Task manager is a Windows utility to see which processes are running on the system. It provides detailed information about computer performance related to each process running on a Windows system.

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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 ...
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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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How many processes should I be running to be as efficient as possible?

Here is the situation: I am processing images, transforming them from tif to ecw and reprojecting them. The software I am using one uses one process, and only one core it seems. When I run a batch ...
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Task Manager for Firefox (like in Chrome?) [duplicate]

I was looking over Chrome and the task manager feature and really wishing something like this was in Firefox (as i have lots of addons [probably too many] and lots of tabs open). I looked for an addon ...
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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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Windows task on internet connection outside home network

I'm trying to create a windows task that will execute as soon as the laptop is outside the home network. There is an option called: 'start when specific network connection is available' but i'm ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager: how to enable the “CPU Time” column in the Processes tab?

Up until Windows 7, the Processes Tab of the Task Manager would allow you to add the CPU Time column (see for instance Task Manager's possibilities you may not know): to show it, choose theView ...
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Only 4 cores showing up in task manager

For some reason only 4 cores are showing up in task manager I have tried everything(almost) setting and unchecking number of cores in msconfig did not work using easy BCD did not work ...
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Win 8 64bit: How can I see memory info from the command line?

I need to see the memory use from command line: I have Win 8 for 64bit and mem command doesn't work. Even if it would have worked I'm not sure would give the memory for the entire system. How can I ...
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Why won't Task Manager stay open on WIndows 8?

I can't use Task Manager on Windows 8. Whichever way I open it (keyboard shortcuts, .exe in System32, taskbar right-click menu), it only stays open for second. It does not simply freeze and crash as ...
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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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Task manager does not open after deleting Process Explorer

I've installed Process explorer on my Windows 8 64 bit system. Few days later I have removed Process explorer again but the standard Task Manager won't open any more. How to fix this?
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Process “System” needs 100% Harddrive input/output

I'm on Windows 8 and in my Task-Manager I see that the process "System" needs 100% of my IO capacity. What is the reason or how to find out what exactly the reason is? It slows down my PC. Thank you ...
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My pc gives me freeze frames, but not when TaskManager is active

I have a strange problem, and I dont know the cause. but i have a simple solution. I use my PC primarily to do 3D rendering, so it's quite good (Core i7, 8GB, 650GTX, Windows7-64bit, etc.). But, i ...
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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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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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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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Restarting window manager on Windows 8

When Windows Explorer (the window manager) crashed on Windows 7, one had only to open the task manager by hitting Ctrl+Shift+Esc, choose File -> New process and run explorer again. Actually, sometimes ...
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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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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 ...
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Multiple context menu run as administrator through registry editor

I am trying to create two context menus for .EXE files in Windows 8, both of which will need admin privileges. As I can see in registry, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas can only have one command ...
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Why is my Hybrid Disk not Active?

Now that I found out that I do have a hybrid disk (AXM13S2-24GM-B), I'm starting to believe it is not active. Last night I started up Task Manager and I see 2 disks - Disk 0 (C:) and Disk 1. Disk ...
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Windows 8 network usage stuck at 0 Mbps for all processes

Network utilization of all my processes seems to be frozen at 0 Mbps. See the screenshot below (Task Manager, Processes tab): However, the Performance tab shows that I'm using my network as much as ...
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Task manager in Windows 8 slower because it reads CatRoot?

It seems that whenever the Windows 8 Task Manager is about to be launched, it first reads the file C:\Windows\System32\launchtm.exe, and then it reads the contents of my C:\Windows\System32\CatRoot ...
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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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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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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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Why does my CPU not max out

So when I am doing something like calculating a file integrity hash, converting a video, compressing some files etc. why does my CPU not reach 100% usage, instead it happily jumps around from 0% to ...
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How to remove dead items from the Startup tab in Task Manager?

I have a couple of programs in the Startup tab, that after being uninstalled remained there. In this picture you can see Switcher, which used to launch on startup, remains in the tab after being ...
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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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What can I do about 99% disk usage (only 0.9 MB/s)?

My new laptop is two months old, the first day I got this laptop I noticed this but I assumed it was a bug in Windows 8. However I still have this issue today after reformatting and installing all ...
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Task Manager startup with Windows 8

How to make Task Manager run automatically when Windows 8 starts?
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Lotus Notes 8 client cannot be restarted after crash

The client can not be restarted, even if the notes.exe and nlotes.exe tasks stopped in the task manager. Only rebooting helps, but that is not a user friendly solution. This occures on Lenovo laptops. ...
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Last BIOS time on Task Manager

Can someone tell me what that Last BIOS time is on the upper right corner of the task manager on Windows 8 Pro? Mine has always been 0.0. I guess it is not measuring the BIOS time properly so what can ...
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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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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 ...
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Network utilization column in windows 8 task manager not working

Network utilization column in windows 8 task manager not working; It always reporting 0% although it reports values for each app!
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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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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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Why does Windows Explorer show up in task manager as “explorer.EXE”?

I’ve been noticing that Windows Explorer’s file name in the Task Manager, ends with .EXE instead of .exe. I decided to kill the process and restart Explorer. Now it shows up as explorer.exe, however ...
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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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Why does the windows 8 task manager seem to freeze?

Several times I've seen the task manager appear frozen in Windows 8. It doesn't update, and generally shows double-digit CPU usage. Closing it and reopening it doesn't usually help, but rebooting ...
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Why doesn't Windows 8 Task Manager report the actual CPU frequency when Virtualisation is turned on?

In this question, I asked why the actual CPU frequency wasn't being reported in the performance tab of windows task manager. It turns out I had Virtualization turned on in the BIOS. When I disabled ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager not reporting actual CPU frequency

Task manager reports 2.53 GHz, but CPU-Z reports 1192 MHz. My windows is a fresh install of the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade. When I used the Consumer Preview, task manager would report different ...
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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 ...
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On windows 7 - Set core Affinity on boot, Or bulk affinity/tasking tool? (Like a KsysGuard for windows)

Not even sure if its possible but: you know how you can set custom scheduling in Linux. → and sure, I can set affinity for Windows 7 Programs one @ a time. But do you know of a tool that would allow ...
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network utilization in windows task manager

Ok I don't really get why or how the way this graph and the columns are labeled. Link speed shows 1Gbps graph only shows from 0% to 5% and network Utilization stays on average around 1.25% Ok I ...
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What is the RuntimeBroker.exe process in Windows 8?

I was looking through my Task Manager today and saw something called Runtime Broker running: I've never seen this in previous versions of Windows. What is it? What does it do?
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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.