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Recall the items you’ve changed recently and you can better pinpoint problems and devise solutions. Use this list as a starting place:</p>\n<ul>\n<li>Restart Windows to cure common ills. Sometimes, just signing out of Windows and signing back in can fix the problem.</li>\n<li>Rarely do you need to reinstall Windows. Use System File Checker in Safe mode to repair damage to Windows. Reinstall only after an unrecoverable disaster.</li>\n<li>When your computer is more than five years old, the problem is most likely the computer itself. Buy a new one.</li>\n<li>The best hardware upgrades are memory and storage, in that order. If the system needs a new processor, it’s better just to buy a new PC.</li>\n<li><a href=\"//dummies-wp-admin.coursofppt.com/computers/pcs/select-folders-backup-pc/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Back up</a>. Back up. 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When in doubt, phone the business claiming to send the message, to confirm that it’s legitimate.</li>\n<li>Don’t download unknown software from the internet.</li>\n<li>Do pay attention to the prompts when downloading software, to ensure that you’re not automatically installing shopping buddies, toolbars, or alternative search engines.</li>\n<li>Do update your wireless router’s settings upon initial configuration.</li>\n<li>Do remember that “stuff” happens.</li>\n<li>Don’t blame yourself when the computer crashes.</li>\n</ul>\n"}],"videoInfo":{"videoId":null,"name":null,"accountId":null,"playerId":null,"thumbnailUrl":null,"description":null,"uploadDate":null}},"sponsorship":{"sponsorshipPage":false,"backgroundImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"brandingLine":"","brandingLink":"","brandingLogo":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"sponsorAd":"","sponsorEbookTitle":"","sponsorEbookLink":"","sponsorEbookImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0}},"primaryLearningPath":"Solve","lifeExpectancy":"One year","lifeExpectancySetFrom":"2023-02-18T00:00:00+00:00","dummiesForKids":"no","sponsoredContent":"no","adInfo":"","adPairKey":[]},"status":"publish","visibility":"public","articleId":208602},{"headers":{"creationTime":"2017-03-26T19:44:34+00:00","modifiedTime":"2022-11-02T18:01:03+00:00","timestamp":"2023-09-14T18:18:44+00:00"},"data":{"breadcrumbs":[{"name":"Technology","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33512"},"slug":"technology","categoryId":33512},{"name":"Computers","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33513"},"slug":"computers","categoryId":33513},{"name":"PCs","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33536"},"slug":"pcs","categoryId":33536}],"title":"How to Search for Files from the DOS Command Prompt","strippedTitle":"how to search for files from the dos command prompt","slug":"how-to-search-for-files-from-the-dos-command-prompt","canonicalUrl":"","快速搜指数擎简化":{"metaDescription":"Searching for files using the DOS Command Prompt may be tedious but it's a reliable way of scanning the entire hard drive!","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"By opening a command prompt window, you can search for files that Windows truly doesn’t want you to know are there. It’s a little technical, but when you really, <i>really</i> need to find a file, the method described in the following steps does the job:\r\n<ol class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li style=\"list-style-type: none;\">\r\n<ol class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">From the Start menu, search for and open the Command Prompt.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Type <b>CD</b>, a space, and then the backslash character.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<pre class=\"code\">CD /</pre>\r\n<ol class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Press Enter. This command propels you to the root directory (folder) on the main hard drive.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Type DIR and a space.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Type the name of the file you’re looking for.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">For example, if you’re looking for the file <span class=\"code\">secret.doc</span>, type <b>secret.doc</b>. You can type upper- or lowercase letters.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">When you don’t know the full name, replace the part you don’t know with an asterisk (which is a <i>wildcard</i>). For example, you type <span class=\"code\">secret*</span> to search for all files beginning with the word <i>secret.</i></p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">Don’t type any spaces. If you must type a space, use the <span class=\"code\">?</span> (question mark) character instead.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Type another space and then /S, a space, and /P.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The complete command line to look for the file <span class=\"code\">secret.doc </span>appears like this:</p>\r\n\r\n<pre class=\"code\">dir secret.doc /s /p</pre>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The <span class=\"code\">/s</span> option directs a search of all folders on the hard drive; the <span class=\"code\">/p</span> option pauses the display after each screen of text. Double-check everything!<img class=\"alignnone size-full wp-image-289282\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/CommandPrompt.png\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"391\" /></p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Press the Enter key.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The results display one screen at a time.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Peruse the screen full of results.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">If you find a file that matches, you can open a Windows Explorer window to display the file’s folder.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">Press Win+E to open a Windows Explorer window.