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Questions tagged [resource-monitor]

Windows OS system application to view resources use in real time.

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Resource Monitor and Task Manager Conflicting CPU Usage

For the past few weeks task manager has not been showing correct per process CPU usage. Resource monitor seems to show correct values. Task Managers detail tab shows current CPU as well. For this ...
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Filter specific process(es) in Resource Monitor with command line switch

Is there a way to launch Resource Monitor (resmon.exe) and filter on the Image name of the specific process(es) I want filtered from the command line? I often need to test 60 or 80 instances of the ...
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Drives reading constantly, how do I see a disk's queue? (not the queue length)

Here's my problem. Since around two days ago, I noticed that my external HDD LED kept blinking, even though no programs were running. So I checked Task Manager and discovered that something is reading ...
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Windows suspending processes for no apparent reason

I observed that some processes may get suspended by Windows. If this happens, they no longer run and appear frozen. I don't understand why they are getting suspended since I did not do it manually. ...
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how many resources nmon command use in AIX?

I need to store in an external repository, every minute (in near realtime mode), the nmon information saved in a temporary file. So what would be the best scenario: 1) every minute I open an ssh ...
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My computer becomes paralyzed at times

My computer(Toshiba L55C, 2.2 GHz, 8 GB, 64 bit) running W10 regularly goes into paralysis. I ran a complete reinstallation of W10, and I still have the problem. Using Resource Monitor to terminate ...
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WIN 7 resource monitor: In network section, port number not available as a column?

On my windows 8 laptop, when I go to resource monitor, I can select port number to add to the selected columns in the display. For some reason, on my win 7 desktop, port number is not listed in the ...
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Service / process responsible for processor scaling in Windows 7

Frequently after wake-up from sleep, Windows 7 get stuck on low processor frequency (e. g 29 % - displayed in Resource Monitor) while processor utilization is near 100 %. The system is thus not very ...
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Will you see ransomware activity like WannaCry in Resource Monitor? [duplicate]

I understand that in order to encrypt terabytes of data, a ransomware must work hard for hours on HDD and perhaps for under an hour on SSD. So it has to leave obvious signs of doing so.. right? ...
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How do I know if my drive is a bottleneck?

I have been on a performance monitoring expedition. I constantly watch Resource Monitor now and notice that my Disk activity, never really goes much above 10MB/sec. I have a Samsung PRO 850, which ...
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Why does the network usage shown in Task Manager not equal that in Resource Monitor?

Why, in Windows 7, is the network usage shown under Task Manager always higher than reported by Resource Monitor for total network I/O, which also seems lower than the sum of individual network ...
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Why Bitdefender shows using Amazon bot in Network Activity?

I recently installed Bitdefender (Free Edition) to run a check for antivirus/malware in my system (Windows 8). It's been only a couple of days since I installed Bitdefender. I was just goofing around ...
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What is Disk Active Time and how do I decrease it?

Looking at Task Manager in Windows, I see my hard drive is pretty maxed out on "Active Time", Empirically that seems to relate to when my hard drive is locked up, apps go grey, etc (the rest of my ...
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Task Manager and Resource Monitor Network Monitoring Disagree

Task Manager is showing some 300,000 B/s (300 KB/s) being received (see screenshot) consistently. When I opened Resource Monitor to see what executable was doing this... Resource Monitor comes up ...
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Why does ADB appear to be using the network?

I was using ADB on Windows 10 to flash firmware to an Android device via a USB cable. During the process, I was looking through the Resource Monitor, and I noticed that ADB was appearing to recieve 3....
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My computer is running slow, but task manager doesn't show excessive cpu or memory usage. Why?

My computer is running very slow, so I opened up the task manager expecting to see excessive cpu or memory usage. Nothing. So I closed all applications other than task manager. Still slow. Then I ...
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Windows10: What is “Service CPU Usage”?

On the CPU tab of the Resource Monitor of Windows 10 64 bit, it shows the "CPU - Total" graph and 1 graph for each CPU, but then it also shows a graph for "Service CPU Usage". What is "Service CPU ...
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Handles vs Threads vs Processes

Is there a difference between a thread and a process? I am trying to understand the calculations of the system data listed in the performance tab. Handles: 48097 Threads: 1602 Processes: 99 Up Time: ...
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How can I change the update speed of the resource monitor?

In Windows 7, the resource monitor updates about once a second, but I find this too slow. In Task Manager you can make it update about twice a second, or tens of times if you manually refresh it. F5 ...
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Resource Monitor - hard faults - threads

click to enlarge Task Manager => Performance => Resource Monitor. I have 16GB ram, and when I took that screenshot I had 8GB left. In fact, I tried setting Paging file to None (disabled) and that ...
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How to find out what service is consuming bandwidth in windows?

The resource monitor shows that a svchost is consuming all of the bandwidth. How can I check which of these services is the one responsible for this? My resource monitor showing the service host ...
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CPU is fixed at 100% usage

I would like to start by saying that I'm aware that there are a lot of questions with the same title but I would like to say that they are very specific to their own problem. Unfortunately my problem ...
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How to analyse disk performance issues visible in Windows Resource Monitor?

