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same processes running multiple times in task manager

  1. #1


    Abe Guest

    same processes running multiple times in task manager

    hi all, i have a new vista machine and the same processes are running
    multiple times in vista. Here are a few items that are running multiple times

    ati2evxx.exe - 2 times
    cli.exe - 3 times
    csrss.exe - 2 times
    svchost.exe - 13 times (split amongst local, network, system)

    Those are just a few examples, not sure why they are running this way as my
    XP machine didnt do that.



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  3. #2


    Marcin Domaslawski Guest

    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager

    Hi,

    Right - it's Vista but on Win XP e.g. you had few svchost.exe's processes
    too (depends what services are on).

    Every instance is associated with specific service - you can check in
    services.msc.


    Marcin Domaslawski


    "Abe" <Abe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7BF8B62D-E3CC-42C3-87B7-F34F949B864F@microsoft.com...
    > hi all, i have a new vista machine and the same processes are running
    > multiple times in vista. Here are a few items that are running multiple
    > times
    >
    > ati2evxx.exe - 2 times
    > cli.exe - 3 times
    > csrss.exe - 2 times
    > svchost.exe - 13 times (split amongst local, network, system)
    >
    > Those are just a few examples, not sure why they are running this way as
    > my
    > XP machine didnt do that.
    >
    >



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  4. #3


    Jim Guest

    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager


    "Abe" <Abe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7BF8B62D-E3CC-42C3-87B7-F34F949B864F@microsoft.com...
    > hi all, i have a new vista machine and the same processes are running
    > multiple times in vista. Here are a few items that are running multiple
    > times
    >
    > ati2evxx.exe - 2 times
    > cli.exe - 3 times
    > csrss.exe - 2 times
    > svchost.exe - 13 times (split amongst local, network, system)
    >
    > Those are just a few examples, not sure why they are running this way as
    > my
    > XP machine didnt do that.
    >
    >

    These are all programs not processes.
    A better way to understand the situation is:
    ati2evxx.exe is being run by two different processes doing two different
    tasks
    etc.

    local, network, and system are process owners. A given process owner can
    execute several different processes.

    Jim



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  5. #4


    Mike Matheny Guest

    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager

    In article <7BF8B62D-E3CC-42C3-87B7-F34F949B864F@microsoft.com>, =?Utf-8?B?
    QWJl?= says...

    > hi all, i have a new vista machine and the same processes are running
    > multiple times in vista. Here are a few items that are running multiple times
    >
    > ati2evxx.exe - 2 times
    > cli.exe - 3 times
    > csrss.exe - 2 times
    > svchost.exe - 13 times (split amongst local, network, system)
    >
    > Those are just a few examples, not sure why they are running this way as my
    > XP machine didnt do that.
    >
    >
    >

    Get Process Explorer (Systernals) from MS Website (They bought Systernals) -
    will show you every sub process kicked off by svchost (and other similar
    processes)
    --

    Mike Matheny

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  6. #5


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager

    Hi Mike,

    Process Explorer is a great product, but Task Manager has been expanded in
    Vista. You can right click a Process and select Go to service and all of the
    services running under that process will be highlighted.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Mike Matheny" <thomasdotmdotmatheny@nasadotgov> wrote in message
    news:OysoXlrhHHA.588@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > In article <7BF8B62D-E3CC-42C3-87B7-F34F949B864F@microsoft.com>,
    > =?Utf-8?B?
    > QWJl?= says...
    >
    >> hi all, i have a new vista machine and the same processes are running
    >> multiple times in vista. Here are a few items that are running multiple
    >> times
    >>
    >> ati2evxx.exe - 2 times
    >> cli.exe - 3 times
    >> csrss.exe - 2 times
    >> svchost.exe - 13 times (split amongst local, network, system)
    >>
    >> Those are just a few examples, not sure why they are running this way as
    >> my
    >> XP machine didnt do that.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Get Process Explorer (Systernals) from MS Website (They bought
    > Systernals) -
    > will show you every sub process kicked off by svchost (and other similar
    > processes)
    > --
    >
    > Mike Matheny



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  7. #6


    Danna Guest

    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager

    I've had the same issue after my machine was upgrded from XP to Vista & it is
    performance impacting. The explanations included in this thread make
    sense....but I also have two sessions of Sidebar.exe running under my user ID
    - not spread across system, local etc... That situation is not covered by
    the above explanations. I have to wonder if during the upgrade , there was
    some duplication that causes some of the processes / servers to be called
    upon more than once. I did not find the Right-click & Go-to be
    enlightening. Is there another way to determine why two identical processes
    would be started by the same user more than one time with noPrograms launched
    other than IE?

