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

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Process Explorer showing RAM use of 99.73%

Is it possible for for Process Explorer to show a RAM use of 99.73%, on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (virtual memory disabled to avoid swap)? I thought that Windows was reserving a few % of RAM for ...
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How to identify terminated Windows process if I still have its PID?

Background: In the middle of my work, license agreement for installing "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center" suddenly appeared. I'd like to understand what process launched the setup, but using ...
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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 8 - Logging Process Monitor/Explorer to Diagnose BSOD Cause

I recently started experiencing BSODs every time I allow my computer to go idle. The specific Bug Check error codes I'm receiving (0x139 with parameter 1 = 3) are, according to this Microsoft support ...
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Editing Hosts File in Windows 8

I'm trying to edit my hosts file in Windows 8 Pro. When I open C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts in notepad++ or any other text editor, make changes and attempt to save, I get a dialog that tells ...
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Found new malware not detected by antivirus. How to evaluate the threat?

On a Windows 7 workstation running an up to date antivirus suite (Kaspersky) I found several suspicious processes. To look at the process activity I used the excellent ProcessMonitor from ...
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How to log application runs with as much detail as possible?

On windows I have Powershell program running every hour ( that is what I have noticed coming up on the Task Bar. I have tried to use Sysinternals Autostart and Process Explorer to capture what it is ...
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2 Internet Explorer (32 bit) processes taking up CPU

I am running Windows 8.1 N Pro x64 and there are 2 Internet Explorer processes that must be for 32 bit. It stays there even if Internet Explorer is closed. I tried ending the processes but they just ...
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How can I find out which processes on my computer are accessing the microphone?

After reading this interesting Lifehacker post and reading the comments on the page, one person was wondering if it would be possible to use the Physical Device Object Names of other hardware such as ...
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Log %CPU by Process over time

Is there any easy way on Windows to log %CPU time per process over time to a file for later analysis? As far as I can see... Task manager shows me the %CPU per process but only visually - no way to ...
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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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How to keep a process freezed until I unfreeze it?

Is there any way to freeze a process, which should not run again until I unfreeze it, even if the system is restarted? The 'Greenify' app can do this for Android. Is there a similar solution for ...
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CPU usage is 100% because of svchost.exe windows 7

It has been a while now since my laptop started being very slow and cpu usage is 100% almost all the time. I downloaded process monitor and below is the process details that is taking most of the ...
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Why is Process Explorer reporting activity in non-existent dedicated GPU memory?

I've been playing around with Process Explorer on a laptop of mine with Windows 7, 4 GB of RAM, and an onboard GPU(ATI Radeon 6480g as part of the A4 APU). Oddly enough, Process Explorer reports 1.5GB ...
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Stealing focus issue

a while ago something weird started happening, when pressing Ctrl or Alt Gr focus is changed. I've found several resources which don't address how to find the actual process but rather how to block ...
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Process Manager/Hacker show already closed processes in Windows 8.1

I recently switched to Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro, and while I'm liking it so far (Minus Metro), I have a pretty serious problem... Process Explorer (And Process Hacker) show rogue processes. So far I've ...
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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Mystery Pop-up Window [closed]

Roughly once every day or two, a pop-up window appears on my computer. It disappears in a tiny fraction of a second, impossible to discern where it is coming from. Any suggestions about how to catch ...
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Is there open source software which is to Process Monitor what ProcessHacker is to Process Explorer? [closed]

Process Hacker is an open source alternative to the famous Process Explorer by Mark Russinovitch. Is there in the same vein a piece of open source software that can be a serious alternative to ...
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Private Bytes VS Working Set in Process Explorer

I know that the working set is the actual amount of memory the process is using and also that private bytes is the amount set aside just in case it needs more. So would I add the two to figure out ...
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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 ...
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Accidentally killed SteamService.exe under wininit (Process explorer) [duplicate]

I rebooted my computer and checked on process explorer to see if it had returned. But it was gone. What is SteamService.exe exactly? And why has it not come back after I killed the process under ...
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Determine which CPU a process is running on

Using Sysinternals' Process Explorer, is there a column that can be used to indicate which CPU a process is running on? If no column, is there some other way?
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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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Assessing Performance in Process Explorer: Varying Block Sizes

I am trying to assess the performance of my scientific software using Process Explorer, with the files both locally on our blade server (Dell VRTx, Windows Server 2012) and over the network from ...
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(solved) Mysterious and frequent activity on secondary disk, event when offline in Disk Management

Update (solved) The sound was coming from my speakers, that's all there is to it. While I go to cringe in a small hole for a few weeks I'd like to thank (and beg forgiveness from) everybody who took ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager shows 49% CPU, Process Explorer shows 100%

