Performance Monitor is a Windows utility that assists with the monitoring of the Windows operating system, local and remote.

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Running perfmon /report yields Access Denied. Error when run as admin

I opened an Administrator command prompt window today to run the Resources and Performance Monitor via the perfmon /report command and after a few seconds of scanning performance, it presents me with ...
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Samsung SyncMaster 2443BWX LCD flickers, flashes, fades out

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 2443BWX LCD monitor hooked up to my Dell Latitude E6410 laptop through the dock. The monitor sometimes would flicker, flash, fade out. It happens very randomly. Sometime ...
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Find out what application is loading the hard drive

I usually have several application running simultaneously on the system. The biggest memory-wise are MS Visual Studio and a Chrome with a bunch of tabs. Something is always keeping my hard drive ...
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'No Such Interface Supported' error when trying to connect to a remote PC in the Performance Monitor

I'm trying to get the remote performance monitoring running. I do following. Start up 'Performance Monitor' Right click on 'Performance on the top and select 'Connect to another computer' There I ...
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Is there a way to create a dump file of what the Windows Resource Monitor records every second?

Or basically, archive all activity of all tasks across a span of 1 hour? What about all activity of a particular task? And is there also a way to create a similar dump file for activity recorded on ...
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In the Resource Monitor of Windows 7, what does the “disk queue length” really mean?

In the Resource Monitor of Windows 7, what does the "disk queue length" really mean? (View larger size) In addition, what does the green area and blue lines stand for, as well as the response time ...
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Command line way to get total gdi handles (or gdi handles free)

I'm looking for a tool to track GDI usage so I can get alerts when it gets close to the max. This is on Windows XP SP3. As background, here are some related pages/apps that don't quite fit the bill: ...
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Can I find out broadly what my PC is doing with all those GHz? [closed]

Many PCs are dual or multi-core and have CPUs faster than 1GHz. That is a lot of instructions per second. So when a PC decides to stop for even a few seconds, or does that thing where it will slowly ...
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How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine

Scenario: All of a sudden, my computer feels sluggish. Mouse moves but windows take ages to open, etc. uptime says the load is 7.69 and raising. What is the fastest way to find out which process(es) ...
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Performance Monitor most useful counters [closed]

Windows PerfMon has many counters. A selection is suggested on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782186(WS.10).aspx but that's still a lot. Which counters would you suggest as being the ...
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Aggregating nmon reports - AIX

Is there a tool to aggregate nmon reports of the same server over a period of days/hours and get a summary of (min,max,avg) of CPU memory etc. Currently we have each server generating nmon data every ...
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Is there a way to check which process reads/writes to HDD right now?

MY HDD is reading something, but I have no idea what. Is there an app I can use to monitor processes which read/write to HDD and where they read/write?
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Performance Monitor by Process Id?

when you have serveral processes with the same name how do you differenciate between them in Performance Monintor. It uses Name,Name#1, Name#2, Name#3 etc to identify the instances. Is there any ...
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How to have Windows Performance Monitor User Defined sets start at system startup

I know you can set a timing schedule; but I'd really prefer to have them start once the computer starts. How do I do this?
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Perfmon quick rundown

I've known quite along while about performance monitor on Windows. I have decided now to create a scheduled performance monitoring of my entire system so I can find bottlenecks for future improvements....
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Windows server performance monitoring tool with email

We have an SQL server 2005 on Windows Server 2008. SQL server performance is not consistent through out the day. For example, a procedure that takes less than 5 seconds usually, takes around 30 to 45 ...
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Why does my guest virtual machine keep freezing?

Background: In the past when my guest VM froze, I looked at windows task manager and saw very little ram. This led me to conclude "the host put the VM out of physical memory and into virtual memory (...
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Powerful monitoring applications for Windows

I have been using the Windows 7 Resource Monitor lately which has proven very powerful. One can see what disk latency any process produces and effectively disable it if not required. For example, I ...
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How do you monitor I/O on individual devices in windows?

Can anyone tell me if there's a handy little utility out there that will monitor and display the I/O charts for individual drives on windows? On linux Gkrellm is great for this.
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Frequency Scaling Monitor for Windows

What program is there to monitor the current CPU frequency (not the nominal CPU speed) on a Windows 7 system, similar to the Frequency Scaling Monitor applet in GNOME?
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Measure system performance across a group of laptops

I'm working with members of our IT staff to help upgrade a lot of our laptops for web developers. We all do the same type of work but have slightly different laptops. Most of us have Lenovo T61-series ...
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Where has logging to a file in Performance Monitor gone in Windows 7?

I am running perfmon in Windows 7 embedded and I can't find how you log the counter values to a file like you can in XP. I thought it might be a limitation of Embedded 7 but I have the full version ...
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How to monitor GPU load on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor video memory usage? Performance monitor can bring CPU, Mem, HD and Network usage. Where is the GPU load monitor?
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Samurize perfmon meter will not display network interface counters

For many years I have used Samurize to display this little gem at the top of my display: Recently I noticed that the meters for network upload and download were not working, so I went into my ...
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What is Performance Monitor telling me when my page faults / second are high?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit computer that is having performance issues. After some investigation, I have discovered that the page faults / second on it - as reported by Performance Monitor - are really ...
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What permissions are necessary to view remote Performance Counter data?

In Win2k3, I open Performance Monitor, and click "Add" to add a new counter. Instead of the local machine name, I type \\REMOTENAME and I get a message that says: Unable to connect to machine ...
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The equivalent of iSTAT MENUS (system monitoring tool on menu) with Mac to PC?

Mac has a tool named iSTAT MENUS as is shown below. It's pretty useful in that it shows all the computer status (memory usage/CPU usage/network) real time on top of the menu. Does Windows have ...
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How do I find out which processes are causing the most disk activity?

I am hoping to find a way to do more performance monitoring--specifically, I hope that monitoring disk activity on a per-process basis will help me decide which programs are causing the most trouble (...
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How can I figure out what process is constantly accessing my hard drive in Windows XP?

I am running a fresh install of Windows XP SP3 with a very minimal set of applications installed, but even so, my computer often bogs down to a crawl while it is furiously accessing the hard drive, ...
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Can anybody recommend a Windows system monitoring tool similar to iPulse for the Mac? [closed]

Occasionally, my PC grinds to a halt, and by the time I get any monitoring tools open (don't forget my PC is slow at this point), performance has picked up a bit. A friend recently told me he uses ...
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Create a Link to Resource Monitor

I'm running windows 7 and I want to create a link to the resource monitor that I can place anywhere. But all I've been able to do was pin it to the taskbar and not the start menu. Is there a command ...
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Windows 7 style perfomance monitor for windows xp

Is there a free downloadable utility that will show me memory, disc, processor and network usage on Windows XP as neatly and intuitively as the Windows 7 Perfmon?
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Windows Performance Monitor: where is it?

Where is the Performance Monitor in Windows XP? How can it be started using the Windows menus? I can start it from the Run dialog: perfmon.exe But I am sure there is GUI way to start it.
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Finding Firefox resource hogs that freeze or slow it down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Determine which Firefox Add-ons are Using the Most Memory I know I have many extensions (50+). Too many, perhaps (case in point). However, I am willing to pay for ...
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Basic “debugging” of performance issues using the Vista Performance Monitor?

My laptop hard drive is being hit hard when I boot up for a period of several minutes. I figured that using the Vista Performance Monitor was the right tool, but I'm not sure of what metrics to use ...