Articles tagged: process explorer

How Do I Find Out What Program Is Using All My CPU?

How Do I Find Out What Program Is Using All My CPU?

Occasionally, one program uses all of your computer’s processing resources. Using Task Manager, it’s easy to figure out which program that is.

What program is displaying this window?

Use Process Explorer to identify windows or message boxes that appear without any obvious indicator of what program they’re from.

Resource Monitor Overview Tab

Monitoring Your System with Resource Monitor

Resource Monitor is a helpful little system resource examination tool that doesn’t get nearly the press it deserves. I’ll review what it can do.

Why, when I’m doing nothing at all, will my hard disk suddenly start thrashing?

Unexpected hard disk activity isn’t unusual. I’ll show you how to use a free monitoring tool to determine what program is causing it.