Process Explorer is a Windows tool written by Mark Russinovich, used for examining currently running processes and their open handles

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What process is using my HD on startup?

The boot-up sequence for my work PC (running XP 32) takes nearly a half hour to complete. It's an older machine and the HD is encrypted so I understand why it is slow. What I don't understand is ...
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Task Manager, Process Explorer, or similar tool: monitoring and managing CLR threads

Is there a tool out there that allows to see managed threads as they are running in CLR? Ideally, I would like to see CPU load, state, managed name, and managed id, hopefully even if the thread ...
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Why would Process Explorer be unable to verify signature of PortableApps.exe?

i'm running a program called PortableApps, which includes an executable called PortableAppsPlatform.exe. The Portable Apps executable is digitally signed: And the digital certificate is valid and ...
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Is there a modern Process Manager supporting things like grouping (Imagine tens of chrome.exe's)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager Hi, I am tired of using Windows Task Manager. Whenever I look at it, I see tens of Chrome.exe processes there. I am hoping to ...
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Can't remove certain fonts in Windows 7

We have an x64 Windows 7 professional machine on which some but not all fonts can not be removed. The problematic fonts in question are not system fonts or Microsoft Office fonts (I think, they ...
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Windows 7: Can I auto-start task manager?

Is there a way to automatically start up the task manager (in this case, process explorer) when I log into Windows 7?
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How to find memory hogs process explorer doesn't see [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager I recently noticed that the physical memory graph on process explorer didn't appear to match up with the total working set ...
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Sysinternal's Process Explorer v14 doesn't show network activity

The new version of Process Explorer shows network activity history, but it doesn't in one of my computers. This particular PC runs Windows XP SP3 and it has just been reformatted so everything is ...
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Process Explorer: huge I/O bytes with small Network/Disk Bytes

What does it means when process explorer show me a huge I/O Bytes pre second but mean while a low Network and Disk Bytes pre second? I have a machine here that the process explorer (v14) showing me ...
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Windows Vista: Open file - security warning on local exe: “Unblock” does *not* work - why?

I use Process Explorer on a Windows Vista (Business 32bit) box. I have extracted the files from the zip file to C:\Program Files\Process Explorer. Every time I open the executable (procexp.exe) I get ...
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Process Explorer not showing the biggest user of my RAM

Does anyone know why Process Explorer might show these weird values for memory usage of my Virtual Box instance? Here are the real numbers: But here's what Process Explorer is showing: So the ...
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How to restore the Process Name column in Process Explorer?

Currently, Process Explorer's window does not show the process name: (When I run Process Explorer as another user, the column displays correctly.) I have tried dragging all the column handlers, ...
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Auto start a program (and run under other account) on user logon

I really like Mark Russinovich's Process Explorer so I'm always running it. I would like to automate this task of manually starting this process up every time I logon. But I want this program to run ...
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Remove Process Explorer's “Open File - Security Warning”

I'm on XP Pro w/ IE8 installed. When I launch procexp.exe (Process Explorer 11.33), I see a dialog warning me about the program I'm about to launch (the title of the dialog reads "Open File - ...
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Identify an instance of Google Chrome by PID

While working I generally need around 40 windows open at a time and run 100-200 processes. When memory constraints become an issue, I start picking off the processes that are the most resource ...
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Have local admin privileges on Windows XP, but getting “Error terminating process: Access is denied”. How to kill the process?

On one of the Windows XP machines I use regularly, there is a process that starts up periodically. I'd like to be able to kill the process – sometimes – because it occasionally runs when ...
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Process Explorer: How to check what process is holding my external disk?

I have an external disk (MyBook) that I always plug in and out of my PC. The problem now is that when I want to stop the MyBook USB device, I get a "cannot be stopped right now" error. Is there any ...