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Managing Resources


There are a number of things that can cause your computer or server to run slowly, here are a few tips and tricks for getting to the bottom of what's going on:


  • Open the task manager and check out the Performance tab.
  • Click on the Resource Monitor button 
    • this gives much more detailed information, including information on services that are eating resources, which don't show through the task manager's Performance tab


From here you can see what's going on and what's eating all of your resources. You can kill processes from the task manager and you can kill services from the services window, but what if you can't...

There are a number of services that won't let you kill them form the services window, which would ordinarily leave you stuck (a recent example I came across was Tomcat) so here we'll need to use a command prompt with administrator privilages! and can use one of the following methods:


  • Here's the log way round:
    • First grab the numeric pid value
    • Take the pid value and then enter the following
      • taskkill /pid pid /f
        • taskkill /pid 1798 /f
  • Or simply use:







Created by JBaker. Last Modification: Tuesday December 17, 2019 10:20:26 GMT by JBaker.