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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Offline task management software [closed]

I wish to have an offline task management software that could reside in System tray from where i could manage my tasks for the day. My OS: Windows 7. should support windows vista & XP as well. ...
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light project management software

I'm looking for a simple project management software to help manage my tasks. I'll be using this by myself so I'm not concerned about assigning tasks, etc. I'm on a Macbook Pro, so I can use Mac ...
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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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Closing Windows Media Player, after hanging, with the task manager caused PC to hang

If I'm not mistaken, this topic has not yet been addressed elsewhere. The situation is as follows: Occasionally, Windows Media Player freezes and I have to close it using the Task Manager. After ...
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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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virus infection & task manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? For some time, my Task Manager is greyed out when I right click on the taskbar. It's even not shown in the ...
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Internet Explorer task manager

If I open an Internet Explorer window, there are two entries created in the list of Processes under Windows Task Manager: iexplorer-10832 iexplorer-5076 Why does the Windows Task Manager show two ...
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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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Task Manager, Process Explorer, or similar tool: monitoring and managing CLR threads

Is there a tool out there that allows to see managed threads as they are running in CLR? Ideally, I would like to see CPU load, state, managed name, and managed id, hopefully even if the thread ...
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Physical memory full but can't seem to find what process is causing it

I'm having a problem with my laptop from time to time, sometimes it get's really slow and when I check my task manager it says something like: Physical memory 91% When this is happening windows ...
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Can't open Task Manager

When I right click on my task bar and click on Start Task Manager it gives me an error Windows cannot find "C:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe" Make sure you have typed the name correctly and ...
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Disable Dropbox when WiFi isn't available

I have an ultralight PC with Windows 7 that I use during my daily bus commute. Since the processor speed is limited, I'm looking for a way to disable/enable Dropbox when I'm not connected to a WiFi ...
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Kill process that doesn't show up in task manager

I am able to kill running processes which show up in the task manager but there are some games like KnightOnline and Metin2 that don't show up in task manager and so I can't kill them. I've been ...
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Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to open the Windows Task Manager?

I open Task Manager very often. Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to open the Windows Task Manager?
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automatic end useless processes

in WIN 7 if you open windows with administrator username, you will have lots and lots of procceses active. But if I login with guest I will have 70% less processes, but still enough for what I need. ...
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csrss.exe runs out of control

It runs regularly at about 7,000k and maybe a flicker of 5% CPU, but every couple of days it goes nuts and shoots up to 200,000k of memory usage and about 50% or more of CPU. A reboot fixes the issue ...
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run 32-bit task manager in windows 7 64-bit

I read in this answer that Windows 7 has two versions of the task manager, one being 64-bit and the other being 32-bit. How do I go about running this 32 bit version of the task manager in Windows 7 ...
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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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Why is the Windows task manager slow to end tasks?

Whenever a program freezes, it takes the task manager a very long time to end the task. I never understood why this should happen on a multiprocessor machine; shouldn't one processor be able to save ...
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How can I determine what process a window belongs to?

Every time I start up windows vista lately, I see a random floating window. It is a tiny little window with no title, and only the resize, maximize and restore buttons. I'd post an image, but I don't ...
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Why does F@H not bind to more than one core on Windows?

I have been contributing to Stanford's Folding@Home project for some time with most of the computers I own. I just installed the Windows client on a new machine running Windows 7, but see that the ...
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Windows 7 Task manager doesn't show process memory usage data in the working set columns!

An issue with Windows 7 Task Manager. In the Processes tab 2 columns related to process usage memory ('working set' and 'private working set') are shown but with no data! In the Resource Monitor in ...
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DTaskManager Runtime '5' error?

