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

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How can I determine which operations or processes prevent screen saver and sleep mode

My desktop will not enter sleep mode or fire up the screen saver. To troubleshoot, I have run procmon and procexp from sysinternals in order to determine if some event is making the system think it ...
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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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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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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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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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Process Explorer - Longer Resource Utilization Timeline

I want to set process explorer so I can view resource utilization over a 1 - 2 hour period. Meaning, I can let it do its thing and then come back later to view the capture.
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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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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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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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What do graphic engines mean in Process Explorer v15?

I have installed a new version of Process Explorer v15.3 and it has a new tab GPU.It is very useful, but I cant't understand what means feature called Engines. On my Radeon Mobility HD 5470 1 Gb it ...
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Usb wireless adapter causing DPC spikes

Bought 2 new TP-LINK WN722N USB wirless adapters as they were the highest rated on Newegg and were a great price. Both of them cause abnormally high DPC & Interrupt usage in Process Explorer and ...
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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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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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SHCreateStreamOnFileEX thread in explorer.exe using high cpu

My computer: Dell, i5 2410m CPU , Windows 8 OS Symptoms: -when windows explorer is running, high (~ 40 % ) CPU usage. -explorer, or the desktop does not refresh automtically What I've found ...
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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 ...