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drumthrasher 07-23-2006 06:20 PM

in the processes tab of the task manager, i have about 50 processes, many of which aren't even in the msconfig>startup thing. is there a way i can start/unstart these processes?

PerfectSK 07-23-2006 07:25 PM

Re: Processes
Right click them, and click end process.

MarxSoccer 07-23-2006 07:33 PM

Re: Processes
Processes have nothing to do with startup items


Name: Filemon

This program allows you to moniter exactly which processes are reading/writing which files. This is a great tool even for new users simply because common sense comes into play a lot...for example, if you see "firefox.exe" is reading from the file "passwords.txt," you're going to be a bit suspicious.

drumthrasher 07-23-2006 07:52 PM

Re: Processes
thats kinda neat, but i want to be able to not make some of the processes not come up anymore...that might sound a bit wierd...

Atomic Rooster 07-23-2006 07:58 PM

Re: Processes
In Windows XP go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. There you can select the services you don't want running and choose their start-up type. Just right click on the service and select Properties. :D

drumthrasher 07-24-2006 09:13 PM

Re: Processes
k. i'm not too sure of anything i want to stop/disable...

shawn_selig29 07-24-2006 09:49 PM

Re: Processes
i've learned from my mistakes, that if u don't know what your disabling ask... cause i also tried to tweak my xp...but i screwed it up so bad had to format and re-install windows

drumthrasher 07-24-2006 10:03 PM

Re: Processes
ooooooooookay...i only disabled 2 things...i should be okay...i hope i am.

MarxSoccer 07-24-2006 10:25 PM

Re: Processes
Use common sense. Google the process name. You will be able to learn what it is, and whether it's safe to get rid of it or not

drumthrasher 07-24-2006 10:27 PM

Re: Processes
the 2 i got rid of where:
remote registry

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