Process Explorer crashing randomly


  • Hi,

    I usually have process explorer running on startup (via the Task scheduler) and I have two system tray icons for it (CPU and Disk).

    Recently I've noticed that that the process explorer sometimes crashes. It does so silently and I notice it purely by observing that the two tray icons are gone. I can then start it up again and it works for some time and then it crashes again.

    Has anybody experienced this before?

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:57 PM

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  • This doesn't sound good. Would be helpful to grab a dump file.

    If you look in the application event log do you see an "Application Error" event (ID 1000) for this? If so does it indicate whether a dump file was generated?

    If not would it be possible to configure your system to generate dump files (see


    MarkC (MSFT)

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:21 PM
  • I have the same Problem (Windos 10, Process Explorer 16.21)
    Monday, December 3, 2018 11:39 AM
  • Hi Jurgen

    we never received a dump file from the OP. Is this something you would be able to assist us with? If so could you ping me offline at and I'll provide you with an upload location.

    MarkC (MSFT)

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:06 AM
  • Hi Mark,

    a couple of days ago I created a debug registry entry for process explorer. I still wait for the next crash.

    If the crash happens I will contact you and send you the log-file.


    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:34 AM
  • That would be great - Really appreciate your help here. Thanks Jurgen :-(
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 4:04 PM
  • Hi Mark,

    I just recognised: ProcessExplorer crashed. But I don't see any crash-dump. Maybe a mistake in filling the registry-entry? Please give me a download-location for sending my registry change for expection.


    Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:41 PM