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The pathname is found above the filename in the results. The pathname reads similar to this line:</p>\r\n\r\n<pre class=\"code\">&lt;span class=\"code\"&gt;Directory of C:UsersDangDocumentsForgotten&lt;/span&gt;</pre>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">If the file isn’t found, press Enter to see the next screen (if necessary).</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The prompt reads <span class=\"code\">Press any key to continue</span>, but the Enter key is the “any key.” Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to review the results.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Type the EXIT command to close the Command Prompt window when you’re done.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p class=\"Tip\">Yes, this method is not only technical — it’s tedious. But the DIR command does a thorough job of scouring the entire hard drive. Sometimes you may want to use it just to confirm that a file <i>doesn’t</i> exist.</p>","description":"By opening a command prompt window, you can search for files that Windows truly doesn’t want you to know are there. 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You can type upper- or lowercase letters.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">When you don’t know the full name, replace the part you don’t know with an asterisk (which is a <i>wildcard</i>). For example, you type <span class=\"code\">secret*</span> to search for all files beginning with the word <i>secret.</i></p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">Don’t type any spaces. If you must type a space, use the <span class=\"code\">?</span> (question mark) character instead.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Type another space and then /S, a space, and /P.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The complete command line to look for the file <span class=\"code\">secret.doc </span>appears like this:</p>\r\n\r\n<pre class=\"code\">dir secret.doc /s /p</pre>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The <span class=\"code\">/s</span> option directs a search of all folders on the hard drive; the <span class=\"code\">/p</span> option pauses the display after each screen of text. Double-check everything!<img class=\"alignnone size-full wp-image-289282\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/CommandPrompt.png\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"391\" /></p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Press the Enter key.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The results display one screen at a time.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Peruse the screen full of results.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">If you find a file that matches, you can open a Windows Explorer window to display the file’s folder.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">Press Win+E to open a Windows Explorer window.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The pathname is found above the filename in the results. The pathname reads similar to this line:</p>\r\n\r\n<pre class=\"code\">&lt;span class=\"code\"&gt;Directory of C:UsersDangDocumentsForgotten&lt;/span&gt;</pre>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">If the file isn’t found, press Enter to see the next screen (if necessary).</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The prompt reads <span class=\"code\">Press any key to continue</span>, but the Enter key is the “any key.” Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to review the results.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Type the EXIT command to close the Command Prompt window when you’re done.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p class=\"Tip\">Yes, this method is not only technical — it’s tedious. But the DIR command does a thorough job of scouring the entire hard drive. 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Follow this simple step-by-step guide to help you.","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"To make the unallocated portion of a hard drive useful, you must create a new volume, one that’s recognized by Windows. You can create three types of volumes:\r\n\r\n<b>Simple:</b> This typical hard drive is the type that most PC users have in Windows. If you’re shrinking a volume to create a new logical drive, such as a new drive F (or something), this option is the one you want.\r\n\r\n<b>Spanned:</b> A spanned volume combines two or more unallocated volumes, even on separate physical hard drives, creating a new drive. The new drive combines all the space of the various unallocated volumes into a single volume.\r\n\r\n<b>Striped:</b> Striped volumes are used to improve disk performance by spreading information between multiple disks. The net result is that several drives are used to quickly access information, which makes all disk operations faster. You need two or more unallocated chunks of disk space to set up a striped volume.\r\n<p class=\"Tip\">If you’re using the new volume to install another operating system on the PC, do not create another volume in Windows. Just leave the volume unallocated and let the other operating system’s installation program do its thing with the drive.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Using Disk Management to allocate space</h2>\r\nTo allocate the unallocated space as a usable hard drive in Windows, follow these steps:\r\n<ol class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Open the Disk Management console.</p>\r\n\r\n<ol class=\"level-two\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Open the Control Panel.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Open the Administrative Tools window.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">In Windows 7 and 10, choose System and Security and then choose Administrative Tools.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">In Windows Vista, choose System and Maintenance and then choose Administrative Tools.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">In Windows XP, open the Administrative Tools icon.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Open the Computer Management icon.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">In Vista, click Continue or type the administrator’s password.