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    Computor geeks and geekettes I have a fairly new laptop running XP Pro. I use it for work and home. It has plenty of memory. Has pictures and Ipod files but still 90% left. I have up to date spyware and security software and up to date. Have cleaned out temp files and recycle bins and even removed some unused programs. What I am worried about in the task manager it say 81 processes are running. How do I tell what these all do ? Do any of the speed up your puter programs work ? Thanks ahead of time.
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    This is a quick fix.
    Make sure you have lots of RAM
    (a) go to start
    (b) select run
    (c) input msconfig
    (d) popup will appear / select tab startup
    (e) select disable all/apply
    (F) the computer will ask or say it will disable some programs/ select yes
    (g) the machine will reboot.
    (h) popup appears select box (do not show this again)
    (i) see if any faster

    Keep in mind this is only for startup. It does not delete any program.

    Good luck let me know if this works!!!

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    81programs running what I have given you will stop for sure. You can always use these programs when you want to. They are using a lot of your ram.
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    That is a pretty normal number. The operating system is not a single program. It is a number of different programs performing different functions including keeping you connected to a network, listening for mouse movement, running your video display, scanning for viruses and malicious attacks, etc., etc. Almost all of these functions show up as separate processes.

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    81 seems a little high. Right now on my computer at work i have firefox running antivirus, instant messager, internet explorer, and 2 different instances of the reporting program we use and then randomness in the taskbar and I'm only at 48...

    When doing the msconfig be very careful not to delete things from startup that need to be there for your computer to start successfully

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    On msconfig you do not need to worry about it deleting a operating system program, those are protected.


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    Thanks Jim and others 45 proccess now running with all the same programs I typically have running. How does all of that other stuff get running in the backround ?
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    I checked mine and it only shows 36 running. But the CPU usage stays maxed at 100%. Any ideas why? Same OS as the OP with 1 gig of RAM

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    Steve,

    I go to this website, http://www.answersthatwork.com/Taskl...s/tasklist.htm

    It doesn't cover all of them, but it details a lot of the stuff running in the background and will tell you what you can and can't wipe out.
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