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Windows 7: Respoure Monitor -not running?

02 Jan 2015   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
Respoure Monitor -not running?

Hello the Forum, I have had my system up perhaps 12 weeks, new to win 7, being a grouchy XP luddite.
Had been scavenging stuff off my older system's hard disks (no longer bootable. Also wading thru W7, wishing I would have moved sooner.

Well, resmon.exe do not work. First time I tried it was from w task manager, it does :start" by producing the box and top lettering. That's it. Still see through it onto what's underneath. And! I am not using Aero features, no semi transparency features' any where else.

I have also began resmon.exe by typing in from the start menu.

Anyone else have this issue?


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03 Jan 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

What I do is when you type in resmon.exe Drag and Drop to Desktop or Taskbar and you should have a icon you can use to open it.

Or you can right tick on it and select Send To and then select to send it to the Desktop. (create a shortcut).
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05 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Have you been "tuning" Windows 7 like you did XP? If so that is probably the reason. Go back and start turning on the stuff you stopped a few at a time until you find the cause.

Otherwise, try running sfc /scannow from a Elevated Command Prompt.
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05 Jan 2015   #4

Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Hello, thanks for the responses.

I must have been very tired when I wrote the post. First, I can get resmon.exe to run, every time. I can start it with the RESOURCE BUTTON in Task Manager - Performance. I can also start it from the command prompt. When running, it shows up in Task Manager Applications list. I can close resmon.exe, no problem. It disappears from the Task Manager Applications list. When running, I can view it in the process tab in TASK MANGER. it shows up there as perfmon.exe

So, this is what I see when it runs. I see the outline of the Resource Monitor window. I also see the top line with an Icon at left and the title Resource Monitor. On the right of this line, I have the three boxes; minimize, maximize, and close. Those buttons do work. On the second line I see the File, Monitor and help drop down box key words. The three items in the Monitor column do nothing. I can open help. But the rest of the window, the major area for whatever it is supposed to display never fills in. Not even a blank screen. What was on the desktop behind it (before running resmon.exe) is still displayed in the resmon.exe window. If I drag the resmon.exe window, the "copied" contents in the window move with the resmon.exe window.

Just doesn't seem to be part of Windows normal was of working.

I have not turned any services off. Yet. And will do it slowly.

Again, any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Ztruker - I did run sfr /scannow as you have suggested. It takes awhile. It finished with no problems found.
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06 Jan 2015   #5

Dual Boot Win 8.1 x64; Win 7 SP1 x64

Hi BrassCat,

Congratulations for upgrading. Win 7 will be good to you. After a while I grew to appreciate Win 7, and now I much prefer it to XP. I suspect that will likely be your experience, once you get the hang of how things are done in Win 7, and you let go of trying to run 7 like XP. I was guilty of that for such a long time.

Can you download and install Process Hacker from here:

Downloads - Process Hacker

and let me know if it has any problems displaying System Info.

Also, right click the taskbar, click [Start Task Manager] and then click the [Performance] Tab.

Does it display the information you're looking for?

Also, can you post a screenshot of your Resource Monitor so we can see what you're seeing?
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07 Jan 2015   #6

Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Hello Platypus Knight,

Process Hacker runs fine. Nonetheless, something remains wrong in that I can not run resmon. I hope I post the screen shots correctly. Interesting, screen capture grabs both monitors. You can see thru the body of resmon, to the desktop. Resmon grabs the desktop, it's image in resmon follows the resmon window.

well, it did not post the screen shot, I'll try again.

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09 Jan 2015   #7

Dual Boot Win 8.1 x64; Win 7 SP1 x64

The only thing I notice is that you have Aero disabled, or you've otherwise altered Win 7's visual style. I wonder if that contributes.
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09 Jan 2015   #8

Dual Boot Win 8.1 x64; Win 7 SP1 x64

When was the last time you did a Windows Update?
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09 Jan 2015   #9

Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Hello Platypus. Yes, I turned Aero off, but it is a collect of display styles. I have not turned any services off. I have all windows 7 updates installed, as they are issued. I continue to explore 7 and iron out issues as I find them. This one persists, but is not a high priority.


ps: does not seem to be a common problem.
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09 Jan 2015   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Right click your desktop. Choose "personalize". Then click "display" in the lower left of the window that opens. Are you shown as using smaller, medium, larger, or custom text size? I have known a custom size to cause a similar problem.

Do you have KB 2670838 Windows update installed? It's related to Internet Explorer, which I don't use. I found that it caused Resource Monitor display problems, so I uninstalled that update and the problem went away.
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