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Windows 7: WIN7 Resource Monitor

17 Dec 2013   #1
BobFam

WIN7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
WIN7 Resource Monitor

I cannot open the Resource Monitor on my WIN7 64 bit system. I have never used it in the past so I don't know if it ever worked.

I have read one article that says it has to be enabled by a lot of playing around with the Registry. Is there any simple way to get it to work. My resmon.exe is in the SysWow64 folder and is Version 6.1.7600.16385 dated 7/13/09 and 101kb.

I have tried to run it from the Task Manager and also by trying it with Administrator rights directly on the .exe. The window opens and the menu shows up but the hour glass just keeps showing and nothing happens.

If I can't get it working is there any external program I can install that will do the same thing?

Thanks, regards, Bob.



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17 Dec 2013   #2
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Try this and see if it fixes things.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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17 Dec 2013   #3
BobFam

WIN7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi. OK. Thanks. It sounds really complicated. I think I'll try the verifyonly.

Regards, Bob.
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17 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's not complicated. Just run sfc /scannow in an elevated cmd - go to Start > All programs > Acessories > right click on Command Prompt > Run as Admin..
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18 Dec 2013   #5
BobFam

WIN7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi. Thanks for the info. It says it will change anything I have changed from default so I don't want to run it. I tried the Verifyonly and it gave me a strange screen that I don't understand. I did not run it. I'll try it again ASAP and make a screenshot so you can tell me what to do. I don't want to mess up my computer. All works well except the Resource Monitor. I saw on another site that the Resource Monitor had to be enabled. It went through a whole list of how to enable it. It mentioned several Registry entries that I don't have. Does it have to be enabled?
Thanks, Bob.
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18 Dec 2013   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

No, the Resource Monitor does not need to be enabled.

The SFC will not change stuff on your computer. That warning is for those that have installed custom files - like replacements for Windows (file) Explorer.

Feel free to repeat the verify only scan and post a screenshot per these instructions:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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18 Dec 2013   #7
BobFam

WIN7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi again. I finally got the sfc/verifyonly to work. Here's a screenshot. It says all is OK. Now what do I have to do to get the Resource Monitor working? Thanks for all your help. Regards, Bob.


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18 Dec 2013   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I know that you said that you attempted to launch the Resource Monitor from Task Manager, but please try that again like this:

Start Task Manager.
Select the tab named Processes.
Click on the button named "Show processes from all users".
Wait for Task Manager to close and open again.
Select the tab named Performance.
Click on the button named Resource Monitor...

Once Resource Monitor opens, let us know what you see...
...maybe via another screenshot.
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18 Dec 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are good - as far as SFC is concerned. But this story about enabling the Resource Monitor is a fake. I have never heard of such a thing. I assume you tried this in the Run box: %windir%\system32\perfmon.exe /res
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18 Dec 2013   #10
BobFam

WIN7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi. Thanks. Yes I have tried that. No matter how I run resmon.exe, even as Administrator, it does not work. I have tried it through Task Manager. running resmon.exe at the command prompt, running it directly from Windows, and your method with no success. I am running WIN7 64 bit. I have the resmon.exe in both my System32 and SysWow64 folders. They both are Version 6.1.7600.16385, 101kb. I have tried runnig both as Admin and get the same results-No Resmon. Bob.
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