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pc tech question #305937
10/22/08 11:30 AM
10/22/08 11:30 AM
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tacogirl Offline OP
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I know that it is probably not the best way to ask for tech help but I am wondering what anyone might know about processes running on lap top.

My laptop has been a bit slow and I know it is time for a clean up. It froze up today and I did ctrl alt del to see if i could end some processes and cut down the load and I saw there were 60 running that seems high to me.

I would like to find how how I can lean which ones it is ok to delete.


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Re: pc tech question [Re: tacogirl] #305940
10/22/08 11:34 AM
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60 processes is not abnormal. Download yourself a trial copy of Kaspersky Internet Security and run it on your system and see if that helps.

Re: pc tech question [Re: tacogirl] #305942
10/22/08 11:35 AM
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tech Tran. Chippi
you know the DVD place on front street.
magician with lap tops


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Re: pc tech question [Re: elbert] #305962
10/22/08 12:42 PM
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also look at the lower rt hand corner - see what is open and running that can be exited out of.

Re: pc tech question [Re: sweetjane] #305983
10/22/08 02:02 PM
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Start->Run

type "msconfig"

go the the startup tab. Deselect anything that doesn't look like your antivirus program.

You'll then have to reboot the machine.

A message will pop up when it reboots telling you that you've altered your startup - just check "don't tell me again" and click OK

What this does is turns off that rodeo or processes that have inserted themselves into your boot scripts. This does NOT delete the programs. If you want to run something, you can start it yourself.

This will undoubtedly help you. Good luck.

Re: pc tech question [Re: Caye Connect] #306005
10/22/08 02:47 PM
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tacogirl Offline OP
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Thanks for all the help. :)Will see if I can get this machine less sluggish.


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Re: pc tech question [Re: Caye Connect] #306011
10/22/08 03:03 PM
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Alex, how do I do this with Vista?

Re: pc tech question [Re: chunkyruth] #306013
10/22/08 03:09 PM
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Start/Search/msconfig

Re: pc tech question [Re: Caye Connect] #306041
10/22/08 06:00 PM
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if you have the question, what is this ____ process?

http://www.what-process.com/


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Re: pc tech question [Re: DitchDocDiver] #306048
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GBZ39 Offline
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Don't know if you've done this.

From Start....programs....accessories...system tools..Disk Cleanup

Follow same to Disk Defragmenter

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