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Display Windows Task Manager memory usage in MB

Does anyome know any hack where we can modify to display memory usage in MB and not in kb in 'windows task manager's processes' Its not showstopeper but definately a thing I'll like to see.
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.exe files wont close with task manager or command prompt - Windows 7

This is happening with my video game DayZ StandAlone and Google Chrome Browser and a few other programs. But I will close the program normally and it will appear closed until I check Task Manager. (I ...
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Lost Physical Memory, Apparent Memory Leak

I was playing a game the other day, and I then shut it out and put the computer to sleep. I came back the next day and booted the game up, and it froze and unfroze about every 5 seconds. Normally, ...
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2answers
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taskmgr.exe called with an argument by Windows 7

So I noticed when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click Task-Manager, Windows calls taskmgr.exe /3 as command. Several websites claim the Task Manager has no command line arguments. Why does Windows ...
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Ways to prioritize one application over the others for CPU/RAM usage? (music skipping in iTunes)

My Windows-7 PC seems to handle running a demanding video game, iTunes, firefox with multiple tabs open, and Resource Monitor pretty well at the same time. Things usually run smoothly, but: The song ...
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3answers
161 views

Missing description and username in Task Manager

I have 3 items in my Task Manager which appear to be consuming memory but, there is no detail about them. My searches didn't provide anything useful, just advice how to add or remove a column! I ...
0
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2answers
31 views

How do I end this process?

I want to end this process below : But whenever I try, I get an error : Is there a way to do this ? The process SAPISSVC.EXE is actually an antivirus process. I want to close it because ...
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2answers
278 views

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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1answer
69 views

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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0answers
205 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
108 views

Mystery processes maxing CPU Usage

I have recently re-installed Windows 7 following a BSOD incident and I have noticed the CPU usage maxing out occasionally when I am not doing very much (not when it has recently started up). When I ...
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1answer
63 views

Windows 8 Task Manager in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7. I do not like the way that the Task Manager looks, it is ugly compared to that of Windows 8. How can I replace my Task Manager from Windows 7 by that of Windows 8? The nice ...
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3answers
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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. ...
2
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3answers
172 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Run task manager (process explorer) as administrator

I have Sysinternals Process Explorer installed as the system's task manager (Win7 64). Since half of the metrics for anything started as service and processes started under other user accounts are ...
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0answers
69 views

Why does systeminfo's boot time not add up with idle process's CPU time

It's currently 21:02 on the 25th September 2013. If I enter systeminfo on my laptop, the boot time shows as System Boot Time: 25/09/2013, 04:12:17 First of all, I was asleep at that time, ...
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2answers
411 views

Inconsistency between Task Manager Processes Tab and Performance Tab

The Windows Task Manager, on my Windows 7 machine is consistently very inconsistent. Specifically, the memory used by my processes (as reflected in a variety of different metrics) in the Processes ...
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1answer
942 views

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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2answers
473 views

Terminate program that has taken over the screen

I've been using Windows forever, but one thing that has annoyed me is how hard it is to terminate misbehaving full-screen applications. In Linux, I can just switch over to terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and ...
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3answers
530 views

Task manager won't start after nasty virus

Had a nasty virus. Got a trojan through a patch to a game I have played a lot (world of tanks). The trojan was named Win32: Patched-ZX. Which opened up for several rootkit(according to AV) and 3 worms ...
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1answer
144 views

Is it possible for a process to not appear in the Task Manager in Windows 7? [closed]

I was just wondering if it was possible for malware to hide itself in this way.
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2answers
2k views

Why does CPU Time for the System Idle Process increase *faster* than the wall clock?

My computer has been up for 30 min but task manager shows that CPU Time for System Idle Process at 1:30 plus. Every second it advances another 3 or sometimes 4 seconds. The machine is also running, ...
4
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4answers
23k views

How to kill tasks in Windows 7 when even Task Manager won't open or respond?

Occasionally one of my computers will get so bogged down that everything locks up, Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work, Task Manager won't open, or they work, but are opening so slowly that it will take hours ...
0
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0answers
161 views

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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1answer
3k views

Why are there so many duplicates of “explorer.exe” running?

In my Windows 7 task manager, there are 16 instances of explorer.exe running. Where is this coming from? I thought perhaps I had inadvertently enabled the option of Windows replicating an instance ...
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1answer
114 views

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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1answer
74 views

Why Can't I View Networking Stats in Task-Manager With other WIN 7 Pro users in my LAN?

