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The statistics in Windows Task Manager
opiston




msg:1569099
 9:39 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi all,
I am wondering what the statistics in Windows Task Managers are. (I know what cpu usage is, haha)
For example, PF usage and those 4 sections below PF usage.

Could any one explain this to me?

Thanks

Best Regards
opiston

 

Leosghost




msg:1569100
 9:55 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

You will learn a great deal here [sysinternals.com]and whilst there you can pick up a regmon which will save you much possible grief.

opiston




msg:1569101
 11:03 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi Leosghost,
Thank you for your help.
I just went to the website that you provided.
There are lots of useful posts that I can read up on, but do you know where the post that can answer my question?

Is Regmon just like a task manager? It seems like a great tool for monitoring processes. I will try it. thanks

Best Regards
Opiston

Leosghost




msg:1569102
 11:21 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

no ..regmon tells you when something is trying to change your system.( it monitors your registry ).read extensively around the site and you will learn much about taskmanager and what is running and what it tells you ..( each system / computor does not have exactly the same things running as another ) ..however as those guys teach 'doze to the geeks at redmond they are the place to learn ..there are many pages inside the site dealing with specific items in taskmanager and some insights into how ( for example in the sony rootkit item in the site ) one can tell what is doing what in ones system with taskmanager as the start point ..

bill




msg:1569103
 12:41 am on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

The Microsoft site has some good basic info on this as well. For instance, this guide should cover the basics for you: Microsoft Windows XP - Task Manager overview [microsoft.com] It links to pages that explain PF Usage:

PF Usage

The amount of paging file being used by the system. If your computer is running near the maximum, you can increase the page file size.

The page [microsoft.com] goes on to explain the rest:

  • Page File Usage History
  • Totals
  • Commit Charge (K)
  • Physical Memory (K)
  • Kernel Memory (K)

Leosghost




msg:1569104
 12:55 am on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

You can also kill your XpPro ( like never get out of the boot cycle ..never get past halfway into checkdisk before it goes beep again and again and again and... )if you mess with the page file size at the point that your power source decides to get a little wiggy ..been there done that ..the resultant mess is sitting about 1.5 meters from me ..some ram is also sulking at me in the same box ..

bill ..likes 'doze he even uses fr*ntp*ge ( ick , ick ..cleans keyboard ..wrote nasty word ..ick!..

I wouldn't mess with page file on a first date with the workings of XP ..XP is "cute" :( ..if it aint broke don't try to fix it ..if it is broke it usually wont let you ..I have shelves to put up and dogs to walk before I try to get it to at least let me run in "safe" again ..all "restore points" are gone ..robust code?..HAH!

opiston




msg:1569105
 2:38 am on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

The Microsoft site has some good basic info on this as well. For instance, this guide should cover the basics for you:

Hi Bill,
Sorry for replying so late. I was moving yesterday.
Thanks for helping, this is what I wanted to know.

You can also kill your XpPro ( like never get out of the boot cycle ..never get past halfway into checkdisk before it goes beep again and again and again and... )

Hi Leosghost,
I only know this beeping sound happens when my RAM has problem or it's not compatible with my motherboard.

Hmm, did you mean that you can changed the page file size? I thought OS decides the PF size according to how much ram you have.

Again, thanks for helping

Best Regards
Opiston

bill




msg:1569106
 4:16 am on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hmm, did you mean that you can changed the page file size? I thought OS decides the PF size according to how much ram you have.

Sure, you can change that if you like. MS has instructions here: Microsoft Windows XP - Change the size of the virtual memory [microsoft.com].

Leosghost




msg:1569107
 12:30 pm on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

this beeping sound happens when my RAM has problem or it's not compatible with my motherboard.

Yes ..usually indicates ram problem ..due to missmatch of two manufacturers ram boards ..or they are for different speeds or one is wiggy or almost whatever ..

ram should always be matched if possible 2 x 256 or 2 x 512 etc..

but XP will make your box make this noise for many other reasons ..such as faulty power supply ..fan motor dying ..Cpu overheating ..grannies birthday ..sunspots ..lutins :)

opiston




msg:1569108
 3:20 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)


Sure, you can change that if you like. MS has instructions here: Microsoft Windows XP - Change the size of the virtual memory.

Ahhh, that's something new I learned.
Tanks for sharing with me.


grannies birthday ..sunspots ..lutins :)

Hahaha, funny funny =D

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