I really enjoy using DTaskManager as an alternative to Windows TaskManager, but recently I've been getting Runtime Error '5' messages. It looks like DTaskManager was programmed in Visual Basic 6, but ...
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Task Manager always crashes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager always crashes within a few seconds This is the error report: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: taskmgr.exe Application ...
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Task Manager does not show memory usage

I just noticed this yesterday. I selected different memory columns, none of them worked, and I've tried showing processes from all users. I'm using Win 7. It doesn't slow down my computer or does ...
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Task manager always crashes within a few seconds

This is the error report: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: taskmgr.exe Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385 Application Timestamp: 4a5bc3ee Fault Module Name: ...
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Task Manager always crashes within 1 or 2 seconds. Solutions?

This is the error report: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: taskmgr.exe Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385 Application Timestamp: 4a5bc3ee Fault Module Name: ...
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I want to buy a second hand laptop, how to get the real technical specifications of a used laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool to get installed components on a PC I want to buy a second hand laptop. I need to examine a laptop's configuration before I make a decision to buy it. I know the ...
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Schost.exe process cannot be stopped

I have this process running called schost.exe and its description on task manager is PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe. It runs when I switch on my pc, and when I try to stop process, it automatically runs again.
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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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Do routers (in my case dlink dir-655) have a task manager of sorts?

Do routers (in my case dlink dir-655) have a task manager of sorts? I know they are essentially a processor and some memory and probably a little permanent storage, but is there a good way to gauge ...
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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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What's the easiest way to save Task Manager's Processes tab as a CSV file?

I want to get the information in the Task Manager's Processes tab into Excel. I want to do this because I am trying to make an image to deploy to a few workstation and need to see what I should ...
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Why is Kaspersky's CPU activity not shown in process list?

So, when Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 (11) starts doing a full scan, I can see my CPU activity going to 100%. However, the KIS process only takes 02% according to Task manager, how is this ...
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Run task manager as another user (admin)

Is it possible to run the Windows Task Manager as another user, i.e. as an admin? Our users run with limited privileges, so it would be helpful if I could task manager as an administrator to kill a ...
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Tool which finds which process is causing the heavy hard drive activity?

Sometimes my Windows 7 system is accessing the hard drive heavily for several minutes and it slows down the machine considerably. Is there a tool which tells me which process is causing it? That ...
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PID number in Task Manager can't be found

i tried running netstat -o to check what are the connections which are established. I saw two and they have PID numbers. When I checked it in my Task Manager, I couldn't find those PID numbers. Is ...
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How to fix task manager memory column if it shows lies

I have a problem in showing memory in task manager with memory and paging columns. Why it shows so small size usage? And maybe anyone knows how to fix it? Here is a screenshot(working set, memory, ...
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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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Program that can keep me on task?

Okay, so lately I've been getting really distracted by the computer and I often neglect to do some things that I should be doing every day, such as getting exercise and studying. What I would like is ...
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What is Windows Priority and Affinity and what advatanges does it provide?

What exactly is Priority and Affinity (found within Task Manager) and what are they used for: In what situations should/could they be used and what advantages are found while customizing these ...
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Tool for determining which service is using all my CPU

I am wondering if a tool exists that can tell me which service is causing services.exe to use all CPU time. Basically a Task Manager for services.exe. Does anybody know of such a tool.
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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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Task Manager in Mac OS X?

I'm new to Mac OS X. Sometimes my system hangs, and I cannot do anything with it. In Windows, I would use Task Manager to stop the unwanted application, but in Mac OS X, what option is available? When ...
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What is csrss.exe?

According to google, CSRSS.exe could either be a Trojan, or an important part of Windows. eh! They say: This process should be treated as suspicious if there are two instances running. ...
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High values of Process ID in Task Manager

I have a curious sequence of events which may be related. The symptom: My PC suddenly began to take ages to perform a link at the end of a compile. This was assocaited with continuous disk activity. ...
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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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Time planning software

I'm looking for some time planning software. I have simple but specific needs. I'd like to be able to track and plan work for about 10 people. They do certain type of task working on a couple of ...
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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 ...