But the transaction that xp_cmdshell did was quite small: just creating a test file. it should have taken less than a second to roll it back.
Will killing the explorer.exe from task manager help here?
This is a known issue with killing any spid. If it has 0% to go but stays there, check to see if it's using CPU time. If it's not, just ignore it and the next service bounce will take care of it. It it is using CPU time, try to find the spid the actual xp_CmdShell command used (tougher than it sounds) and kill that. Doing so will resolve the other 0% rollback spid.
Otherwise, like I said, it's a known problem and it's going to take restarting the service to take care of the problem.
And, no... don't ever kill explorer.exe from Task Manager.
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