We work on operating system but we actually don't know about tools that may help us in solving many problems like we wanna know about the computer hardware information, stop applications automatically and most of the important which program is using my bandwidth and etc. These are the problems that are have a solution and that is continue reading till the end of the post.There are 5 most powerful applications that will actually help in solving the problems related to system hardware and software and most of them have power to control virus if you control and monitor them.
DirectX Diagnostic Tool - Tool 1
DirectX Diagnostic Tool is the tool which will give you a detailed information about the DirectX Components and the drivers installed on your computer. This tool is divided into four sections. The first section is 'System', this will give you system information that is
Current Date/Time - The current Date and Time.
Computer Name - The name of your computer.
Operating System - Name of operating System with version and build information.
Language - The language that you are using on your Operating System.
System Manufacturer - Motherboard Company Name.
System Model - System model name.
BIOS - BIOS File information.
Processor - Name of processor, it's speed and number of CPUs
Memory - Storage capacity of RAM.
Second Section is the 'Display' this will give you the detailed information about graphics Card, graphic drivers, directX features whether they are enabled or not and current used monitor details.
The third Section is of 'Sound', this will give you a detailed information about the sound device information and it's driver information.
The last section consist of input device details. Types of input devices are installed and their status and port details. It will give you details like vendor id, product id and other very detailed information.
How To Open DirectX Diagnostic Tool
Click on Start button on left down corner of the screen and search "dxdiag"
Press Windows+R key combination and type "dxdiag".
Conclusion : Why DirectX Diagnostic Tool is important
It gives detailed information about the system drivers and installed devices details.
It lets you know about the device and driver errors and helps you in resolving the problem.
Resource Monitor - Tool 2
Resource Monitor is the tool which will give you the stats of hardware usage, which hardware is used by which software and also which software is using CPU, Memory, Disk and Network. It will give you detailed information about the usage and you can either control them. Resource monitor is mostly used to monitor or check improper or dis-function of any software or hardware. It may also be used in detecting network activity and also you can restrict applications for using network. Resource monitor is divided into five tabs.
Overview - This will give you details of every type of process that is use of overall activity including CPU, Memory, Disk and Network usage combined.
CPU - This will give you list of programs which are currently using your CPU.
Memory - This will list up the programs which are currently using Physical Memory (i.e RAM).
Disk - This will show up the stats of applications that are currently using your hard disk to write files.
Network - This will show up the stats of the applications that are accessing your network or using your bandwidth.
How to open Resource Monitor
Click on start button and search 'Resource Monitor' or 'resmon'.
Press Windows+R key combination and type 'resmon'.
How to Stop an application from using CPU, Memory, Disk or Network(Internet)
- Goto either of the tabs(Overview, CPU, Memory, Disk, Network).
- Right click on the application which you want to stop using that particular service and select 'End Process' or 'End Process Tree' option. The application will stop using that resource.
But beware of the consequences because it may damage your application or if you ended a windows process then computer may not work at that certain period of time, it may need system restart.
So, before ending any process just right click on that application and click on 'Search Online' it will give you relavent details of that particular application.
Conclusion : Why Resource Monitor Tool helpful ?
It lets you monitor four major segments of the computer processing.
it lets you to control applications.
System Information - Tool 3
System information is the tool which will give you complete information of your computer Hardware resources, multimedia, sound, display, ports, storage components, software environments. This tool will help you in recognizing windows error reports, problem devices, services, loaded module, windows version, BIOS, processor, memory and so on. If you want to dug deeper into your PC configuration then this tool best suited for this work. It will give you more detailed and precise information than any other applications like those we have discussed earlier (DirectX Diagnostic Tool, Resource Monitor, Task Manager, etc).
How To Open System Information Tool
Click on Start button on left down corner of the screen and search "System Information"
Press Windows+R key combination and type "msinfo32.exe".
Task Scheduler - Tool 4
Most of the time you start your PC you find some applications that run automatically on the system startup are troubling you for a longer period of time, then there is need to worry Task Scheduler is there for your service. It helps you to manage 3rd party applications that starts automatically either on windows startup or at some particular time. This tool is very much helpful when a particular program is opening on system startup and is trying to update automatically, so here is the command in your hand you can easily disable that application through Task Scheduler. And also whenever required can enable that application. Besides this Task Scheduler also provides Triggers, actions that particular application is performing as well as you can track it's work History.
How To Open Task Scheduler
Click on start button and search 'Task Scheduler'.
Press Windows+R key combination and type 'Taskschd.msc'.
How To Stop Active Tasks
- Open Task Scheduler
- Click on Task Scheduler(Local) on the left pane.
- Click on the Active Task Tab (if not expanded).
- Now you can see currently Active Tasks.
- Double Click on any Task.
- Right-Click to get more options or either use right pane for more options.
- Select 'Disable' option, the Task will be disabled or you may delete the task just by clicking 'Delete' option.
Conclusion : Why Task Schedular is Important
It can be used to monitor all the tasks which are performed at some particular time by windows automatically.
Windows Powershell - Tool 5
Powershell is the powerful windows command line shell based on .NET framework developed for Task Automation and configuration management. It also does scripting on windows environment. It is basically an interface for commands.
You can start 'Powershell' by Searching it on the start menu.
Conclusion : Why to use Powershell
If you want to script the you can use windows powershell as it's name suggest power-shell, powerful shell commands.