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run an application which windows task manager cannot show it?

Is it possible to run an application in Windows and window task manager cannot show it?(it's running and it's usage from cpu and memory?)
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Computer goes super-sluggish but Task Manager shows no CPU usage

At times, for instance after running a resource-intensive program, my normally quite stable Windows7 PC becomes virtually unresponsive for as long as a couple of minutes. Even changing directory in ...
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Can Task Manager show the total memory usage for a group of processes?

Some applications like Google Chrome and TweetDeck show up as several processes in Windows Task Manager. This means that the memory reported in each row is only part of the overall amount used by ...
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How to restore old behaviour for CTRL+ALT+DEL on Windows 7? [duplicate]

At least on Windows XP that combination opened the Task Manager directly, without any delay. I want to see the Task Manager when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and not that useless window which I never use ...
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How to find out when an application was started using the Event Viewer on Windows 8.1

I am tring to find out when an application was started using the Event Viewer on Windows 8.1. I have tried tracking the PID of the application (Winamp) from the Task Manager to the Event Viewer, but ...
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Why can't I kill a process?

Thunderbird has crashed and all attempts to kill thunderbird.exe are to no avail. I've tried Task Manager and Process Explorer from Sysinternals and simply nothing happens when I select 'Kill'. I ...
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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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Task Manager shows a 100% disc usage almost constantly, tried everything

I've done numerous scans, no malware at all, I've defragmented the drives, disc clean-up, system refresh, factory settings reset, read loads of posts on this, increased/decreased virtual memory, ...
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How to get the command that invoked a task with tasklist?

The Windows task manager has a column labeled Command Line that shows the command that started the given task, with all the switches and parameters, for example: test.exe -V -A 127.0.0.1 -P 6062 ...
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How to export Windows Task Manager's Information/Tabs?

Is there a way to export the information contain within the Windows Task Manager? I know how to export the processes tab but I'm more interested on the Users Tab. Any help will be greatly ...
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summarize memory use task manager

There are multiple processes (several dozens) running on a Windows 7 Pro machine. They have the same Image Name (column Image Name in Windows Task Manager), but can take various amount of memory ...
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Reasons for Task Manager crashes in windows 8

There could be a number of reasons for Task Manager crashing. I believe I am doing the right thing in making this a community wiki. Here is my original post before I found the cause. My task manager ...
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Root cause for high CPU usage; which measurement to trust more: Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer?

Consider this Windows 8.1 machine (in-place upgrade from Windows 8) with differing reports on its CPU usage. The machine is idle, and has been for 3 days. There are no CPU intensive tasks running ...
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Windows using too much RAM, how to diagnose resource hog

I have 16GB of system RAM. On startup with no applications open except the task-manager Windows is using about 3gb of RAM. I looked in the processes tab, but nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. ...
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How to determine what particular service does an svchost process represent?

When I open Windows Task manager and look at the Processes tab I can see numerous svchost.exe processes and one of them uses to produce serious and continuous CPU load from time to time. Needless to ...
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Does Windows 7 reuse process IDs?

Does Windows 7 reuse process IDs? The reason I ask this question is due to my experience that Windows XP and Linux never seems to generate process IDs higher than 20–30k. However, my Windows 7 ...
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How to use TASKKILL for 32 bit applications in Windows 64 bit environment?

When a user launches a 32 bit .Net application in a 64 bit environment, in the task manager it displays with a different name. For example if my application name is Shipnet.Shell.exe, in the task ...
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Unknown Process in TaskManager and cannot be removed

I have just found an unknown process in Task Manager. I have scanned my system with Windows Defender on Windows 8.1 and it could not detect any issues. But there is something there that shouldn't be ...
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How do I filter the processes and services in the Task manager based on how active they are

I am trying to identify from the Task Manager the static and dynamic activities of my system in order to store them into a database. An example of what I call static processes are like some services ...
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Limited task manager?

I know it seems counter-productive, but I was looking for a task manager that it's more limited than the one that comes with Window. The reason is that some servers that I use (but not manage) have ...
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How to know which driver or kernel module prevents process to be killed?

Sometimes I have processes which I can't kill. Process Explorer, Task Manager and others say that "Access denied". I was told that this can be because kernel driver has a bug or something. How to ...
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Determining what processes like svchost, rundll, etc are doing

How can I determine what processes like svchost or rundll are doing? Not necessarily in great detail, but I want to understand how and why such processes are used by Windows. As a novice admin, I ...
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Windows 8 process System takes 100% disk usage and extremly slows pc

I have Windows 8 and recently I have problem with process System. Sometimes this process takes disk usage to 100% for a several minutes and working speed is betwenn 0,1MB/s and 0,4MB/s. I can't work ...
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Unable to terminate process

I can't terminate some processes. It says "Access denied". I am the ultimate owner of the computer. How can I terminate such processed anyway? These are not system processes, these are file managers ...
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Task manager shortcut not working on Windows 8

I have some problems with the Task Manager not always opening on Windows 8. I recently upgraded my pc from Windows 7 to Windows 8. And it seems that the Windows 8 Task Manager doesn't always pop up if ...
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Can't change process priority in Windows 7

I need to use MATLAB in realtime, but when I go to the Task Manager and try to change it, it's giving me an error: Unable to set Realtime priority. The priority was set to High instead. I tried ...
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Processor utilization percentage for multiple, multicore processors

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine with two processors: Intel Xeon CPU E5630 @2.53Ghz, 2533Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical Processors Intel Xeon CPU E5630 @2.53Ghz, 2533Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical ...
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Menu Tab not coming in Windows Task Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared I am facing a problem with my Windows 7. I am not getting options that are shown above like the menu tab in my task ...
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Can I set a delay on startup programs that are shown on Windows 8 Task Manager?

