s3hotkey.exe is a process associated with S3 Hotkey from S3 Graphics, Inc. This software is found on laptops incorporating the S3 Twister integrated graphics card and is used to switch between monitors. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference.
Warning: Multiple instances of S3HOTKEY may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.
If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove s3hotkey.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. s3hotkey.exe is a system process. s3hotkey.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. System processes are processes that are run and managed by the operating system and are important to run the operating system. System processes manage different functionality of the operating system including memory management, hard disk management, network management, display, and so on. So, it is recommended that you do not remove s3hotkey.exe.
There are many reasons why you are seeing s3hotkey.exe error in your Windows system including:
Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to s3hotkey.exe error.
The solution to fixing s3hotkey.exe error include any one of the following
It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.
Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.
Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources s3hotkey.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.