Windows OS system application to view resources use in real time.

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Hard disk light keeps blinking

Who can tell me how to dig into exactly why the hard drive keeps reading/writing? What program is doing that and what is it doing for? I'm using Windows 7.
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How to get a “picture” of the computer cpu/disk activity while in a fullscreen application

I have a small issue on my computer. From time to time, it seems like some process is turning on, maxing the cpu and disk activity for 10-15 seconds, and then stopping. This usually occurs while I'm ...
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utorrent connecting to random hosts when there are no active torrents

Even when there are no active torrents, utorrent connects to no. of hosts as seen through resource monitor. The network activity is usually around 1-2 kbps ul/dl(when no active torrents). I wanted to ...
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Disk and Network Usage According to Resource Monitor

I notice when I open up resource monitor, the graphical portion of the utility shows constant spikes reaching the top of the graph for both network and disk usage at times. You would think my system ...
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What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% incorrectly

Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% despite cpu speed changing from 1.2GHz idle to 2.9GHz under load CPUid reports updated speed at regular intervals but the Windows Task Manager and ...
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Can I change Resource Monitor to show network traffic in KB instead of Byte?

In Resource Monitor Utility on Windows,it shows network usages in Byte.But I prefer KB over Byte.Is there any way to show it in KB?
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What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bits on a Lenovo 530 notebook with 4GB of RAM. However, my task manager shows that the amount of RAM is only 2.6GB, and resource monitor shows that 1.4 GB is "used by ...
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Ominous gaps in disk activity

A few times over the past hour, I've had my computer temporarily lock up on me. As CPU and RAM usage seemed okay, I looked at my disk activity in the Resource Monitor. Having the computer slow down ...
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See exactly which service is using a file on Windows 8

I've looked around a bit, but wasn't able to find what I was looking for :( I want to know which service exactly is using a certain file. I know I can use Resource Monitor to see which process is ...
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Showing resource monitor UI decreases network performance by half

Whenever I show the Network tab of the Windows Resource Monitor in Windows 8 my wireless network performance decreases by 50%. I was trying to work out why I was not getting anything more than ...
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Where's the memory going? [closed]

I'm getting Out of Memory errors in one of my programs (I'm a programmer). This is ridiculous, because I have 16GB RAM on a Windows 7 x64 system, and no reason why I should be running out. So I ...
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Resource Monitor is empty window , or transparent window, Windows 7 Classic display (only when DPI changes from 100%)

When I run the Resource Monitor program on windows 7 the window opens but the window is either blank or transparent with the desktop showing through the window frame. (even though no transparency is ...
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Mac/Linux equivalent to resource monitor's disk activity with filenames?

In Windows, the resource monitor allows you to see the filenames associated with the disk activity, but tools like iotop and activity only show overall disk activity from processes instead of the ...
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Reading CPU usage

I am building a Linux, web-based resource monitor. For now I am looking forward to use: df for reading HDD usage status /proc/meminfo (through cat) for reading RAM status mpstat (from sysstat ...
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Windows 8 running out of memory? [duplicate]

About an hour after startup I get a message box saying windows is low on memory, I've got 16GB ram and as far as I can see I should be using no more than 20% of my memory from the applications in task ...
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What are the “modified” and “standby” RAM regions in Resource Monitor?

The "Resource Monitor" tool of Windows 7 shows me a typical memory map like in the screen shot above. What are the orange colored modifed and blue colored standby regions in this graphic? What ...
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Occasional CPU/RAM “failures” — sign of a looming meltdown?

Consider the following screenshot from Resource Monitor running on my Win 7 laptop: There's a dip in CPU and RAM performance ( I don't know if "failure" is the right word for it)...but it dips all ...
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Analyzing the Resource Monitor: Network Activity

I am starting to look at my network activity to determine if there's anything on my system communicating with the outside world that shouldn't. How do I determine what is valid and needed? For ...
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Explain Resources Monitor memory information?

