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« on: May 04, 2004, 03:58:42 PM »

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please can someone help. i have health checked my pc and is running a CPU of 50% due to background programs running. how do i know which to disable and how.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004, 05:41:02 PM »

Hi The Bish,

Welcome to My Tech Support. Grin

What version of Windows are you running?

Pacs Portal has the most complete list of startup items that I've found.  Search there to see what your startup items are so you will know what to disable.  If you need any help, just post back.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2004, 09:10:57 AM »

hello dizzy thanks for reply. am running XP. please help more
thanks
 went onto pacmans site but not sure what ones to disable?
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004, 05:53:03 PM »

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please help more

Done deal! Grin

Pac's can be a bit confusing if you don't know what to look for.  On the page I linked you to there is a line that reads "If you are a regular visitor, click HERE to go straight to the list..." <- go ahead and click "HERE" to get to the full list of startup items (that page is currently down for me, if it doesn't work for you, just try back later).  Startup items are listed alphabetically, so I usually look them up in that order.  On the right hand side you will see a column that has either "Y" "N" "U" "X" or "?" in it...these mean the following:
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"Y" - Normally leave to run at start-up

"N" - Not required - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

"U" - User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary

"X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs"

"?" - Unknown


Once you locate your startup item in the list, read the description to see if you want the program to start up automatically or if you would like to disable it and start it manually.  If you decide to disable a program and run it manually, and there isn't a shortcut or Start -> Programs entry available you can create your own shortcut.  (If you don't know how, just ask.)

After you have gotten your startup items under control, I suggest you disable some unnecessary Services that XP runs in the background.  You can do this by going to Start | Run and typing in exactly:
services.msc
Then hit "Enter."  Now look for anything that is set to "Automatic" and determine if you can set it to "Manual" or not by checking at This Site.  Be sure to read that page before you begin, it explains a great deal about Services, what they are and if they can be "disabled" or not.  ****Important****  I never "Disable" a service, I only set them to "Manual" - this is a precaution that I advise everyone to take.

Also, the gentlemen that runs that site says you shouldn't expect a substantial performance gain by changing any of the Services not to load at startup - he's full of bunk.  When I first got my XP computer, my bootup time was 4 minutes and everything seems sluggish.  Since changing the unneeded Services from Automatic to Manual, my boot up time is 40 seconds and my computer runs like a top.

If you need any help with anything, just post back.  If Pac's site is not working for you, just post back with your starup list and I'll see what I can do to help.

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2004, 04:05:02 PM »

hi dizzy , cant get onto pacs site, find below my startup list. thank you.Wink


  Legend:    Virus     Spyware/Adware     Optional     Required     No data  
File Name   Description
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
Debugger
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
MSN Messenger
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
MSN Messenger
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
IntelliPoint
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
Office XP speech
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
NVIDIA driver helper
C:\Apps\ActivBoard\MMKeybd.exe

C:\Apps\ActivBoard\OSD.exe

C:\Apps\ActivBoard\TrayMon.exe

C:\Apps\ActivBoard\nhksrv.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\dslagent.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\gsicon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon03.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe

C:\windows\temp\adware\fsg_4104.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
Symantec products
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
Symantec products
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
Norton Antivirus
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
Print spooler
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
Norton Internet Security
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Internet Explorer
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
Windows Explorer
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
Local Security Authority
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Service control process
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Service host process
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2004, 12:27:29 AM »

Hi Bish,

I am very sorry to leave you hanging for so long.  I've been out of commission with headaches for awhile & wasn't able to get back to you.

I'm sure pac's is working by now, but just in case it isn't I'm going to attach the startup list I downloaded from there in the past.  Now you will always have it and won't have to wait on dopes like me to get back to you. Grin

As always, if you have any questions, just post back.




Download Attachment: startups_all.zip 263.31 KB
Right click and select Save Target As... then rename the file as shown here and save.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2004, 11:33:12 AM »

hi dizzy, still struggling to come to terms with. i know which programs / process i dont need but how do u stop them. i have gone into msconfig.exe and to start up and de selected items. i am still running 30 processes and CPU usuage is higher. !!???
help please .
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