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Windows 2012 Task Manager vs Process Explorer, different CPU usage, why?

We have a server with 4 Intel Xeon E5-4617 (6-core) CPUs. We are using it as a database server. Windows 2012 task manager shows no cpu usage in 2 processors. Process Explorer shows CPU usage in all ...
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How to Determine What Files are being Used by Program

I am running a application on my server. The users connect to this application using a BDE SQL connector. The application uses a "runtime" to run on client PC's. The "runtime" files are located in ...
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PHP / IIS High CPU + Recursive Process

I just uploaded and ran a PHP file that would output the user that PHP is running as, however, the process started to eat up all of the CPU. I had a look in Process Explorer and it appeared that PHP ...
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Why does Process Explorer cause highly targeted failure of some applications / basic UI functions in a high-power EC2 Windows instance?

Update: I have determined that Process Explorer itself - the program I am using to debug a performance issue - seems to be the cause of the issue. See note, with updated question, at end. I am ...
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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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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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How do I determine what taskhost.exe is doing?

Once or twice a week taskhost.exe slows my computer to a halt! It takes up 25% of my CPU power (ie. 1 processor). I can't kill it an have no idea what it is doing. I imagine that its some kind of ...
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explorer.exe eating all CPU, how to to detect culprit?

Windows 7 64bit. I am using ProcessExplorer from Sysinternals, and it says, that the offending call is ntdll.dll!RtlValidateHeap+0x170 however, the call stack towards the entry is always ...
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Determine which device(s) cause(s) high CPU via interupts in Process Explorer

I have a Windows 2003 server that occasionally hangs. When it hangs, I can still use it through the console, but externally, it is completely unresponsive. It won't even respond to pings. However, ...
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Fox Pro Database File Locked by Shadow Copy?

I'm using Process Explorer to determine what process has a lock on a particular Fox Pro Database file in windows. It's telling me that System has a lock on it. When I go to kill the "System" ...
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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 ...
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Listing TCP/UDP process from an organically grown application

I've been asked to compile a list of TCP/UDP and ports they use for the collection of application that comprise our product for a client who wants the information for their firewall. So I fired up ...
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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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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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Processes show overflowing Virtual Size

I have two virtual machines where all the processes exhibit the following behaviour: http://i.stack.imgur.com/oMaAZ.png The screenshot is from Process Explorer and for each process the numbers are ...
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On Windows Server 2008, how to troubleshoot IIS hang when CPU, Disk IO are normal?

Can someone recommend a good strategy for troubleshooting IIS that is hanging on Windows 2008? Normally, I check the following in Process Explorer: CPU Disk I/O Context Switch Delta However, in ...
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Auto start a program (and run under other account) on user logon

I really like Mark Russinovich's Process Explorer so I'm always running it. I would like to automate this task of manually starting this process up every time I logon. But I want this program to run ...
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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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How to launch Process Explorer

I installed sys internals utility called process explorer. I am not able to see utility. Where I need to go to run process explorer? I need help.
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No desktop after power outage

My company supports two servers overseas and there was a power outage over the weekend. The outage lasted for about 20 minutes so the UPS's couldn't hold the charge. When one of the servers came back ...
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Comparison between htop and top

Here is a screenshot of top and htop running at the same moment on same host (both sorted by cpu usage). Why does top show only few of php-cgi and mysqld processes while htop shows them all (according ...
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taskmanager alternatives

Other than Process Explorer and Process Hacker, what good task manager replacements exist?
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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?