A journey to .Net

A wonderful tool named Process Explorer

Thursday, 29 April 2010 21:34 by mBerube
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This week, I had to fight a problem on my girl friend's PC. CPU was always running at 100% and the faulty process was svchost. Not really helpful when we know that it's a really generic program hosting many things in Windows. In that kind of situation, I use  Process Explorer, a free tool originally created by Sysinternals, that Microsoft have acquired. This tool give a lot more informations than task manager (like programme name, dll loaded, etc.) which help finding what's going wrong and fixing it. In my case, it was a buggy HP printer driver (is someone suprised ...)

There's some screenshot from TechNet website

In the Sysinternals tool box, there's many more useful programs to explore. Take some time to take a look.

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