</p>\r\n<img src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/296073.image0.jpg\" alt=\"image0.jpg\" width=\"535\" height=\"321\" /></li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Choose Disk Management.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Right-click the unallocated volume.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Choose New Simple Volume from the shortcut menu.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The New Simple Volume Wizard appears.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Click the Next button.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Set the size of the new volume by using the Simple Volume Size in the MB text box.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The size is already preset to equal the entire disk capacity, which is recommended. If you need to set it to a smaller size, do so. The remaining space on the drive continues to be unallocated.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Click the Next button.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">Windows lets you assign the drive a letter, or you can mount the drive on an NTFS volume as a folder. Or, you can do neither, depending on how you fill in the wizard.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">(Optional) Choose a letter for the new volume.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">My advice is to use the letter that’s provided.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Click the Next button.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Ensure the option Format This Volume with the Following Settings is chosen.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Ensure that the NTFS format is chosen.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Click the Next button.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Click the Finish button to create the new volume.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">Windows prepares the disk by formatting it, laying down the tracks (or parking spaces) for the files. The amount of time taken to complete the operation depends on the size of the volume. Larger disk drives take longer to format.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The display in the Disk Management console shows the drive being formatted; you can watch its progress in the Status column at the top center of the window. The drive isn’t assigned its new letter until after it’s formatted.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">When the operation is complete, you can close the Disk Management console.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nThe newly created disk drive appears in the Computer window. It’s immediately available for use.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">The new volume may have less capacity than anticipated. The missing bytes are overhead, used by the formatting process.</p>","description":"To make the unallocated portion of a hard drive useful, you must create a new volume, one that’s recognized by Windows. You can create three types of volumes:\r\n\r\n<b>Simple:</b> This typical hard drive is the type that most PC users have in Windows. If you’re shrinking a volume to create a new logical drive, such as a new drive F (or something), this option is the one you want.\r\n\r\n<b>Spanned:</b> A spanned volume combines two or more unallocated volumes, even on separate physical hard drives, creating a new drive. The new drive combines all the space of the various unallocated volumes into a single volume.\r\n\r\n<b>Striped:</b> Striped volumes are used to improve disk performance by spreading information between multiple disks. The net result is that several drives are used to quickly access information, which makes all disk operations faster. You need two or more unallocated chunks of disk space to set up a striped volume.\r\n<p class=\"Tip\">If you’re using the new volume to install another operating system on the PC, do not create another volume in Windows. 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Follow these steps:\r\n<ol class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>Open the Windows Start Menu to search for and open the Control Panel.<img class=\"alignnone size-full wp-image-289269\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/ControlPanel.png\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"341\" /></li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Choose Hardware and Sound, and then choose Device Manager.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">In Windows 10, the Device Manager link can also be found beneath the Devices and Printers heading.<img class=\"alignnone size-full wp-image-289270\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/DeviceManager.png\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"462\" /></p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Look for a Bluetooth drop-down menu in the list.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">If any items are listed here, your PC has Bluetooth hardware installed, and you can safely assume that the software has been set up as well.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Close the various windows you opened.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Adding a Bluetooth device</h2>\r\nBluetooth software is typically supplied by Windows or whatever installation drive came with the hardware, so you shouldn't have to worry about setting that up too often. 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Unfortunately, not all PCs arrive Bluetooth-ready right out of the box, especially older models.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If your PC didn’t come with Bluetooth hardware installed, you can easily add some by purchasing a Bluetooth USB dongle.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Using Device Manager to find Bluetooth hardware</h2>\r\nTo determine whether your Windows PC has Bluetooth hardware, check Device Manager. Follow these steps:\r\n<ol class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>Open the Windows Start Menu to search for and open the Control Panel.