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Questions tagged [task-manager]

Use for questions about the Windows Task Manager utility for managing system processes. Do not use for questions relating to human tasks.

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Disparity between %CPU utilization shown in Task Manager and Performance Profiler

While using Performance Profiler in Visual Studio Community 2017 version 15.9.4, I noticed that the % CPU utilization is around 13% while task manager shows 100% CPU utilization( and I am still not ...
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How does Task Manager differentiate “Windows Processes” in Win10

I have a number of shell extensions for various development projects, and they tend to cause a lot of issues with Windows Explorer. By far the most common is that the Start Menu won't pop up when ...
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Is my internet traffic going through (3rd party) VPN in Windows10?

When I use a third party VPN program in windows it should use all the bandwidth according to the task manager right? (Or at least should be the only one using any bandwidth) But if another program ...
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How to prevent access to chrome's task manager

Hi so in order to prevent extensions from being killed I'm trying to figure out how to prevent access to chrome's task manager. I am well aware people have asked this before on superuser, but there ...
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Lower I/O and Memory priority from command line

There's an option in Process Explorer Set Priority > Background (Low I/O and Memory Priority) which isn't available in the default Task Manager. How to set this from command line?
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How to find Skype in Windows automatic startup

I'm currently trying to rid a Windows 10 computer of all unnecessary automatic startup programs, because it had problems with being terribly slow even without starting any programs manually. One such ...
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Task Manager shows high power usage while gaming

I turned on my computer today and all of a sudden my power usage was spiking for everything. Not just in games but when i open task manager and watch videos... I have never seen this happen on my ...
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How can I stop background process in Windows 10 which I don't know the name?

I have deleted exe file of that process,so every time the service runs in background,it can't get that file. How can I stop this service which I have no idea the name? The path it's showing is "C:\...
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Chrome's processes are now in the Apps section instead of the BG process section of task manager? Made my laptop lag a lot

I have been playing using this PC for a long time, and when I play this game (Warframe), I always have my browser (which always has 30+ tabs open, for work stuff) and a torrent client app. Everything ...
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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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how to close and start a program from cmd in Windows XP?

I've been trying cmd commands such as "taskkill" on Windows XP and apparently they don't exist. I'd like to be able to close and open a program from the cmd because I need to connect to the Windows ...
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How is memory usage calculated in Task Manager in Windows 10?

This is a screenshot of Task Manager of Windows 10 on my laptop (Intel Haswell Core i7, 16 GB RAM). It shows 3.6 GB on the left side, but on the right side none of the values read 3.6 GB. I can only ...
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How do I change the GPU graph that Windows Task Manager shows on the left side?

Windows 10 Task Manager shows the 3D engine graph for my GPUs on the left side panel. How do I make it show a different GPU engine, like the Compute_0 engine, as expressed in the image below?
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Windows 10 - no Startup folder in Task Manager [duplicate]

I am trying to disable several application from auto starting after restarting computer. However - can not see Startup folder in Task Manager: Where to find it / how to enable it?
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Find out what is being cached in memory by Windows

Windows maintains a memory cache of frequently accessed items: Is it possible to view the cache? Can I see what files and what portion of each file are being cached?
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How to Prevent Disabling Programs on Startup (Windows)

I am currently making a program to give my children time when opening a computer. So my children can only turn on the computer for 5 hours per day. The program that I created has been entered into ...
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Why does the GPU usage in Windows 10 Task Manager not sum up to 100%?

Looking at the task manager, Arma 3 is using nearly 100% of the GPU yet somehow Nvidia gets another 10% squezeed in.
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SYSMON.EXE is taking almost half of CPU. Is it virus? //SOLVED

This happened after installing Visual Studio 2017. Searched everywhere and to no avail here I am. From Task Manager when I visit the location. It takes to TEMP folder and the whole size is about ...
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How to prevent a process from being disabled?

Within Task Manager we can disable and enable tasks and programs on Startup. Is it possible to disable that function for custom apps/programs? I was toying with Task Scheduler to test if the EVENT ...
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How to find out how a program started on Windows

From what I have understood after researching on Google, there are two ways of how a program can start on Windows: Manual (The user doubled clicked on the executable or shortcut file of the program) ...
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Which process is responsible for Task Switcher (Alt + Tab) in Windows 10?

Which process is responsible for Task Switcher in Windows 10? Just for some context - although it won't affect the question or answer - I'm trying to see if I can get the Surface Dial to take ...
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export Windows 10 task manager APP history to the txt file

The new windows 10 feature - app history is amazing but i can't get the details in text format, may be it can be done with powershell or other way?
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KDE 5.8.9 (kubuntu) Task Manager for select monitors

I know it's possible to have a task manager just show tasks from the current screen/monitor/desktop, but how would you go about showing tasks from this monitor and the one above it? I have a 4-...
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Windows 7: Why is there a Task Manager CPU usage discrepancy?

On a Windows 7 computer, Task Manager shows 0 CPU being used by each process in the Processes tab. Yet in the Performance tab, CPU Usage and CPU Usage History both show use over 20%. Why is there a ...
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How are portions of the Task Manager usage calculated?

I'm currently working on a program, a more in depth task manager. One of the problems I am facing while writing it is figuring out how utilization is determined for certain aspects of the computer ...
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KDE Plasma how to hide second task manager

I just installed debian with KDE plasma. The weird thing is that my screen shows a task manager at the bottom as well at the top. Of course I don't need two task managers.. but I cannot find any way ...
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how to close a specific instance of a process using nircmd?

