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    Task Manager List of Processes
    « on: January 28, 2011, 10:25:15 PM »
    Is it possible to make a copy of the items listed in the Task Manager?  I don't know what most of them are, and as there are 40 - 43 processes going on I was hoping to make an easy check list to find out.  Hand writing them is a drag.

    I have 3179 MB of memory available for the processes, and with just the task manager itself and this one browser window open, less than 550 MB of memory are being used.  My laptop overheats and snaps off and I'm trying to identify possible causes.  Does the abundance of tasks listed in the Task Manager seem to be an issue?

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    Re: Task Manager List of Processes
    « Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 10:27:33 PM »
    I have 83 processes running ATM...

    you can try start->run cmd /c tasklist > processes.txt&start notepad processes.txt

    to get a list of processes.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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    Re: Task Manager List of Processes
    « Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 10:25:52 AM »
    If your laptop overheats, it's surely not caused by a number of running processes.

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    Re: Task Manager List of Processes
    « Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 04:05:56 PM »
    Agreed...
    Checking processes is not gonna fix this issue...
       
     
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    Re: Task Manager List of Processes
    « Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 04:11:03 PM »
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      Re: Task Manager List of Processes
      « Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011, 07:54:10 PM »
      I have 83 processes running ATM...

      you can try start->run cmd /c tasklist > processes.txt&start notepad processes.txt

      to get a list of processes.

      Thanks!  Even if my problem turns out to have nothing to do with the Task Manager list, this is very helpful information.

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      Re: Task Manager List of Processes
      « Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 08:07:53 PM »
      There is absolutely no reason to play with processes.
      All processes come from two sources:
      1. startups (these, not processes, can be controlled and trimmed down).
      2. Windows processes (which better are left alone).

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        Re: Task Manager List of Processes
        « Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 08:26:11 PM »
        Well, here's my list, if anyone wants to offer further comment.  When a couple of these items bounce around rapidly in CPU usage - 50! 2! 4! 50! 24! 30! 2! 24! 50! and pop in and out of the list it makes me think something is trying to execute and not being able to and that's what causing overheating.

        Image Name                   PID Session Name     Session#    Mem Usage
        ========================= ====== ================ ======== ============
        System Idle Process               0 Console                 0         16 K
        System                            4 Console                 0        220 K
        smss.exe                           520 Console             0        408 K
        csrss.exe                          568 Console             0      4,544 K
        winlogon.exe                    592 Console             0      2,808 K
        services.exe                    636 Console             0      4,624 K
        lsass.exe                          648 Console             0      1,740 K
        svchost.exe                     812 Console             0      5,212 K
        svchost.exe                       860 Console             0      4,620 K
        MsMpEng.exe                     900 Console             0     63,652 K
        svchost.exe                     936 Console             0     25,752 K
        svchost.exe                       1016 Console           0      3,736 K
        svchost.exe                       1108 Console           0      3,988 K
        spoolsv.exe                       1476 Console           0      5,432 K
        svchost.exe                       1816 Console           0      3,868 K
        dllhost.exe                       1856 Console           0      6,368 K
        jqs.exe                           2032 Console           0      1,396 K
        McciCMService.exe               388 Console             0      4,104 K
        SeaPort.exe                     444 Console             0      8,684 K
        svchost.exe                     552 Console             0      4,276 K
        symlcsvc.exe                    612 Console             0        428 K
        WLIDSVC.EXE                     956 Console             0      9,364 K
        searchindexer.exe              1164 Console           0     16,348 K
        YahooAUService.exe             1552 Console           0      7,764 K
        WLIDSVCM.EXE                   2244 Console           0      2,188 K
        alg.exe                           2412 Console           0      3,712 K
        explorer.exe                      3664 Console           0     24,236 K
        MWSOEMON.EXE               4020 Console          0      2,484 K
        BJMYPRT.EXE                     280 Console             0      2,940 K
        OpWareSE4.exe                   264 Console             0      2,120 K
        mswinext.exe                    484 Console             0     50,716 K
        jusched.exe                    1040 Console           0      3,072 K
        realsched.exe                   284 Console             0        740 K
        msseces.exe                    1712 Console           0     10,252 K
        ctfmon.exe                     2064 Console           0      3,948 K
        GoogleCrashHandler.exe       132 Console              0        724 K
        LaunchU3.exe                   1600 Console            0      4,856 K
        WindowsSearch.exe              2572 Console            0     11,256 K
        WkCalRem.exe                   2656 Console            0      3,444 K
        chrome.exe                     3964 Console            0     63,684 K
        chrome.exe                     3268 Console            0     15,844 K
        chrome.exe                     2956 Console            0     31,972 K
        wmiprvse.exe                   2644 Console            0      6,180 K
        cmd.exe                            316 Console              0      2,724 K
        tasklist.exe                       272 Console              0      5,200 K

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        Re: Task Manager List of Processes
        « Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 08:35:54 PM »
        One more time - running processes have nothing to do with your laptop's overheating.
        In your report you don't list the most important column - CPU usage.

        Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
        Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
        Click on View > Select Colunms.
        In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
        Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
        Attach the file to your next reply.

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          Re: Task Manager List of Processes
          « Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 08:52:57 PM »
          CPU usage.

          Attach the file to your next reply.

          Let me know if the file actually got attached.

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          Re: Task Manager List of Processes
          « Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 08:56:46 PM »
          Your CPU usage is perfectly fine.
          System Idle Process    (CPU NOT used) is listed at 95.38%

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            Re: Task Manager List of Processes
            « Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 09:04:13 PM »
            Your CPU usage is perfectly fine.
            System Idle Process    (CPU NOT used) is listed at 95.38%

            Ok, the laptop has cool open air surrounding it, plenty of hard drive space for me to fiddle with my personal files, no conflicting anti virus programs, and the CPU isn't being overtaxed with processes, yet it still overheats and snaps off.  What should I test next?

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            Re: Task Manager List of Processes
            « Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 09:13:21 PM »
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            the CPU isn't being overtaxed with processes
            Well, I'm not sure in what language should I explain it better, so one more time in English - your CPU usage is fine!

            Download System Information for Windows (SIW free version)
            No installation required.

            After it scans your computer, navigate to Hardware>Sensors and post all info from there.


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              Re: Task Manager List of Processes
              « Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 10:36:22 PM »
              Well, I'm not sure in what language should I explain it better, so one more time in English - your CPU usage is fine!

              I would have gotten back to you sooner, but my computer overheated and snapped off.

              As you can see in my last reply:

              Ok, the laptop has cool open air surrounding it, plenty of hard drive space for me to fiddle with my personal files, no conflicting anti virus programs, and the CPU isn't being overtaxed with processes, yet it still overheats and snaps off.  What should I test next?

              I acknowledged, in English, that the CPU isn't the problem.

              As for SIW, I did install the free version, but I couldn't find any instructions for doing the actual scan.

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              Re: Task Manager List of Processes
              « Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 10:43:17 PM »
              Just double click on downloaded siw.exe file