Microsoft created a new feature on Windows 8 that allow users to manage startup programs on Windows Task Manager: We can Disable or Enable programs that Windows show us that are having "High" ...
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How to set “Process Priority” and “Process Affinity” on Windows 8?

On Windows 7 everything we must do to set "Process Priority"(to Low \ Below Normal \ Normal \ Above Normal \ High \ Realtime) or to set "Process Affinity"(to choose wich processor core would run ...
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Why are there multiple Chrome instances running even though I only have one window (only one tab) open? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple chrome.exe in Task Manager In Windows Task Manager it seems that I have multiple Chrome processes running, even though I only have one Chrome window open. How ...
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Tasklist remote login failure

Edit: Rewrote question to include updates and full current status. I am attempting to connect a Windows XP (client) to a Windows 7 (Server) using tasklist. Currently, I have had no luck with this, ...
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I can't remove a tiny window

There is a tiny window that I am unable to identify or close. It is big enough for me to move but I can't seem to stretch it to make it bigger, I can't close it. It does not appear to be any of the ...
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How can I automatically adjust the affinity of a process after it is started?

I want to open some programs in the startup without affecting the performance and I want to create shortcuts to them on my startup folder. If I can do this with adding modifiers at the end of the ...
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Why is “sqlservr” causing regular CPU spikes?

I have checked the services, CPU and I have noticed that indeed it is sqlservr.exe that grabs the attention of my CPU (the next screenshot shows a short peak in sqlservr's CPU usage). It happens ...
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Task Manager not Displaying Correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared When I launch the task manager for windows it displays but incorrectly, below is a screenshot of how it looks: ...
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Windows Task Schedule: How to disable taskeng.exe from popping up upon task initialization?

After a lot of fiddling around, I managed to launch a php script through Windows 7 Task Manager that mines data from the Twitter API every 5 minutes. The Task properties are as follows: ...
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How can I change what columns are visible in Task Manager?

I am missing the Memory category tab in Task Manager. How can I make it re-appear? Or what can I do to add/remove a column?
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Determining the URL of an active Chrome process via Task Manager

Given the following screenshot as an example: How would you determine which subprocess of Chrome is chewing the most memory? Is this possible with Windows Task Manager (specifically on Windows 7, ...
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Task Manager and memory usage

I'm a little bit confused about Task Manager and usage memory. Is the sum of all memory processes equal to the physical memory used? This is a picture of my Task Manager ordered by memory usage high ...
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What advantages does Ending Task have over Ending Process?

From what I know, everytime we want to stop an app (or a frozen app), we will go TaskManager, select the app, Go to Process and terminate the process. "Ending Process" is preferred over "Ending Task" ...
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Does Simply Opening Task Manager Jog the System?

I swear it's just in my head, but when my Windows computer hangs or freezes, I find that opening Task Manager (by either Ctrl-Alt-Del > Task Manager or Ctrl-Shift-Esc) sometimes seems to jog the ...
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How can I recognize a running batch file in task manager?

I run a few batch files as SYSTEM (as services) and they appear as cmd.exe in tasklist. Sometimes I need to terminate one of them but I cannot decide which cmd.exe to terminate. Plus; I run many ...
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Cached memory refers to both cached memory (that is currently usable) and used memory (that was previous cached)?

Hi all I was trying to confirm my understanding of "standby list" and "modified list" as stated in this article. Is it true that "Cached memory" (as shown in the image below) refers to memory that ...
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Why is csrss.exe running 169 times?

When I noticed that opening many tabs (10 to 20) in Google Chrome took an increased time with every new one I looked into Process Hacker and discovered 169 csrss.exe processes. I've never seen that ...
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Utility to filter processes, or to view/kill old processes easily?

I have been looking for a Windows utility like Process Explorer or Process Hacker, but with any or all of these features: Ability to filter processes shown (exclude OR include, either is fine) ...
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How can I make Windows Task Manager keep it's position and size upon reopening?

When I open Windows Task Manager in Windows XP with SP3 it opens in the top left corner and it occupies a very small part of the screen. If I resize and reposition it to fill most of the screen when I ...
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Where do I find the device drivers in the task manager?

While running an OS all the drivers of keyboard, mouse, graphic card, nic must be in memory in order to be accessed by the CPU, right? Each driver should be a process or at least a thread of a ...
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Can't end any process in Task Manager

For some reason I can't end any processes in Task Manager; I get an access denied error. I am on an administrator account, and the processes I'm trying to terminate are not vital - e.g. even if I ...
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Windows Process/Tasks over wmic?

There is a way to get the list of all running process/taks on Windows using the wmic interface? Is there is another way other than the windows task manager?