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Issue with NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 Not Appearing in Task Manager on Windows 10

I'm using an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 with driver version 9.18.13.4174 on an HP Z600 with dual Xeon E5620 processors, 20GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD running Windows 10. The GPU, which supports WDDM 1.2, ...
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How to make All Threads Run Low/Idle CPU Priority?

I want to set all threads or .exe to Low CPU Priority in Task Manager so that their CPU-usage doesn't interfere with my game and make my gameplay microstutter and cause some input delay from keyboard. ...
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Show all network activity in task manager

Is there a way to make the Windows 10 task manager (or the resource monitor) show network usage for ALL tasks, including the kernel? I am trying to figure out which process / task is eating up my ...
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How to prevent windows from using all RAM when running the system for an extended period of time?

I own two up to date computers with windows 10, with fairly different hardware, on both of them, windows fills the ram (99-100%) over time, usually after a month of run time. The first uses a hard ...
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Multiple background instances of notepad.exe running

I just opened Task Manager to kill a process and noticed that I have 39 notepad.exe processes running - I do not use Notepad! They appear to be background processes as in the Details tab there is no ...
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Problems with duplicate startup items in Task Manager

I have problems regarding the startup list on my Task Manager in Windows 10, as seen in the picture below: You can see the duplicated entries that I marked in red circle. I have tried to find the ...
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Outlook UI Hangs - Still running in Task Manager

Title: Outlook UI hanging without 'not responding' alert, process still running in Task Manager Body: I have an end user experiencing a perplexing issue with Outlook 365. Despite the UI hanging, ...
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What is the best way to identify what caused a CPU spike?

In Windows Task Manager History I can see that there was a CPU spike and my computer freezes. And I can see when I sort the view on highest CPU percentage which processes take most of the CPU. But ...
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How to force run an application in the background at startup

I have an application (a keyboard driver) which launches at startup without issues. It's basically a keyboard configuration utility, which sets up macros, keyboard lights, remaps, etc. Problem is, it ...
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The Windows shutdown sound task I created is cut off

I am doing a little project to challenge myself as I love messing around with computers. A project I started long ago was to try and create a shutdown sound for my Windows 10 OS on my computer. I did ...
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Is there any difference between Taskmgr.exe and LaunchTM.exe?

Is there any difference between Taskmgr.exe and LaunchTM.exe in Windows? Both of these System32 executables seem to just open the Task Manager. If there is no difference then why have two different ...
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Various Different Process Running With One Window Open - Task Manager

I have this issue with various different applications such as Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word that will show more processes running than windows I have open and it is boggling ...
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Parameter "262144" (top-most attribute set) in Task Scheduler does not work (VBScript)

Parameter 262144 (top-most attribute set) in Task Scheduler does not work. When creating a task to run a .vbs file, parameter 262144 does not work (does not open the window on top of others), although ...
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Why does Windows 10 Task Manager say that my LaCie 750GB Rikki external hard drive's capacity is 4.5 TB?

Windows 10 Task Manager say that my LaCie 750GB Rikki external hard drive's capacity is 4.5 TB. See below. Why? Disk management confirms that the LaCie 750GB Rikki external hard drive is 750 GB, i.e. ...
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My hard disk suddenly active at 100% in Task Manager

I was trying to install something on my computer with the installation source being disk D, but I noticed a slow installation process, so I went to Task Manager and I see the disk drive D running at ...
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Can switching to an SSD resolve this particular issue?

Recently, the Task Manager on my laptop has been indicating that the HDD is operating at 100% utilization multiple times a day. I believe this is causing my laptop to slow down, resulting in delayed ...
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Windows Task Manager Set priority Access is denied

I'm trying to change the process priority for a video game, but it gives me an "Access is denied" exception. Same for changing it's affinity, which would be fine too, but not 100% my current ...
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System slowdown persists despite normal Task Manager and Performance monitor readings

My system experienced a slowdown during the OBS Studio video recording. However, upon reviewing Task Manager and Performance metrics, no apparent cause for the system freeze was found. What might be ...
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Hide a process in the Windows task manager by using task manager hider

I watched this video and there you can see how to hide a process by using the software task manager hider: I tried to use it; in particular I opened the project in Visual Studio 2022, then I right ...
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Windows 10 task manager doesn't show process with high CPU uasge

while ago I noticed that CPU usage is high even the sound of my laptop fan increases but when i open the task manager to detect the Process that consumes CPU usage the task manager shows me that the ...
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How do I shrink the space in between the icons the tray icon panel on my taskbar?

How do I shrink the space in between each icon on the taskbar's hidden tray icon panel when clicking the angle button? Currently it looks like this: I want it to look something like this (...
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In Windows Task Manager Memory page, which value is the actual amount of system RAM?

I'm looking for an explanation of different values on the Performance / Memory page of Windows 10 / 2019 Task Manager regarding the (total) amount of RAM. There are several items that seem to mean the ...
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Find process from window or vice versa in task manager?

I have multiple instances of an app running. One of the instances is frozen and I want to end it forcefully in Task Manager, while preserving all others. I'm trying to find it in Task Manager but I ...
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Windows 11 almost 6 gigabytes of system memory are hidden and not available

I'm using the latest version of the Windows 11 and I'm curious where almost 6 gigabytes of the system RAM memory disappear. I have 32 Gigs of RAM installed in the system. According to the task manager,...
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how to force chrome task manager to end a task

I am using an administrator-restricted Chromebook and things can often get out of hand, so naturally like any PC user I'd open the task manager (chrome task manager) and when I go to close the ...
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My RAM usage is at 68% and I don't know why

Here are screenshots of my current issue: First Second Three Four Five Six RamMap Do I have a memory leak? Zombie Handlers? What do I do? Never had this issue before..
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Normal for 17 instances of Node.js JavaScript Runtime to be loaded into memory when the only open application windows are Windows Update and taskmgr?