<img class=\"alignnone size-full wp-image-289269\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/ControlPanel.png\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"341\" /></li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Choose Hardware and Sound, and then choose Device Manager.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">In Windows 10, the Device Manager link can also be found beneath the Devices and Printers heading.<img class=\"alignnone size-full wp-image-289270\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/DeviceManager.png\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"462\" /></p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Look for a Bluetooth drop-down menu in the list.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">If any items are listed here, your PC has Bluetooth hardware installed, and you can safely assume that the software has been set up as well.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Close the various windows you opened.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Adding a Bluetooth device</h2>\r\nBluetooth software is typically supplied by Windows or whatever installation drive came with the hardware, so you shouldn't have to worry about setting that up too often. 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When the battery lamp is lit but the AC lamp remains dark, the AC power brick might be dead or the AC power from the wall might be messed up or you might have a connection issue.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Testing the hardware</h2>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">If you consider yourself to be technically proficient, you can try testing some hardware. For example, if the laptop has removable disk drives, check to ensure that they’re properly connected: With the laptop’s power off, take out the drives and put them back in again. Ditto for the PC’s memory card: Turn off the laptop, remove the memory, and then put the memory back.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Laptops don’t start when they’re broken. I’m not being flip, either: Laptop hardware can fail. Failed electronics are covered by most laptop warranties. 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Resources include processing power, storage, and other hardware capabilities. The amount of performance you squeeze ou","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"PC performance and resources are related. Resources include processing power, storage, and other hardware capabilities. The amount of performance you squeeze out of a computer directly relates to the resources available. You may not be able to swap out hardware, but you can do what it takes to eke out the best possible performance from the hardware your PC currently has.\r\n\r\nThe tools Windows offers to monitor performance and resources are:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>The Performance Monitor</li>\r\n \t<li>The Performance tab in the Task Manager window</li>\r\n \t<li>The Resource Monitor</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nThese tools demonstrate that Microsoft has an uncanny knack of not assigning tools unique and descriptive names. All these utilities do basically the same thing: Present charts and graphs illustrating how resources inside the computer are used. Each has differing degrees of complexity, and some are better suited for specific tasks.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Of all the tools, the Performance Monitor is the oldest, introduced for Windows NT back in the 1990s. It's also the most complex of the trio.</li>\r\n \t<li>The Resource Monitor was introduced with Windows Vista. It's the most useful of the tools, especially for tracking down issues with specific programs.</li>\r\n \t<li>The Task Manager's Performance tab once dwelled in the System Configuration Utility (MSCONFIG) window. It's a bit friendlier than the Performance Monitor—plus, it's easier to access.</li>\r\n \t<li>Yes, overlap exists between all three tools. You don't have to use them all.</li>\r\n \t<li>Performance and resources play a role in <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/computers/pcs/hardware/troubleshooting-maintaining-your-pc-all-in-one-for-dummies-cheat-sheet/\">troubleshooting</a> with regard to software. For example, a bug may cause a program to consume more and more resources over time. Known as a <em>memory leak,</em> it's easy to spot such a program based on how it's using resources and how the PC's performance degrades over time.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nTo measure the PC’s performance, or how well it’s utilizing available resources, you summon a tool called the Performance Monitor. You can also check PC performance from the Task Manager, though the Performance Monitor is more thorough in its presentation.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" ><a name=\"_Toc59383096\"></a><a name=\"_Toc59396810\"></a>The Performance Monitor</h2>\r\nThe Performance Monitor console is the most sophisticated of the Windows resource graphing tools. It’s also the most difficult to use, probably due to its origin as a Windows NT program.\r\n\r\nTo bring up the Performance Monitor console window, use these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li><strong> Tap the Windows key on the keyboard.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Type</strong> performance<strong>.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Choose the Performance Monitor app from the list of search results. </strong>The Performance Monitor appears in a console window.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong> From the left side of the console window, choose Performance Monitor. </strong>This item is located in the Monitoring Tools folder, as illustrated here.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_284827\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-284827\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/troubleshooting-performance-monitor.jpg\" alt=\"The Performance Monitor.\" width=\"556\" height=\"497\" /> The Performance Monitor.[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Performance Monitor window is rather barren at first; you need to add items to the monitor to view the graph, especially one as detailed as the one shown.