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1answer
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How can the Private Bytes of a process be significantly less than its effect on the system commit charge?

On a 64-bit Windows Server 2003, I can see using taskmgr or process explorer that the total commit charge is around 3.5GB, yet when I sum the Private Bytes consumed by each process (by running pslist ...
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1answer
86 views

Closing Registry files with Process Explorer

I have a user account which needs to be renamed on a production server running Server 2003. The ntuser.dat and ntuser.dat.log files on a service account (not logged in at the moment) still have ...
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1answer
214 views

Windows Detailed Process Information

If I execute the following command via the command line:- wmplayer.exe /play "c:\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.VOB" Is there any way to get info for the running process from the system that also includes the ...
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3answers
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Logging Hardware Interrupts (IRQs) which are using 10-25% CPU

I have a server using 10-25% of the CPU time on Hardware Interrupts according to Process Explorer. How would I go about logging/diagnosing the cause of all these IRQ calls? The machine is virtual, ...
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8answers
814 views

Should you replace your task manager with process explorer? [closed]

We all know & love process explorer. The question is should it be used as the main task manager and replace Windows task manager (launched on CTRL-SHIFT-ESCAPE).
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1answer
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What is a Process Handle?

What is a process handle and what can we know about a running process through the "handle count" property in a task explorer?
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3answers
189 views

taskmanager alternatives

Other than Process Explorer and Process Hacker, what good task manager replacements exist?
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4answers
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Finegrained performance reporting on svchost.exe

This is something that's always bothered me, so I'll ask the Server Fault community. I love Process Explorer for keeping track of more than just the high-level tasks you get in the Task Manager. But ...