Any idea why the new Windows 8 Task Manager is showing 49% CPU while the Process Explorer is showing 100%? Is this a Windows 8 bug?
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Cant get Google chrome task to leave when i dont have goggle chorme installed

I keep having 3 Google-Chrome marked tasks in manager but: I don't have Google-Chrome - I uninstalled it months ago Every time I end all three tasks they just come back seconds later I'm always ...
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Physical memory used space by process in taskmagare

I sum the value of used space memory by each process (all of them) that is showing in TaskManager and I understand that the sum of them is not really 68% of my memory card that is shown in the below! ...
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Process Explorer Freezes System

I am running Process Explorer version 16.02 on Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 logged into a domain. The laptop is a Dell Latitude E6430 and is docked. Process Explorer runs as an administrator and ...
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Is there a way to reset the toolbar minigraphs in Process Explorer?

Windows Sysinternals Process Explorer includes in its toolbar some minigraphs showing recent usage history for CPU, Memory, and so on: These are nice. However, an inadvertent click on the 'thumb' ...
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How can I see the correct “private bytes” value in process explorer?

I have a process that intentionally uses large amounts of memory. When I view this process in Process Explorer's list view with all memory-related columns enabled, this is what I see: Note that all ...
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Is it possible to see what commands a program is executing?

I have a Windows GUI program, that upon startup, launches cmd.exe and I would like to know exactly what commands are executed within the command shell. I know cmd.exe is executed as soon as the ...
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In Process Explorer is it possible change scaling of activity graph the be able to further analyse graph?

Is there any way to zoom in, in the System Internals Process Explorer graph? Background I'm trying to work out why my PC freezes/locks up for about a second (the pointer does not move) every so ...
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How can I pin Process Explorer to the task bar on 64-bit system?

I'd love to pin Process Explorer from sysinternals to my task bar. However procexp.exe is a 32-bit application that launches the 64-bit procexp64.exe on an x64 system. However when I pin it to the ...
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Equivalent to Sysinternals Process Explorer on Linux

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and am looking for an equivalent to Process Explorer on Linux. There is System Monitor but it's not nearly as good as Process Explorer with all of its detailed information ...
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identify which process is outputting sound

My computer periodically makes a random ding (among other sounds), and I can't figure out the source. Suggestions on SU include using bar indicators in the volume mixer to look for the source. ...
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Changing colors of Process Explorer

I want to make my Process Explorer dark. I managed to change all colors except these very bright columns: How can I change these bright colors to something dark?
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“Find Handle or DLL” from “Process Explorer” not searching System's “dll”s?

"Process Explorer" is the TOOL for Windows, one use for me is too see system drivers, that's watching DLLs in the process "System" (Pid 4 - always?). The drivers aren't, of course, DLLs, BUT for the ...
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Why am I getting different network traffic data from: Resource Monitor, Process Explorer, and Net Balancer?

What am I reading wrong? (For simplicity I'm reporting 1B as 10b (one byte as 10 bits). These numbers are off by so much that this shouldn't matter) NetBalancer shows about 20 KB/s or 200 K*b*/s or ...
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Task Manager shows wrong process memory usage [duplicate]

I don't have much info on this one, other than it happened some time ago (can't pinpoint what could've caused it) and a reboot doesn't fix it. Here are a couple of screenshots: I'm completely ...
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What is the “Ideal Processor” value?

What is the "Ideal Processor" value and why/how does it pick a certain processor to run on? I've recently seen an obvious increase in CPU usage on the furthest last core, core #7 (i7 930 ...
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Find handles by process

I am trying to figure out where an undocumented application is storing it's configurations. To find any files it might be using I thought I might be able to use process explorer to view any file ...
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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 open the built-in task manager when it's replaced by Process Explorer?

I want to open the built-in task manager with Process Explorer's Replace Task Manager option checked. I've tried: Running taskmgr.exe from the run dialog. PE was opened instead. Creating a copy of ...
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98-100% memory use, no process uses more than 25MB

I am having intermittent issues with my gaming computer. Sometimes, while playing Battlefield 3 (only 2 times the problem has occured), my memory usage goes to 100% of my 16GB machine. I close down ...
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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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explorer.exe randomly hogging my CPU; any insight into this ProcessMonitor log?

My computer occasionally becomes terribly unresponsive. Opening Process Explorer reveals that it's explorer.exe hogging 100% of the CPU. I poked around until I found the thread id which was doing ...
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Media player classic starts at boot up CPU 100% not listed in msconfig. What is going on?

Every time I boot windows, media player classic starts running in the background (no actual MPC window opens) and hogs the CPU at 100% until I kill it. In process explorer the parent is explorer. I ...
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Process explorer crashes when I select all fields

Sysinternals process explorer crashes when I select all columns. Since the program crashes now, I can't change the settings back. Also I dont know where the program stores this information so I cant ...