\r\n\r\nTo add an item, click the Add (green plus) button. In the Add Counters dialog box, click to select a counter and then click the Add>> button. Click OK to view the results.\r\n\r\nThe display in the Performance Monitor can get rather hectic, which makes it my least favorite monitoring tool. Still, it offers plenty of details. If you need to get specific in monitoring an activity, this is the tool to use.\r\n\r\nFor example, to monitor network traffic, add the Network Adapter counter to the display. Choose a specific counter to monitor by unchecking the other counters. For example, uncheck everything but Bytes Received to check on incoming network traffic.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>To clean up the display, select a counter and click the X (Cancel) button. You can Shift+click to select multiple counters and remove them all at once.</li>\r\n \t<li>The difference between removing a counter and unchecking it is that you can more easily recheck a counter to again review its status.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" ><a name=\"_Toc59383097\"></a><a name=\"_Toc59396811\"></a>The Performance tab</h2>\r\nThe easiest monitoring tool to use is found in the Task Manager window. To view this item, follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li><strong> Press Ctrl+Esc to bring up the Task Manager window.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Click the Performance tab. </strong>The Performance tab is illustrated here.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_284826\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-284826\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/troubleshoot-task-manager-performance.jpg\" alt=\"The Task Manager’s Performance tab.\" width=\"556\" height=\"574\" /> The Task Manager’s Performance tab.[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Performance tab lists key resources as thumbnails on the left side of the window. In the preceding figure, you see entries for the CPU, memory, mass storage devices, the network, and the graphics processing unit (GPU) with more items in a scrolling list.\r\n\r\nTo view a different category’s performance graph, choose its thumbnail from the left side of the window. The graph changes over time, scrolling from right to left. The higher the line on the graph, the more the chosen resource is in use or being consumed.\r\n\r\nThe CPU meter tells you how much processing horsepower is in use. In the preceding figure, the values are low until a spike happens. The low values indicate that Windows isn’t doing much; the spike occurred when I opened another program. If the figure were high, or suddenly spiked, that means more activity is taking place, such as a background task or service.\r\n\r\nThe Memory meter tracks how much memory is in use. This item fluctuates as you use programs. For example, running a photo editor may consume a huge amount of memory, but the Performance tab would show that amount of memory freed after you exit the program.\r\n\r\nDisk items show storage activity. Ethernet shows network activity. If a Bluetooth adapter is available, you may see an entry for it as well.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">For further details, use the Resource Monitor. As a shortcut, click the Open Resource Monitor link, located at the bottom of the Task Manager window’s Performance tab.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" ><a name=\"_Toc59383098\"></a><a name=\"_Toc59396812\"></a>System resources</h2>\r\nTo monitor specific programs or activities, the best tool to use is the Resource Monitor. It’s far less complicated than Performance Monitor, and it offers more information and control than the Performance tab in Task Manager.\r\n\r\nTo open the Resource Monitor, follow these directions:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li><strong> Tap the Windows key.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Type</strong> resource<strong>.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Choose the Resource Monitor app from the search results. </strong>The Resource Monitor window appears, illustrated here.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_284825\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-284825\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/troubleshooting-resource-monitor.jpg\" alt=\"The Resource Monitor.\" width=\"556\" height=\"568\" /> The Resource Monitor.[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Resource Monitor’s Overview tab, shown, shows the big picture on system resources: CPU (processor), Memory, Disk, and Network, along with charts for each.\r\n\r\nThe various tabs show more details and even more charts.\r\n\r\nWhat’s interesting about the Resource Monitor is that you can examine the effects of specific programs on resources. For example, in the preceding figure, the service SearchApp.exe is selected. Its effect on resources is shown in each category (click the chevron to expand a category) as well as highlighted in each of the graphs. When you choose a program in this manner, you can spy on its effects on all resources.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" ><a name=\"_Toc59383099\"></a><a name=\"_Toc59396813\"></a>Use the monitors as troubleshooting tools</h2>\r\nAll the performance‐ and resource‐monitoring tools provide good feedback, but the details are trivial. Activity always abounds inside a computer. The concern is whether that activity is causing the system to slow down.\r\n\r\nWhenever the PC starts acting slowly, pop up Task Manager and click the ­Processes tab. Click the CPU column header to sort the list of running programs by processor use. (If necessary, click the header twice so that the programs using the CPU the most appear at the top of the list.) The program using the most CPU time is probably the one slowing your PC.\r\n\r\nYou can also click Task Manager’s Performance tab to check on memory and other resources. But to confirm that the single program is consuming too many resources, use Resource Manager: in the Resource Manager window, choose the suspect program from the list on the Overview tab. Then select all resources.