I know that this question is too old but i can't find answer anywhere so I wanna to explian to me what is information meaning I know only the mean of "Installed" and "Total" Total means full size ...
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How to monitor resource utilization by apps in Windows 8? [closed]

I read that letting apps run in the background, they will simply fade away and not use resources. I wanted to know how long is a general fade away? Is there a way to control it? Can I monitor this ...
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Huge HDD response time in Resource monitor

Just bought all parts for a computer and put it together and installed a fresh version of windows 7. After a while, when using the computer it gets very slow, and even closing down windows can take ...
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Why does Windows 7 use the page file when there's free physical RAM?

I am using Windows 7 64 bit with 8G ram. After some use, I feel Windows is getting sluggish. The drive is thrashing. When I look at the resource monitor and disk activity, I see a few instances of use ...
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How to measure Firefox extension's resource use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A Firefox plugin for analyzing the performance and crashes of Firefox Plugins? I have a "short list" of extensions that I'm considering for global installation, but ...
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What is svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) when I see it in the Resource Monitor in Windows vista and why is it slowing me down?

Sometimes, when my computer is frozen and just about unusable, it seems that the cause is some heavy background processing. Sometimes, I can catch who is using all my disk-bandwidth using Resource ...
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windows 7 resource monitor - CPU 1 Parked

Whilst poking around in Resource monitor, I saw that two of my CPUs, CPU 1 and 3, are marked as "parked", like so: What exactly does this mean? I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Core i3-530.
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Command-line Resource Monitor for Windows?

On Windows, there's a GUI "Task Manager", and there's also a great little command-line "tasklist.exe" which lets me see most of the same data but in text that's really easy to parse from a script. Is ...
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Opening a file from resource monitor

Is there a way to open a file that is currently being written to or read from the resource monitor? Resource monitor is great for finding these files, but often it takes a while to navigate to the ...
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Open Source Resource Monitoring tools

Are there any open source resource monitoring tools similar to Window's Resource Monitor? For Linux.
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How can I monitor changes in an NTFS filesystem?

I'm looking for some way or a tool that will give me a report and statistics of all the changes that happen on the filesystem over a period of time. For example I'd like to see all the files that were ...
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Is there something like the unix command “top” for CUDA?

More generally, how can you check the current status of your GPU? (current number of threads running, memory state, and so on). (I'm using linux, so Windows-only solutions, while interesting, won't ...
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Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges?

Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges? The user is member of the debug users, power users, performance monitor and performance log groups, however, this ...
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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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How can I save my hardware reserved memory?

I will be specific about everything, so I recommend reading the specs carefully and then replying with your ideal and logical answer. The problem is: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit's Resource Monitor ...
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Tool for monitoring a virtual machine remotely

We are running VirtualBox and phpVirtualBox for a few test servers, recently we have had stability problems on some of them, does anyone know of any remote monitoring tool (open source/free prefered) ...
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What does the “Maximum Frequency” number mean in the Windows Resource Monitor?

In the Windows Resource Monitor's CPU tab, there is a status box and graph for the "Maximum Frequency", right next to the "CPU Usage" values. What does this mean? The value is sometimes over 100% on ...
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Application that will identify percentage of your system disk bandwidth used on a user-application by user-application basis?

I always (subjectively) feel my computer is far too slow (however fast it is), and so I'm always looking for ways to measure and understand what my computer is actually doing, that is making it seem ...
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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 kind of memory can be categorized as Modified Memory in Resource Monitor

In Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2, there is a new Resource Monitor that is very useful and powerful to monitor the system. In the Memory section, I see a section called Modified (orange) The ...
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What regulates Intel SpeedStep CPU throttling? Can I get some control of this on Windows7?

I’m trying to get a big virtual disk file compressed (using WinRar) before I go home today, but my CPU frequency keeps merrily going up and down between the nominal 2.8 GHz and a measly 800 MHz! The ...
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Modify Conky to handle variable length values

I currently experimenting with DWM and Conky to create a minimal looking desktop to use for coding and things like that. I've got something nice going on, but there's something I'm having an issue ...
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Monitor changes to a directory tree without root access

I had an incident recently where some files were accidentally deleted. These are files on a shared webhosting account (FreeBSD), but the directory tree is deep. My inclination is to write something ...
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Disk Response Time in Windows 7 Resource Monitor?

In the Resource Monitor I'am looking at the disk response time. There are a lot of processes where the response time is thousands of milliseconds consistently, I'm pretty sure this is the source of ...