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Old 10-02-2004, 05:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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when my computer is idle, it has 25 processes, it is a sony vio, a newer model, so it should be fats, but it is running pretty slow and the video capability is VERY slow...please help!!!!!
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25 processes is not a lot. mine runs smoothly with a normal excess of 35+ processes, so its not necessarily your number of processes running. could be adware/spyware, low ram, shared ram with vid processor, an AV that runs a heavy load on the sys.

in task manager, what are the name of the processes that are taking up the most ram?
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when did this start?
first scan for virus/spyware and make sure u have the latest videocard drivers.
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The registry is your friend. Since I have no adware/spyware this is what is running.



25 processes is 15 too many.
Delete the registry keys that are starting the processes, under HKLM\RUN
HKCU\RUN
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ok, there are a lot of proccess, but they aren't taking any of the cp usage, is this ok??? also i have ad aware, spy sweeper, hijack this, stopzilla, registry mechanic, this might be a dumb question, but are there any programs to download to speed up my video, i try and waqtch a movie, but it runs really choppy unless i leave it normal size. what can i do??? thanks for the advice!!!

it is a vio, pentium 4 2.8 , 440 mb of ram,windows xp
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I would try to remove programs that you are not using and check msconfig
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I have anywhere from 35 to 48 processes at one time at any given time. It's normal for my computers.
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me too, that screenshot of 11 processes above is like insane......my computer would crash if I eliminated it down to that few.
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You can find information on the processes by clicking 'Startup Applications List' in my signature.
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Okay, go to www.google.com and type the name of the process e.g. explorer.exe and have it search for that. Look for a result that in the link it says something like this http://www.liutilities.com/products/...rary/explorer/

Now go through all your processes and type them all in google like i just did and that will tell you what is good and what is bad.
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