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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:44 AM

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Windows Task Manager: A Troubleshooting Tool
Slow PC problems? Don't be so quick to reboot--you might be able to cure what ails you with some Windows Task Manager tricks. Here's how.

By Tony Bradley, PCWorld Apr 7, 2011 3:18 am

Hold on. Don't just reboot your Windows 7 PC. I realize that rebooting is the go-to solution when a program won't shut down, or the system starts dragging or acting wonky, but there is another way. The Task Manager is a powerful tool for troubleshooting and resolving issues in Windows 7.

Task Manager lets you view the programs, processes, and services currently running on the PC. You can use Task Manager to monitor your computer's performance, and to close a program that is not responding, view network status, and see which users are connected to the PC.

You can have many applications open at once in Windows 7--limited only by the available memory and processor capacity of the PC. But what you see is a little like watching a duck on a pond. On the surface it seems to calmly glide along, while under the water its feet are furiously paddling away. Generally, Windows does an awesome job of prioritizing and managing all of the underlying processes and services, but every so often something goes awry. That is when you need to dive into Task Manager.

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