Use Process Explorer to Solve DLL-Version Problems and Handle Leaks

At times we may need the information about the the processes currently running on our machine. To know more about the currently loaded processes you can use Process Explorer from Microsoft. Process Explorer shows you the information about the handles and DLLs processes that are currently opened or loaded in your machine.


As this is a free tool I downloaded it and installed on my machine. Process Explorer has got two windows which displays the list of the currently active processes and the information about those processes. Process Explorer has got two modes: handle and DLL modes. If it is in handle mode it shows you the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened and if it is in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded.

I guess normal users may not require this tool(Sorry if I’m Wrong!!). But experienced users and programmers will definitely require this tool to know more about the system internals. Process Explorer has got a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded. You can use Process Explorer for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks. You can also use this tool to know how actually certain applications are working on your computer.

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  1. Right now i am facing a weird problem on my Lappy. I will try using this and see whether this can be any help to monitor and find out the culprit.

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