Whenever you experience a bit of a performance lag on your Windows computer, you go and check the performance report of your system. For this purpose, most people use Window’s native performance monitoring software, which is the Resource Monitor. But recently, many people are experiencing issues with this native Windows program.
Some Windows 10 users have reported that they see nothing on the Monitor’s report dialog window; some others have said that they are unable to access the reports page. And some users are not even able to start the Resource Monitor in the first place. Now, Windows updates are sometimes the cause of this issue. And sometime’s something else entirely. Well, whatever may be the case on your system, we will provide a fix for every reason here in this guide. Follow the instructions given for each of these solutions, and undoubtedly one of them will do the job for you.
How to fix Resource Monitor not working in Windows 10?
Try all of these solutions one after the other, and indeed one of them will fix your Resource Monitor issue.
Run Resource Monitor:
Sometimes Windows kills programs in the background if there is too much load put into the CPU. And even if you have not shut down your PC in a while, even then, Windows acts up and terminates programs running in the background. That may be the case for you too. So can try running the program manually.
- Press Windows Key + R to open up the Run dialog box.
- In the dialog box, enter “resmon.exe” and press Enter. It will start the Resource Monitor.
You can also try opening the program directly by accessing the Windows folder in your system drive.
- Go to local disk C.
- Open the Windows folder.
- Open the System32 folder.
- Look for the file “resmon.exe,” and when you find it, open it up.
If manually opening the executable file did not fix your issues with the resource monitor program, then try the next fix mentioned below.
Uninstall the latest update:
As mentioned above, sometimes, a recent update can also disable the functionality of the resource monitor program. So you can try uninstalling this latest update to fix it.
- Press Windows Key + I, and it will open up settings on your PC.
- Now click on Update & Security.
- Click on the Windows Update tab in the left pane.
- On the right side, click on Update History.
- Then click on Uninstall updates.
- Then in the list containing information on the latest windows updates, find the most recent one after which your resource monitor program stopped working and uninstall it.
- Restart your computer and then try opening Resource Monitor again.
If you still see issues with the Resource Monitor, then try the next potential solution.
Run Resource Monitor in Command Prompt:
Some users have reported that they were able to fix the issue by opening the program from the command prompt. So it would be best if you gave that a try too.
- Click on the search icon at the bottom and enter “cmd.”
- Then right-click on the result that shows up and choose the option Run as administrator.
- User access control may ask for permission here. Grant it.
- In the command line, enter: “perfmon/report” and press Enter.
- If nothing shows up, then close the command prompt window and open it up again.
- Then enter the command: “perfmon” and press Enter.
- Then in the main Resource and Performance window, click on Reports.
- Go to System>System Diagnostics.
Here you will get the information about your previous performance reports.
Enable Transparency effects:
There is another fix that has solved the trick for a handful of users. It is a little tweak in the personalization, but somehow that has solved the issue for many.
- Right-click on your desktop and click on the option Personalize.
- Click on the Colors tab on the left.
- Then under More options, you will find Transparency effects. Please enable it and open up Resource Monitor now.
If none of the previous fixes works out for you, then the chances are that this solution fixed your issue.
So that is all about how you can fix issues with one of the most important native tools of Windows, which is the Resource Monitor. If you have any questions or queries about this guide, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Be sure to let us know which solution solved the issue on your system. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.