I have windows 7 professional along with other LAN users in my home. We all share the same network connection as in "LAN", and it would be really nice given the sharing of bandwidth to see what ...
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3answers
89 views

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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2answers
354 views

Why does the Windows Task Manager never show more than 80% memory used?

In the Windows Task Manager I have never seen the memory usage close to 100%. If physical memory is never depleted, how come computers have virtual memory? I realize many years ago maybe computers did ...
2
votes
2answers
146 views

Task manager in Windows 7 fails to record “bytes received”

For whatever strange reason the task manager on my current Windows 7 machine is not monitoring the amount of data send/received correctly. Is this a known bug or where are my bytes secretly hiding? ...
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0answers
33 views

rundll32.exe : infected examples pushing cpu to %100 . Malware bytes couldnt detect it niether could Win Def how do i fix it [duplicate]

My laptop is almost useless. The rundll32 application is infected with malware. I have tried several malitious software removal tools all for nought.
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2answers
373 views

Running applications dissappeared from windows tray (shows up in task manager)

I am talking about applications that are minimized to system tray (notification area) in Windows. Many a times I find that although Windows Task Manager > Processes show my application, I cannot ...
3
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1answer
565 views

Windows Task Manager: Switch to window associated with process

I have multiple instances of the same program running. Say I notice in the process tab that one of the instances is using 22GB of RAM. How can identify which of the instances this is, i.e. switch to ...
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191 views

Missing Image name in the task manager

Recently I face the following problem . When I open the visual studio (Design view ) .it has hanged up . I go to the task manager to check what's happened. I find two things : 1- Can't find the ...
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3answers
3k views

Can I make Ctrl+Alt+Del go directly into the task manager in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 and when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del I first go into the welcome screen and only then I can go into the task manager. I have no use for any other option on this screen, can I change it ...
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1answer
592 views

Windows 7 hangs on simple explorer tasks, even task manager freezes

I'm currently on a Toshiba Satellite with i7 processor. It fas worked fine so far until one day it has slowed down to a crippling speed. Many simple tasks like searching, showing the popup of the ...
4
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4answers
3k views

Windows 7/8 - restore default task manager?

Does anyone know how to restore the default task manager in Windows 7/8? I've installed a 3rd party Task Manager (Process Hacker) but I want to switch back and I can't figure out how.
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708 views

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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1answer
2k views

Confused about Windows 7 64-bit page file with SSD

I followed this advice to get Windows to use more RAM and less paging. To be honest, I'm a total noob to all this page file stuff. I've always just assumed that Windows was using the 8 GB of ram I ...
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4answers
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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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3answers
3k views

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, ...
4
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3answers
4k views

Windows 7 x64 cannot kill Skype

Skype got stuck, and Windows was unable to kill the process even when the UI had disappeared. I had to restart the computer to get Skype again working. Running as administrator: ...
2
votes
2answers
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Task manager missing frames? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared When I hit Ctl-Alt-Del I get a "portion" of the task manager: it brings up the process screen, with no other tabs ...
7
votes
5answers
9k views

Windows 8 task manager, on Windows 7

As the MSDN Blog explained in great detail, the Windows 8 Task Manager is a big leap from the Windows 7, Vista (and especially the XP)version. Is there a way for me to run the Windows 8 Task Manager ...
0
votes
1answer
158 views

When Windows detects the system as being sluggish, what is it basing this off of?

I asked another question about memory use, as it seems that Task Manager was not reporting memory use correctly -- the total used sum was far more than the sum of the individual programs' use. I ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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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vote
1answer
1k views

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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1answer
574 views

Task Manager Does Not Start Every Time

I have had a problem that started some time ago, 6 months maybe. I should have noted the first instance but I didn't. I am using Windows 7 Pro, 32bit. Under normal circumstances I can open up the the ...
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1answer
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My cpu usage increased to 100% and my computer works slowly after dis assembly

Yesterday, I opened the case of my computer and cleaned the cards and other devices. When I re-assembled the computer and powered it on, Windows 7 works very slowly and the CPU usage in the task ...
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1answer
577 views

Windows Task Manager: How to see elevation status? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell whether a process is running with administrator permissions? Windows 7 Task Manager, Processes tab. When I run a programm, batch ... elevated (run as ...