One of the biggest problems in windows is that there are so many utilities to choose from when you are trying to track resources. There are some useful features of Resource monitor and Task Manager through which you can monitor your PC.
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To open task manager click CTRL+ALT+DEL and then select task manager from the list or to directly open task manager click CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Following window will be opened:
If you double-click on the left-hand side of the window, where all the little graphs are, Task Manager will minimize down into a great little system monitor.
If you double-click on the right side then you can maximize the particular graph that you are looking at, as shown in the below screenshot.
It shows resource usage over time of your applications whether they are running or not. It is very useful in troubleshooting something that has been happened.
You can also see the history of all processes just go to options> Show history for all processes and then you will be able to see everything including regular windows apps.
You can easily check what is slowing down your system boot time and then you can manage the startup folder accordingly.
Always Wait Chain
When you will right click on the detail view, then it will allow you to see what processes are waiting for a user that is being used by another process.
If you have any application hanging for some reason you can analyze it through wait chain.
If you are not satisfied with task manager then you can turn to resource monitor which is the best way to track all these things in a simple way.
To open resource monitor type “resource monitor” in the start menu.
The resource monitor window has graphs on the right side and columns on the left side as shown below.
If you want to really dive in, you can use the checkboxes to the left of the list to select a process, and then everything else in the interface will show the resource usage only for that process.
The CPU tab gives you a better view of just the CPU usage and contains a really useful feature – the Handle Search.
Essentially, if a process has a file or folder locked, and you aren’t sure which process it is, you can pop the name of the file into the search box and then figure it out. You could also choose to end the process from here if you want to, though closing that application the normal way so you don’t lose any data.
The Memory tab gives you an extra view that shows you a bar graph with memory usage. It also gives you a tiny graph that shows the used physical memory in percentage.
Hence, resource monitor has, even more, multiple functions as well and with this, you can easily monitor your PC.
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