    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Hi Mike,
    >
    > Process Explorer is a great product, but Task Manager has been expanded in
    > Vista. You can right click a Process and select Go to service and all of the
    > services running under that process will be highlighted.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Mike Matheny" <thomasdotmdotmatheny@nasadotgov> wrote in message
    > news:OysoXlrhHHA.588@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > > In article <7BF8B62D-E3CC-42C3-87B7-F34F949B864F@microsoft.com>,
    > > =?Utf-8?B?
    > > QWJl?= says...
    > >
    > >> hi all, i have a new vista machine and the same processes are running
    > >> multiple times in vista. Here are a few items that are running multiple
    > >> times
    > >>
    > >> ati2evxx.exe - 2 times
    > >> cli.exe - 3 times
    > >> csrss.exe - 2 times
    > >> svchost.exe - 13 times (split amongst local, network, system)
    > >>
    > >> Those are just a few examples, not sure why they are running this way as
    > >> my
    > >> XP machine didnt do that.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > > Get Process Explorer (Systernals) from MS Website (They bought
    > > Systernals) -
    > > will show you every sub process kicked off by svchost (and other similar
    > > processes)
    > > --
    > >
    > > Mike Matheny

    >


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  8. #7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager

    Danna

    The 2 sidebar.exe instances is by design. One is to handle any custom
    gadgets and the other is for the built-in default gadgets plus the sidebar
    itself.

    The ati2evxx.exe is also by design, one instance runs the service and the
    other runs the application.

    cli.exe is the ATI Catalyst Control Center for the video card.

    I doubt very much if you have anything running that was simply "carried
    over" from a previous install.

    Seeing 'what' is running is simple, but determining the 'why' it is running
    is much more difficult.

    I am curious, how are you determining the 'performance impact' of these
    programs and services?

    If you want a more complete view and description of these tasks, you can use
    a command line to take a look. Open a command prompt and use the tasklist
    command. Type tasklist /? to see all of the possible parameters.



    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Danna" <Danna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1C1D5B0B-5DB0-4D26-BF18-D199607FD6D5@microsoft.com...
    > I've had the same issue after my machine was upgrded from XP to Vista & it
    > is
    > performance impacting. The explanations included in this thread make
    > sense....but I also have two sessions of Sidebar.exe running under my user
    > ID
    > - not spread across system, local etc... That situation is not covered by
    > the above explanations. I have to wonder if during the upgrade , there
    > was
    > some duplication that causes some of the processes / servers to be called
    > upon more than once. I did not find the Right-click & Go-to be
    > enlightening. Is there another way to determine why two identical
    > processes
    > would be started by the same user more than one time with noPrograms
    > launched
    > other than IE?
    >
    > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Mike,
    >>
    >> Process Explorer is a great product, but Task Manager has been expanded
    >> in
    >> Vista. You can right click a Process and select Go to service and all of
    >> the
    >> services running under that process will be highlighted.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Ronnie Vernon
    >> Microsoft MVP
    >> Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mike Matheny" <thomasdotmdotmatheny@nasadotgov> wrote in message
    >> news:OysoXlrhHHA.588@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> > In article <7BF8B62D-E3CC-42C3-87B7-F34F949B864F@microsoft.com>,
    >> > =?Utf-8?B?
    >> > QWJl?= says...
    >> >
    >> >> hi all, i have a new vista machine and the same processes are running
    >> >> multiple times in vista. Here are a few items that are running
    >> >> multiple
    >> >> times
    >> >>
    >> >> ati2evxx.exe - 2 times
    >> >> cli.exe - 3 times
    >> >> csrss.exe - 2 times
    >> >> svchost.exe - 13 times (split amongst local, network, system)
    >> >>
    >> >> Those are just a few examples, not sure why they are running this way
    >> >> as
    >> >> my
    >> >> XP machine didnt do that.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> > Get Process Explorer (Systernals) from MS Website (They bought
    >> > Systernals) -
    >> > will show you every sub process kicked off by svchost (and other
    >> > similar
    >> > processes)
    >> > --
    >> >
    >> > Mike Matheny

    >>



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  9. #8



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    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager

    Hi,

    my problem is a little bit different. I WANT to run same process multiple time in task manager. When I open two word documents i want them to be shown as separate processes. Does anyone know how I can do this?

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  10. #9


    Drew T Guest

    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager

    caska,

    Are you using MS Office 2003 or 2007? I can only explain how it is done in
    MS Office 2007?

    * Open MS Word 2007, select the 'Office Orb' in the top left corner,
    select 'Word Options' > Advanced, scroll down to the 'Display' heading

    * Check 'Show all windows in the Taskbar', click OK

    Hopefully someone can explain MS Office 2003.

    Drew

    "caska" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:098b4c9202aff5bfe698ace758f3565c@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > my problem is a little bit different. I WANT to run same process
    > multiple time in task manager. When I open two word documents i want
    > them to be shown as separate processes. Does anyone know how I can do
    > this?
    >
    >
    > --
    > caska
    >

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  11. #10



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    Join Date : Feb 2009
    Posts : 2
    Vista Business 32bit
    Local Time: 03:27 AM


     

    Re: same processes running multiple times in task manager

    Thank u Drew,

    that post was helpful and now I know how to show all documents in one window, but it isn't solution for my problem. I need to show every document as separate process (not application) in task manager.

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