PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Application Hangs

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to find applications that are hanging.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find which applications are hanging on my desktop computer that is running Windows 8?

Hey, Scripting Guy! AnswerUse the Get-EventLog cmdlet to query the application log for InstanceID 1002 and a source of *hang*.
         Select TimeWritten and Message to see what applications are hanging and when these hangs occur.

Get-EventLog -LogName application -Newest 20 -InstanceId 1002 -source *hang*|
select timewritten, message 


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