What if Ctrl Alt Esc didn’t open Windows Task Manager?
The steps above are for Windows 10 and steps can vary slightly between versions of Windows.
An alternative way to open the Windows Task Manager is by using the Ctrl, Alt and Delete keys. This should present you with a menu, where you can choose ‘Task Manager’.
What if a specific program continues to not respond?
If a specific program keeps freezing on you, it could be a sign that something's wrong. Programs or freezing or hanging can be due to a number of issues, like software bugs or hardware driver issues, and this can make troubleshooting tricky.
A great place to start is to make sure your operating system is up to date, check if there are any updates for your software and hardware drivers, and make sure you have your anti-virus running and it’s up to date too.
How do I check if my Windows is up to date?
Windows 10 does periodically and automatically check for updates. When an update is available, it’s automatically downloaded and installed, to keep your device up to date with the latest features.
If you want to check for updates now, follow these steps:
Select the Start button
Go to Settings
Update & Security
Select Check for updates.
If Windows Update says your device is up to date, you have all the updates that are currently available.