\r\n\r\nWhat you’re looking for is increased consumption of resources over time. In some cases, the program may busy itself for a short span, and then regular activity resumes. When a program continues to consume resources, you might consider terminating it to see whether the PC’s performance improves.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>If a single program is to blame, consider getting an update for the program.</li>\r\n \t<li>If the program is a background task that gobbles too many resources, consider rescheduling the task for a time when you’re not using the computer.</li>\r\n \t<li>A program that continues to use resources after it quits, especially memory, has a memory leak. You should stop using the program and see whether an update or a replacement is available.</li>\r\n \t<li>Some web page plug-ins may cause problems. These plug-ins might appear as issues with the web browser program itself, but they’re not. The way to fix this issue is to check the web browser’s settings or preferences and disable the plug-in.</li>\r\n \t<li>Malware also consumes resources at a rabid pace. You can attempt to halt the run‐amok program, but it’s best to run a scan and have Windows Defender remove it.</li>\r\n</ul>","description":"PC performance and resources are related. Resources include processing power, storage, and other hardware capabilities. The amount of performance you squeeze out of a computer directly relates to the resources available. You may not be able to swap out hardware, but you can do what it takes to eke out the best possible performance from the hardware your PC currently has.\r\n\r\nThe tools Windows offers to monitor performance and resources are:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>The Performance Monitor</li>\r\n \t<li>The Performance tab in the Task Manager window</li>\r\n \t<li>The Resource Monitor</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nThese tools demonstrate that Microsoft has an uncanny knack of not assigning tools unique and descriptive names. All these utilities do basically the same thing: Present charts and graphs illustrating how resources inside the computer are used. Each has differing degrees of complexity, and some are better suited for specific tasks.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Of all the tools, the Performance Monitor is the oldest, introduced for Windows NT back in the 1990s. It's also the most complex of the trio.</li>\r\n \t<li>The Resource Monitor was introduced with Windows Vista. It's the most useful of the tools, especially for tracking down issues with specific programs.</li>\r\n \t<li>The Task Manager's Performance tab once dwelled in the System Configuration Utility (MSCONFIG) window. It's a bit friendlier than the Performance Monitor—plus, it's easier to access.</li>\r\n \t<li>Yes, overlap exists between all three tools. You don't have to use them all.</li>\r\n \t<li>Performance and resources play a role in <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/computers/pcs/hardware/troubleshooting-maintaining-your-pc-all-in-one-for-dummies-cheat-sheet/\">troubleshooting</a> with regard to software. For example, a bug may cause a program to consume more and more resources over time. Known as a <em>memory leak,</em> it's easy to spot such a program based on how it's using resources and how the PC's performance degrades over time.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nTo measure the PC’s performance, or how well it’s utilizing available resources, you summon a tool called the Performance Monitor. You can also check PC performance from the Task Manager, though the Performance Monitor is more thorough in its presentation.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" ><a name=\"_Toc59383096\"></a><a name=\"_Toc59396810\"></a>The Performance Monitor</h2>\r\nThe Performance Monitor console is the most sophisticated of the Windows resource graphing tools. It’s also the most difficult to use, probably due to its origin as a Windows NT program.\r\n\r\nTo bring up the Performance Monitor console window, use these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li><strong> Tap the Windows key on the keyboard.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Type</strong> performance<strong>.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Choose the Performance Monitor app from the list of search results. </strong>The Performance Monitor appears in a console window.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong> From the left side of the console window, choose Performance Monitor. </strong>This item is located in the Monitoring Tools folder, as illustrated here.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_284827\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-284827\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/troubleshooting-performance-monitor.jpg\" alt=\"The Performance Monitor.\" width=\"556\" height=\"497\" /> The Performance Monitor.[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Performance Monitor window is rather barren at first; you need to add items to the monitor to view the graph, especially one as detailed as the one shown.\r\n\r\nTo add an item, click the Add (green plus) button. In the Add Counters dialog box, click to select a counter and then click the Add>> button. Click OK to view the results.\r\n\r\nThe display in the Performance Monitor can get rather hectic, which makes it my least favorite monitoring tool. Still, it offers plenty of details. If you need to get specific in monitoring an activity, this is the tool to use.\r\n\r\nFor example, to monitor network traffic, add the Network Adapter counter to the display. Choose a specific counter to monitor by unchecking the other counters. For example, uncheck everything but Bytes Received to check on incoming network traffic.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>To clean up the display, select a counter and click the X (Cancel) button. You can Shift+click to select multiple counters and remove them all at once.</li>\r\n \t<li>The difference between removing a counter and unchecking it is that you can more easily recheck a counter to again review its status.