Task manager: "Show history for all processes" is greyed out  


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Task manager: "Show history for all processes" is greyed out


    Hi,

    As the title states, my Task Manager does not allow me to enable "Show history for all processes" option:

    https://i.imgur.com/6RlMuz2.png

    I tried running Task Manager with administrator privileges - didn't help. Not sure what else to try. Any suggestions would be appreciated, I really need this to work.

    My Windows version is 21H2, build 19044.2604.
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  2. Posts : 1,503
    win10 home
       #2

    Go to App History Tab,then select Options.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    joeandmarg0 said:
    Go to App History Tab,then select Options.
    Oh, damn, so that's what it's for... I thought it would provide a historical graph for cpu/memory/disk usage per app, like in the Performance tab. I am trying to track down an app that puts the whole hard drive on a halt and freezes computer for 3-5 seconds every 15 minutes or so. Performance tab shows 100% disk usage during that freeze, and Processes tab does too, but it doesn't show which app does it (they are all at ~0 Mb/s). I was hoping that a historical graph per each app would reveal the culprit. Is there another tool in Windows to get historical disk read/write data per app?
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  4. Posts : 1,503
    win10 home
       #4

    Check Reliability History,which should provide information on the freezing via ---view tech details ---.
    Also consider uninstalling / reinstalling the Display Adapter driver.
    In the Search box,type in ---dxdiag ---and in the right hand box you will find the version in use.
    Note it down and visit the Maker's site only and download that version,or a later one if available.
    If you can then use Display Driver Uninstaller [DDU] in Safe Mode to uninstall the current driver.
    It is good practice to run---dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth ---followed by ---sfc /scannow ---on aregular basis through ---Powershell [admin].This helps to cleanup System Files and eliminate any corruption.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    joeandmarg0 said:
    Check Reliability History,which should provide information on the freezing via ---view tech details ---.
    Also consider uninstalling / reinstalling the Display Adapter driver.
    In the Search box,type in ---dxdiag ---and in the right hand box you will find the version in use.
    Note it down and visit the Maker's site only and download that version,or a later one if available.
    If you can then use Display Driver Uninstaller [DDU] in Safe Mode to uninstall the current driver.
    It is good practice to run---dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth ---followed by ---sfc /scannow ---on aregular basis through ---Powershell [admin].This helps to cleanup System Files and eliminate any corruption.
    Thanks for this suggestion, I checked Reliability Report, but it doesn't report anything wrong. But this wasn't what I wanted to check; I want to check a historical graph of disk read/write data rates per app.
    What does display adapter have to do do with this issue?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3693
       #6

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  7. Posts : 1,503
    win10 home
       #7

    The Display Adapter has everything to do with your reported "freezing " in post 3,an abnormal situation.
    To solve a problem often requires the elimination of possibilities and a freezing display is most certainly one.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    joeandmarg0 said:
    The Display Adapter has everything to do with your reported "freezing " in post 3,an abnormal situation.
    To solve a problem often requires the elimination of possibilities and a freezing display is most certainly one.

    I see. I did what you suggested, but the problem still remains. Every time this freeze happens, Task Manager reports 100% disk usage. Interestingly enough, in the Processes tab, when I sort apps by disk usage, none of them seem to have any abnormal usage percentage, even though the total is still 100%.
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  9. Posts : 1,503
    win10 home
       #9

    Could you confirm that Reliability History does not have even one entry covering the freezing,or anything else.Its'prime function is to identify rogue software and for that to not work is cause for concern about your System operation.
    Does the Display page in---dxdiag ---have any reports ?
    What results did you receive after running dism and sfc ?
    Any System which freezes every 15 minutes,as you claim yours does,is a prime candidate for a Repair Install or a Clean one.
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