does anyone know if windows me has a program to monitor processes being run by the computer similar to that of xp and win 2000 because i notice abnormal processor usage on my laptop for no apparent reason. i'll unload almost all the processes from the task monitor when u press ctrl + alt + delete (except those needed to run) and i have also tried running my comp with-out an active desktop and i still receive high processor usage. NOTE: i know for a fact that this is not due to insufficient ram. I have a ram monitor program and it is working correctly showing when i do and do not have ample ram open on the system. are any programs available to perhaps regulate or at least monitor my cpu usage? i think background processes are being run without my knowledge or need for them and i'd like to stop them.