Task manager showing suspended processes for cortana


  1. Posts : 1,232
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    Task manager showing suspended processes for cortana


    I just did a fresh install and update to 1803

    Task manager showing suspended processes for cortana And she’ll experience and background host for cortana

    What can cause this?
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    Steven Campoli said:
    I just did a fresh install and update to 1803

    Task manager showing suspended processes for cortana And she’ll experience and background host for cortana

    What can cause this?
    That's perfectly normal. Windows will suspend processes to the swapfile.sys and only keep the essential code for the process in memory, when idle for a specific time. It all gets pulled back to the Working Memory for the process when needed. Just Windows memory management. You may have 32-64GB of memory, and it will still do this. I have lots of suspended, also. Note one of them is Search UI>Cortana.

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  3. Posts : 1,232
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    Thanks
    For the reply I only noticed this because of one thing...
    Usually cortana shows pick up where I left off... now after testing I sign out of cortana and it will show it but when I sign into cortana it doesn’t show it and my option is on in settings to show where I left off...
    So In a nutshell I see pick up where I left off when I’m not signed into cortana which is not normal
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    I don't let Cortana do much of anything, just my preference. But since you just did a clean install, is all this where you want it? Guessing here....

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  5. Posts : 1,232
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    Ok thanks I will check later tonight and get back to you by tomorrow
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  6. Posts : 26
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    I see this suspend for other applications as well. How do I get it to run the suspended process? I've got Process Explorer installed, right-click on the process, select resume but nothing seems to happen, e.g. the process remains suspended. Nor am I able to kill the process. I have Windows 1803 installed. It has been over an hour since I noticed the process suspended and it remains in this state.
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    jgt1942 said:
    I see this suspend for other applications as well. How do I get it to run the suspended process? I've got Process Explorer installed, right-click on the process, select resume but nothing seems to happen, e.g. the process remains suspended. Nor am I able to kill the process. I have Windows 1803 installed. It has been over an hour since I noticed the process suspended and it remains in this state.
    Windows automatically suspends process as part of overall memory management. Regardless of the total mem available. It's normal. They resume when the process is called to do something. That's the real short answer. the system file swapfil.sys hold the swapped out extra mem for those processes and leaves only the "core" of the process in memory. It is a very long explanation. It's normal and ok. Nothing to be concerned with.
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