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" ><a name=\"_Toc59383097\"></a><a name=\"_Toc59396811\"></a>The Performance tab</h2>\r\nThe easiest monitoring tool to use is found in the Task Manager window. To view this item, follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li><strong> Press Ctrl+Esc to bring up the Task Manager window.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Click the Performance tab. </strong>The Performance tab is illustrated here.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_284826\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-284826\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/troubleshoot-task-manager-performance.jpg\" alt=\"The Task Manager’s Performance tab.\" width=\"556\" height=\"574\" /> The Task Manager’s Performance tab.[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Performance tab lists key resources as thumbnails on the left side of the window. In the preceding figure, you see entries for the CPU, memory, mass storage devices, the network, and the graphics processing unit (GPU) with more items in a scrolling list.\r\n\r\nTo view a different category’s performance graph, choose its thumbnail from the left side of the window. The graph changes over time, scrolling from right to left. The higher the line on the graph, the more the chosen resource is in use or being consumed.\r\n\r\nThe CPU meter tells you how much processing horsepower is in use. In the preceding figure, the values are low until a spike happens. The low values indicate that Windows isn’t doing much; the spike occurred when I opened another program. If the figure were high, or suddenly spiked, that means more activity is taking place, such as a background task or service.\r\n\r\nThe Memory meter tracks how much memory is in use. This item fluctuates as you use programs. For example, running a photo editor may consume a huge amount of memory, but the Performance tab would show that amount of memory freed after you exit the program.\r\n\r\nDisk items show storage activity. Ethernet shows network activity. If a Bluetooth adapter is available, you may see an entry for it as well.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">For further details, use the Resource Monitor. As a shortcut, click the Open Resource Monitor link, located at the bottom of the Task Manager window’s Performance tab.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" ><a name=\"_Toc59383098\"></a><a name=\"_Toc59396812\"></a>System resources</h2>\r\nTo monitor specific programs or activities, the best tool to use is the Resource Monitor. It’s far less complicated than Performance Monitor, and it offers more information and control than the Performance tab in Task Manager.\r\n\r\nTo open the Resource Monitor, follow these directions:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li><strong> Tap the Windows key.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Type</strong> resource<strong>.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Choose the Resource Monitor app from the search results. </strong>The Resource Monitor window appears, illustrated here.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_284825\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-284825\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/troubleshooting-resource-monitor.jpg\" alt=\"The Resource Monitor.\" width=\"556\" height=\"568\" /> The Resource Monitor.[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Resource Monitor’s Overview tab, shown, shows the big picture on system resources: CPU (processor), Memory, Disk, and Network, along with charts for each.\r\n\r\nThe various tabs show more details and even more charts.\r\n\r\nWhat’s interesting about the Resource Monitor is that you can examine the effects of specific programs on resources. For example, in the preceding figure, the service SearchApp.exe is selected. Its effect on resources is shown in each category (click the chevron to expand a category) as well as highlighted in each of the graphs. When you choose a program in this manner, you can spy on its effects on all resources.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" ><a name=\"_Toc59383099\"></a><a name=\"_Toc59396813\"></a>Use the monitors as troubleshooting tools</h2>\r\nAll the performance‐ and resource‐monitoring tools provide good feedback, but the details are trivial. Activity always abounds inside a computer. The concern is whether that activity is causing the system to slow down.\r\n\r\nWhenever the PC starts acting slowly, pop up Task Manager and click the ­Processes tab. Click the CPU column header to sort the list of running programs by processor use. (If necessary, click the header twice so that the programs using the CPU the most appear at the top of the list.) The program using the most CPU time is probably the one slowing your PC.\r\n\r\nYou can also click Task Manager’s Performance tab to check on memory and other resources. But to confirm that the single program is consuming too many resources, use Resource Manager: in the Resource Manager window, choose the suspect program from the list on the Overview tab. Then select all resources.\r\n\r\nWhat you’re looking for is increased consumption of resources over time. In some cases, the program may busy itself for a short span, and then regular activity resumes. When a program continues to consume resources, you might consider terminating it to see whether the PC’s performance improves.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>If a single program is to blame, consider getting an update for the program.</li>\r\n \t<li>If the program is a background task that gobbles too many resources, consider rescheduling the task for a time when you’re not using the computer.</li>\r\n \t<li>A program that continues to use resources after it quits, especially memory, has a memory leak. You should stop using the program and see whether an update or a replacement is available.</li>\r\n \t<li>Some web page plug-ins may cause problems. These plug-ins might appear as issues with the web browser program itself, but they’re not. The way to fix this issue is to check the web browser’s settings or preferences and disable the plug-in.</li>\r\n \t<li>Malware also consumes resources at a rabid pace. 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