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When i open task manager the processes tab is just plane grey and does not show anything. Do you no what the problem is and how i could fix it?
Hmm unfortunately, I have the exact same problem, any fix ?
I have seen reference to it only as the result of a virus; SdBot. My advice: update the virus signatures and scan again. ALSO, I *only* saw reference to this from Sophos.com - I would hope the other virus folks have this one, but if not, perhaps Sohpos is worth a check. (I'd be interested in hearing the results.)
On my wife's Sony laptop (PCG-GRZ610) whenever I open task manager (Windows XP), by whatever methor, I get only a single unlabled pane (not even the blue label and red X at the top) with applications running, and no tabs to allow you to see processes running.
I've never seen this behavior on an XP machine.
This article might help: http://ask-leo.com/why_does_task_manager_suddenly_have_no_menu_or_tabs.html
I would like to find out how to interrogate the
list of 'programs running' from within a C or Basic program. This way I could determine, for example, whether PRFILE32.exe had already been launched or needed launching. This would not be a problem for programs that only allowed a single instance of themselves to be active.
Dear sir ,
I am facing a problem in slow opeartion of the system in WIN 2000 and its fast in WIN XP... i have deleted all temp files as well recycle bin,,,, can you help me out
how do i know what is supposed to be running on my computer
I have installed procexp form sysinternals and I use the Windows Task-Manager frequently. However I am a little unsure about what exactly are the several columns concerning memory for the processes telling.
How can I determine the overall memory that a process consumes? Do I have to add colums together?
In procexp there is a Virtual Size colum that seems not to correspond to any colum in taskmanager. It shows very large values. And the worst: Nowhere on the net could I find a detailed explanation for both programs.
Can you help?
Memory Management is so complex these days, there's no simple answer anymore to "how much memory is it using".
In process explorer I use "Working Set" as a measure of how much physical memory the process is currently using, and "Virtual Size" the total amount of memory that the process is using, both real and virtual.
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