I have been using the following command to try closing the notepad file "temp.txt" opened on the windows. nircmd win close title "temp.txt" But this command seems not to work. If I try the below ...
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Task manager not ending process

As of late I've been unable to end the process for SoulseekQt. The task manager isn't "killing it" nor is taskkill /f /im. When I try the latter I get the following: "Error: The process “...
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Is there a way of modifying Task Manager's CPU up-time?

I want to set it to something crazy like 1 month. Is there a way to do this in Windows 10? Like a memory hack or something.
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What does it mean 100% disk usage in Task Manager? [duplicate]

I see the following picture in Task Manager about my Drive C: As you see, active is 100% most of the time, while disk transfer rate is relatively low and below 10 Mb/s. How to understand this? What ...
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CPU usage way too high in Task Manager

One service is taking a LOT of CPU usage, and it doesn't cool down. This started when I enabled some Windows features (Application Guard, Guarded Host, etc), and turned on BitLocker on my main C: ...
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How to determine which process is causing foreground window to lose focus? [duplicate]

When working in a foreground application in Windows 7, sometimes it will suddenly lose focus. There is no other visible application gaining focus. Whatever I type, however, no longer appears in the ...
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How to stop Windows 10 from suspending a particular application (RStudio)

First off, I wasn't sure if this was a question better suited to Super User or one of the other communities like Cross Validated, so please let me know if this is in the wrong place. I'm having an ...
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Relation between RAM usage in Task Manager Processes and Performance

Is the amount of ram shown in the performance graph, 5.5 GB in my case : the sum of the ram used by programs shown in processes : Somehow I find it hard to believe that those 6MB will amount to 4GB ...
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Disable / Hide 14 Hyperthreaded Cores in Windows Task Manager

Is there any way in Windows 10 to show only CPU usage for full cores? It would be nice if Task Manager could do it, but another utility might be helpful as well. The reason is really a matter of ...
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Process management in TempleOS: listing and killing processes?

TempleOS has different processes, according to docs/Glossary.DD.Z, There is no distinction between task, process or thread. The Fs segment reg is kept pointing to the current task's CTask. There ...
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Windows 10 high CPU usage unless task manager is opened

A desktop gadget I am using indicates 100% CPU usage. But every time I open Task Manager to find the cause, it suddenly drops to 10-15%. If i close it, it spikes back to 100%. Also Command Prompt is ...
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MsMpEng.exe just ran alongside another process named “0day.exe” (or something similar) [duplicate]

OS: Win 7 x64 Ultimate Just after waking up my computer from sleep and hearing the HDD being accessed repeatedly a few hours later (disk access sounds, 2 seconds of silence, repeat for about 10 ...
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taskkill command only killing the file explorer opened using subprocess.Popen()

I have opened two instances of D:\akshit folder. One I opened manually using GUI. But the other one, I created with a script that calls subprocess.Popen(). Now whenever I write the following command, ...
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How to close an instance of file explorer using python?

I have 3 instances of File Explorer running on my system. In the task manager, there is only a single process_id assigned to explorer.exe So if i want to kill one particular instance of explorer ...
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Restore the original task manager after replacing it with the Sysinternals process explorer

After replacing the default Windows task manager with Sysinternals’ process explorer via the Options → Replace task manager menu, how do you undo that action, i.e. restore the original task manager? I’...
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What is 'Windows host process(Rundll32)' and why is it using so much CPU?

Why is this process using my CPU so much, what is it doing in the secret? And how to fix this? And I think it affects my other programs.
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Task Manager not showing mini graphs or tabs on the left - Windows 10 Spring 18 update

Today for the first time I see that the Task Manager is not showing the mini graphs (which allow me to switch the active graph) on the left side. They are just gone. Making the window extremely big ...
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Task Manager shows disk usage at 50% and 100% at the same time

While creating a dualboot VM (to test dual booting operating systems before doing it on a real machine), I looked at the Task Manager. This was the disk usage shown in the Overview tab. This was the ...
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Why would a single process in Google Chrome use over 2GB of RAM?

I noticed that my Task Manager icon in the taskbar showed high resource usage, so I opened it to find that a single Chrome process was using over 2GB of RAM*. By closing Chrome tabs one at a time, I ...
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Wrong values in Taskmanager, slow sysrem

recently I switched out my MSI G31TM-P35 mobo with a Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C. After the swicth my PC became slow and sluggish; longer boot times, laggy animations, long launch time for applications, etc....
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How to Clear Task Scheduler History with a script [duplicate]

I would like clear task scheduler history with a script, in particular I need: backup the history clear the history I have learned that is possible do it manually following below steps: Click Start,...
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How to open the 'Details' tab by default in Win10 Task Manager?

The title is self-explanatory. The 'Processes' tab is opened by default. How can I change it to the 'Details' tab?
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Why is Task Manager is showing lesser RAM than installed? [duplicate]

I was surprised to open Task Manager on my PC, as the RAM it was showing was 8GB, because actual RAM I installed was 16GB. I instantly opened up my cabinet and put both my 8GB RAMs into different ...
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System Interrupt - Start menu oftentimes does not work, task manager takes a few seconds to close

MOST IMPORTANTLY: I have been seeing "System Interrupts" in my task manager since this happened with a constant 1.3%. I don't believe I have ever seen it when I sort processes by cpu usage before. I ...