Is it normal for 17 instances of Node.js JavaScript Runtime to be loaded into memory when the only open application windows are Windows Update and Task Manager? They average about 3MB RAM consumption ...
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Task Manager pauses itself [duplicate]

My Task Manager randomly pauses itself. That's very annoying. It seems to be random. I keep it open in the background and after half a day it's paused. Sometimes it works for days. Any way to fix this?...
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Task Manager: Make GPU Utilization Percentage Reflect CUDA

I am specifically asking about the utilization as shown in the left-hand (overview) panel, not about the utilization as shown in the right hand (main / detailed view) panel. I do a lot of ...
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Unable To Change Process Priority On Windows 11 22H2

This happened to me recently after updating to the latest update for Windows 11. When I go to Task Manager and try to change the process priority, I am getting an access denied. I tried restarting ...
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Memory usage not adding up inside Task Manager [closed]

Task manager recognises that I have 16GB of ram actually installed in the performance tab, but inside the processes tab, looking at the percentage of memory used in total by all apps and processes and ...
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Task Manager process list shows multiple abnormalities, processes out of place

First, it's not the issue about so many instances of Google Chrome in the process list in the task manager. I consider myself pretty clueful, so technical answers are welcome. Drilling down into the ...
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What does this numbers in bracket mean?

I don't have 14 firefox opened but task managers showing "14": What does this numbers in brackets mean?
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Windows 10 Task Manager's border lines are absent on the right / bottom

I disabled shadows in SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe show shadows under windows and set Title bars and windows borders in "Colors" settings and noticed the Task Manager window is missing ...
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Network usage is always showing 0% in task manager

I have been facing this issue that the Task manager is always showing the Network utilization percentage as 0% even though I'm using it, this problem starts some days before only before that it worked ...
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How to let Task-Manager of Windows 10 start minimized at start-up?

I have the Windows task mananger in the start-up/autostart directory, so that it does start at login. C:\Users\[myusername]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Type: Taskmgr....
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Why Would Windows 10 Task Manager's Details Show Some Processes' Operating System Context As An Older Version?

I have a Windows 10 Machine, but as I was looking at the Task Manager's Details tab, I saw the corresponding "Operating System Context" entry of some processes show an older OS version. The ...
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Windows Task Manager Startup Apps empty

Three weeks ago I upgraded from Windows 10 to 11 and I just happened to look at the Startup Apps section of the Task Manager and it is empty and says There are no startup items to display There are ...
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application without any network communication actually shows network traffic in Task Manager - how is it possible?

I created an application (in Qt/C++) and when run it, I can see in TaskManager that the process associated with this application exhibits some network communication (0.1 Mbps - while the application ...
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`taskmgr.exe` The requested operation requires elevation [duplicate]

I tried to auto start the taskmgr.exe on the user login by creating a shortcut of Task Manager in the startup folder, as it described on the Microsoft forum: Open Run, type and enter shell:...
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How do you change the name shown in Task Manager for a running process (in particular a sub-process of the main executable) [closed]

Unlike on Linux or macOS, I haven't been able to find an API to change the process name of a running process (or in the case I care about, a sub-process). I'd want it to still appear under the main ...
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How to cycle between instances of the same apps quickly with a lot of apps open or to cycle between apps in the main monitor [duplicate]

Is there any way without 3rd party programs to cycle between multiple instances of the same app without the use of 3rd party software in Windows 10? Or a way to only cycle between apps on the monitor ...
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Why does Windows Task Manager show two ethernet connections with different throughputs if all my traffic is routed through the VPN?

I am running Windows 10. I have a VPN installed, through which - as I understand it - all my internet traffic is routed through at a system / OS level. When I look at Task Manager, I can see two ...
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Windows File Explorer Icon is wrong in Task Manager

For some reason my Windows 11 File Explorer Icon is wrong in task manager, I tried rebuilding the cache and repair install, deleted all IconCache_x files and still the same. Please note that I used an ...
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Immediate task kill for Windows 10/11?

I have a full screen application that sometimes hangs up and then suddenly slows my entire PC down my littering the system memory and hogging the CPU at 100% load. I know that you can kill apps using ...
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Single Windows User using less than the total amount of resources?

The percentages of resources aren't the same, even though there's only a single user. Anyone know anything about this?
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Windows 10 memory usage incorrectly shown in Task Manager after WSL-2 install & uninstalling won't fix it

Why Windows Task manager shows total memory usage higher than the aggregate of memory usage of all the processes? My system has 4GB physical memory. Now it is always around 65% full even if I didn't ...
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End task when access is denied (even when using cmd taskkill / powershell kill)

I have found a process running on my computer "rsEngineSvc.exe" and i want to uninstall this application from my laptop, meaning i must end the process to do so. I have tried using taskkill ...
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Windows 10: Can you configure the mapping of processes to "Applications" in Task Manager?

Is there a configuration file or registry thing or maybe even a tool to change which processes are attributed to which "Application" in Task Manager? I would like to map all the compiler ...
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Why does Farm Simulator crash with GPU "3D-Engine" operating at full capacity?

My Question sounds odd at first, but I then tried running a DIFFERENT game (Asphalt 9) on a DIFFERENT PC (Intel NUC) and the "3D" graph at the GPU section in TaskManager spikes at 100% as ...
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