

Sent you a PM. Please let us know if it worked or not.
Thanks for the information, I'm sure it will come in handy again, certainly this problem will resurface... Damn Murphy's Law.


And thank you Kamui, for that Linux guide, always wanted a Linux partition...


Anyways, thank you guys so much from your help, I'm glad I could resolve the problem. Hopefully this thread can help others with the same problem. :)


Thanks again,

Touchette.
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