Q. How can I tell what is running while the machine is on?
Can you please answer me a question? I am running XP. I frequently go into Task Manager to monitor my PC performance. How can I tell what is running while the machine is on? Of course I can see the file names of things that are running but some are very vague about what it is? How do I get specific information on what is the file name that is eating up processing space while viewing Task Manager?
I recommend that you download and install a very useful tool that I use
everyday. It is called Process Explorer from Sysinternals. This program can
act as a replacement to Task Manager and it includes a bunch of functionality
that is not included with Task Manager. One of the things that it does that
Task Manager doesn't is to give you a full path to the processes that are
running. Also, if you hover the mouse over one of the processes, you get a
little bit of information about the process.
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