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Which process killed my process

One of my applications starts java.exe, but in between this 'java.exe' is killed by some other process. How can I know which process kills the java.exe. I am using Windows XP SP 2.
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Firefox doesn't show up, but hide in task manager

Every time I boot my laptop and click the Firefox shortcut, the Firefox browser doesn't pop up. From here I need to open task manager, then manually kill the Firefox thread. After this, I click the ...
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explorer.exe and tskmngr.exe incredibly high memory usage

On start up, both explorer.exe and tskmgr.exe start increasing in mem usage up to 1GO and more with high 100% CPU usage and the computer becomes very slow and un-usable. This started to happen after ...
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Getting PATH of running *.exe

I am currently developing a customized CafeSuite system for my Internet Cafe. And I'm using Java and JNI (Java Native Interface) to get through the Windows Registry. But I have this module I can't get ...
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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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Task manager in windows XP

Can I change keyboard shortcut for task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) in Windodows XP with new sequence (like:A+B)
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Windows task Manager shows wrong memory?

Guess what it the memory on my system from below? It is 3GB but it show 4.8? Why On my different computer, it is running Windows Server 2003, it has 2 GB installed but it show 4GB (Limit field). ...
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Why does IE8 show up as multiple processes in Task Manager?

I'm using IE8 on WinXP-SP3, and when I run IE, there are quite a few iexplore.exe entries in the TaskMgr Process List, even when I am not using multiple tabs. I am running this page in one tab ...
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What do the extra columns in the Task Manager on XP do?

What do the columns that are not shown by default in the XP Task Manager do? Specifically the VM Size, Page Faults and Mem Delta columns
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Firefox or Chrome doesn't release handles

I've noticed that when browser (tested with Firefox and Chrome) has been running for a long time, it stops connecting sites. I found out with task manager that the count of handles for browser process ...
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Why are there only two cores in Windows XP?

I'm running Windows XP 32-bit on an Intel Q9650 quad-core CPU. In Device Manager, I see four cores. It's OK. However in Task Manager, I can only see two cores. Are only two cores used? If so, why are ...
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In Windows XP Task Manager, shows 150+ processes running?

Almost every morning my laptop slows or stops. When I bring up task manager it usually shows something between 80 and 150 line items called Task Manager, and I have to close them down one at a time to ...
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What tool can I use to definitely kill a process on Windows?

Can anyone recommend an application (preferably usb-portable that doesn't require setup) That really kills a process immediately in windows XP? I ask this because often when I need to use the XP task ...
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Task Manager: Overall cpu usage + idle process cpu usage > 100%

On Windows XP SP3, in Task Manager I assume that the "System Idle Process" is not counted as part of the overal "CPU Usage", therefore at any time the sum of both should be 100%, which seems to be ...
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Process description for Windows XP Home Edition

In my Windows XP Home Edition, there is no desciption for the processes in the task manager. For example, all the services seem to appear with the same-name processes "SVCHOST.EXE". But I want to ...
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How much history does CPU Usage History in XP's task manager show?

Could anyone tell me how much history, in time (e.g. seconds or minutes), the CPU Usage History panel in the Task Manager show (see the image below)? I'm particularly interested on the XP, but also ...
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Alternative to 'System Explorer'

OS: WinXP I am used to use System Explorer 1.5 to monitor my PC. It provides: A CPU usage icon on task tray. A performance graph including CPU/MEM/Swap/Pages faulted/IO reads writes, also shows the ...
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Why is the CPU Usage History pane “split” in Windows Task Manager / Performance

In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance tab, Page File Usage History is shown in a continuous pane, while the CPU Usage History is split up into 8 narrow panes, which make it look like the ...
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Is there a “deep” task manager available in Windows XP akin to Windows 7 and Vista? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager Is there a good task manager or utility for Windows XP that gives deep visibility into the processes and threads running on the ...
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How to identify what is starting a process?

On my XP machine, a python.exe process starts every so on which takes up 100% of my CPU. I have to kill it from the task monitor.. How can one identify what this process is and how you can disable ...
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Make Task Manager Sort by Base Name on Startup

The Windows XP Task Manager saves most of the settings, but every time it starts, it always sorts the processes by PID. I want it to start up sorted by process name (Base Name column) since I always ...
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Task manager: Windows XP RAM usage doesn't add up

When using the task manager in Windows XP Pro, the amount of RAM that is listed as being used by the individual processes is not adding up to the total memory used (as listed by the total commit on ...
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Windows XP Task manager system idle is at 98% but graph shows one processor nearly pegged

Running Windows XP on a AMD dual core processor. Occasionally after booting, logging on, and letting things settle down, the Task Manager shows on the graph that one processor is over 90% busy. Yet ...
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CPU utilization from 60 to 100% when I launch Task Manager in Windows XP

Whenever I launch Task Manager, it shows the CPU utilization is 60% or sometimes even 100%. However, almost instantaneously, it drops down to 10% or less than 10%. Is this normal behavior in Windows ...
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Task Manager shows 100% CPU utilization, but nothing in process list does

I'm using WinXP, and I notice that in the Task Manager, on the Performance tab my CPU usage is 100%. But When I go to the Processes tab, and sort by CPU System Idle Process is taking up 90%. I've ...