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kurt476

how about putting a new task manger?

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how about putting a new taskmanger that you can replace so you can set the priority to high to run time?

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The only freeware task manager I ever managed to find was Win9x/ME TaskManager by Coral Software. Its functionality is somewhat broken, and it does not always display correct CPU usage. TaskInfo2003 is an awesome task manager that blows away anything else Ive seen, but it is not free.

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how about if i find a task manger the is better and test it out i will get some may to make 1 for you i think there is one i seen that is freeware and it's not that one you are talking about

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Well it definately looks promising, and yes it is free. I will try it out as soon as I can.

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would it be possible to use that win9x task manager and could it replace the one that comes with win 98 se?makes sense if it's possible cuzz that task manager for win9x is very good

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I use " Process Explorer " from Sysinternals:

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html

"Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you’ll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

Process Explorer works on Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003, and 64-bit versions of Windows for x64 processors.

"

WatcherSea

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I use " Process Explorer "  from Sysinternals:

Unfortunately it does not show memory usage.

Petr

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Unfortunately it does not show memory usage.

Apart from Taskinfo which is shareware I can't recall any serious free Task/Process manager candidate (PrcView, Current Process or Process Explorer) that displays memory use, but almost any resident memory manager (without which in my opinion no 9x system can be run satisfactorily) will display memory use in the tray.

PS : CoralSoft's Win9x/ME Task Manager (A free clone of Win 2000 Task Manager) does display memory use in the performance tab but is my opinion too poorly featured as it does not allow setting process priorities, it does not allow to view modules loaded by processes and it does not allow to dump any information to file.

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Unfortunately it does not show memory usage.

Apart from Taskinfo which is shareware I can't recall any serious free Task/Process manager candidate (PrcView, Current Process or Process Explorer) that displays memory use, but almost any resident memory manager (without which in my opinion no 9x system can be run satisfactorily) will display memory use in the tray.

PS : CoralSoft's Win9x/ME Task Manager (A free clone of Win 2000 Task Manager) does display memory use in the performance tab but is my opinion too poorly featured as it does not allow setting process priorities, it does not allow to view modules loaded by processes and it does not allow to dump any information to file.

I have bought Performance 95 7 years ago and it displays memory usage for each process but it is not free - and also rather old now.

What do you mean by "resident memory manager"? I use none and had never problem with W98SE?

Petr

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Hiya All,

I've checked out some of these apps, looking for a taskman replacement:

Coral's and (now defunct)Niresoft's are both unacceptable; Coral's is apparently unfinished, and Niresoft's causes system slowdown and instability! Process explorer is OK but doesn't show mem. usage + other details NT users are used to seeing...it seems either process explorer or the default taskman are the only acceptable "free" options..IMHO.

:)

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Unfortunately it does not show memory usage.

That's the main problem of all free task managers - it's impossible to get memory usage without writing a low level driver. I remember MS WinTop PowerToy did it well.

If I'll rewrite my taskmanager I'll use WinTop driver functionality.

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PS : CoralSoft's Win9x/ME Task Manager (A free clone of Win 2000 Task Manager) does display memory use in the performance tab but is my opinion too poorly featured as it does not allow setting process priorities, it does not allow to view modules loaded by processes and it does not allow to dump any information to file.

I think youre right about the coralsoft task manager. I used it for a while, but I was never happy with it. Have you tried Cool Beans task manger? It also works on 2k/xp like taskinfo does. It has a good bit of extra functionality over the stock 2k/xp task manangers as well. The only thing Im not sure about it setting priorities under 98. I would say it is stands out as the best of the freeware taskmanagers that will run on 98.

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What do you mean by "resident memory manager"? I use none and had never problem with W98SE?

I am using Ram Idle as a background task, it monitors the amount of free physical memory, dispay its value in the tray and autofrees (optional) some of it when it becomes too low as Windows does not seem to do it by itself. If I do not use this tool free memory can easily reach 0 and the system then becomes unstable. It is a well known problem isn'it ? Or have I missed something ? Sure it is not necessary to have a resident one but I am sure you are sometimes using one tool or another to free unused physical memory.

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Have you tried Cool Beans task manger?

I've just installed it. It's nice but it's not exactly my cup of tea. If only because it always floats on the screen (No send to tray or minimize option apparently) and uses around 8-10 % each of the resources (GDI, User, System) which is a lot.

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Everest has a section for memory usage per application.

It's not a Task Manager but it does show the info.

http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1〈=en

EDIT: The newest free version does not have this feature.

Use the last version of AIDA32 which Everest is based upon.

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/AIDA32/1033800563/1

"Publisher's Description:

AIDA32 is a professional system information, diagnostics, and benchmarking program. It extracts details of all components of the PC and can display, print, or save it in various formats like HTML, CSV, or XML. For corporate users, it offers command-line switches, network audit and audit statistics, remote system information, and network management."

WatcherSea

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I too would like a task manager, but really one just like the XP version for win98.

Anyone ever seen the CTRL+ALT+DEL box comes with RM Community Connect 3? Thats what I want, just similar without the workstation lock features.

Click on taskmanager from there you get the original XP one.

Great if anyone could make this or tell me how, because XP taskmgr.exe not compatible with Win98se / 98se2me

Thanks :D

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