I'm using Windows Resource Monitor and I observe poor response times of >250ms. I know which application is ultimately requesting the files, but the disk access is monitored under the System process. ...
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how to make my laptop run on minimum resources?

I download large files so I want to leave the laptop on for 3 or 4 days. I guess I should reduce the resources consumption so it doesn't heat up much. How can I do that? Also is this logic right or ...
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SVCHOST.EXE (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) is using almost 100% disk usage?

I'm not running any other program, only Task Manager and Resource Monitor. It made my machine heavily non-responsive, even cursor sometimes jumps here and there and it's not accepting any keyboard ...
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Why is my System process doing disk IO?

Sometimes I want to see how much of my resources a program is actually using. But it seems that, often, even though the process is doing a lot it's for example hardly not doing any disk IO at all. The ...
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Windows 7 ram and virtual memory

I have windows 7 64 bits professional edition OS. I was looking at resource manager the other day and noticed that even thought i have about 1 gb of available ram there was still about 48 hard faults. ...
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How to understand disk activity view charts of the Windows 7 resource monitor?

The disk activity monitor charts show blue line, green line with the green shaded area below and sometimes also the orange line. Of course, the higher the lines the more the activity and horizontal ...
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Is there a logging tool to find the process(es) that use resources in Windows 7

I have got the following scenario: On Windows 7 64 bit, my programs collect data from external sources and store them to the computer's second hard disk (not the boot disk). The amount of data is so ...
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How to calculate bandwidth usage for RDP

I'm looking to calculate the actual amount of data sent and received for RDP for a given session. Just trying to figure out, given a typical hour or day of usage, how much bandwidth I would use if I ...
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Win7 System Process (PID 4) constantly accessing drive

My hard disk drive is constantly, incessantly active so long as my computer is on. Mostly this doesn't seem to affect performance- startup only takes a minute or two before the computer is usable- but ...
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Windows 7 Calendar is No Longer Shown, No Wireless Signal Icon Shown and Resource Monitor Does Not Start

1. Recently I have noticed that I cannot get calendar to pop up after clicking on clock on system tray. I can with searching find settings to configure clock but I can't access calendar at all. 2. I ...
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How do I find lower the amount of or find what is using committed memory?

I was recently looking at this question: Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage? when my task manager was doing just ...
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Which tools can log system resources usages in Windows/Linux? [closed]

I need a tool can log at least a few things like this: CPU load: (min/max/average) RAM load: (min/max/average) Storage size: (max/is used) Storage/folder growth size. AFAIK, Linux shell can help ...
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Modified Memory too High? 16gb of Memory and a few programs open = “Not enough Memory” errors

I keep having to restart my computer after leaving it on for a day or so in Windows because my "Modified memory" (whatever that is) goes absurdly high and I begin getting "Memory too low" errors, ...
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Unable to see storage devices on Resource Monitor

I have a small problem after fixing some sync issues with my SSDs. It seems that I am unable to see storage devices on "Storage" on Resource Monitor's Disk tab. I can only see the consolidated Disk ...
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Hard disk light keeps blinking

Who can tell me how to dig into exactly why the hard drive keeps reading/writing? What program is doing that and what is it doing for? I'm using Windows 7.
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How to get a “picture” of the computer cpu/disk activity while in a fullscreen application

I have a small issue on my computer. From time to time, it seems like some process is turning on, maxing the cpu and disk activity for 10-15 seconds, and then stopping. This usually occurs while I'm ...
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Disk and Network Usage According to Resource Monitor

I notice when I open up resource monitor, the graphical portion of the utility shows constant spikes reaching the top of the graph for both network and disk usage at times. You would think my system ...
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What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% incorrectly

Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% despite cpu speed changing from 1.2GHz idle to 2.9GHz under load CPUid reports updated speed at regular intervals but the Windows Task Manager and ...
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What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bits on a Lenovo 530 notebook with 4GB of RAM. However, my task manager shows that the amount of RAM is only 2.6GB, and resource monitor shows that 1.4 GB is "used by hardware":...
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Ominous gaps in disk activity

A few times over the past hour, I've had my computer temporarily lock up on me. As CPU and RAM usage seemed okay, I looked at my disk activity in the Resource Monitor. Having the computer slow down ...
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See exactly which service is using a file on Windows 8

I've looked around a bit, but wasn't able to find what I was looking for :( I want to know which service exactly is using a certain file. I know I can use Resource Monitor to see which process is ...
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Showing resource monitor UI decreases network performance by half

Whenever I show the Network tab of the Windows Resource Monitor in Windows 8 my wireless network performance decreases by 50%. I was trying to work out why I was not getting anything more than ...
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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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Resource Monitor is empty window , or transparent window, Windows 7 Classic display (only when DPI changes from 100%)

When I run the Resource Monitor program on windows 7 the window opens but the window is either blank or transparent with the desktop showing through the window frame. (even though no transparency is ...
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Mac/Linux equivalent to resource monitor's disk activity with filenames?

In Windows, the resource monitor allows you to see the filenames associated with the disk activity, but tools like iotop and activity only show overall disk activity from processes instead of the ...
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Reading CPU usage

I am building a Linux, web-based resource monitor. For now I am looking forward to use: df for reading HDD usage status /proc/meminfo (through cat) for reading RAM status mpstat (from sysstat ...
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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 ...