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Old 04-10-2005, 01:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now I have 40 background processes thats eating up 75% of my memory while idle and I want to shut down some but I don't know which ones I can safely turn off. Here is the list, any recommendations?



I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2.
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Old 04-10-2005, 05:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it's good to see that the memoptimizer.exe is doing a good job
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i would start with the program that you can see.

what's sitting in your systemtray?

i'm there are some icons over there.

check your startup folder and see what's in there.

then try "msconfig" all of those are safe to uncheck if you wish.

look at the command line and see where the proccess is coming from.
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Old 04-10-2005, 10:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Non Essential Processes

quickset.exe - Dell Quickset
1Xconfig.exe - SCM MicroSystems Helper
I8kfan.exe - Dell Inspiron fan control
memoptimizer.exe - part of 2003 Tuneup Utilities

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Essential Processes

rundll32.exe - essential Windows component
apoint.exe - component for alps touch pad
nod32kui.exe - anti-virus
explorer.exe - essential Windows component
alg.exe - essential Windows component
svchost.exe - essential Windows Component
apntex.exe - Alps Pointing-device Driver
tcpsvcs.exe - Windows networking component
outpost.exe - Outpost Firewall
nvsvc32.exe - NVIDIA Driver Helper Service
nod32krn.exe - anti-virus
inetinfo.exe - IIS Admin Service Helper
schedul2.exe - scheduler process for Acronis True Image
msdtc.exe - part of Microsoft Personal Web Server
spoolsv.exe - handles printing
mqtgsvc.exe - Message Queuing Triggers Service
zcfgsvc.exe - Intel NIC Configuration Tool
lsass.exe - essential Windows component
services.exe - essential Windows component
winlogon.exe - essential Windows component
csrss.exe - essential Windows component
smss.exe - essential Windows component
taskmgr - essential Windows component
wdfmgr.exe - part of WMP 10
snmp.exe - related to Local Area Networking

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Optional Processes to remove

RegSrvc.exe - Intel Communications Service, installed alongside
Intel ProSet network communication products.
dkservice.exe - Executive Software Diskeeper
s24evmon.exe - gives you acces to wireless network interface devices configurations and diagnostics
mqsvc.exe - Microsoft Message Queue Server

Use "msconfig" at the "run box" to disable what you want and / or use the Windows add/remove programs to remove any unwanted programs. You'll pick up 37.464 k of memory with both "non essential and optional" processes stopped. The best advice I could give is to add more RAM to your note-book. RAM is cheap and would serve you better than closing a few processes that will only make a negligable difference in the long run.
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Hello,

You're complaining!!! I have 51 processes on Windows XP! Including the Task Manager when open. However my system runs fine (or is it not achieving its potential :amazed: :freak: ).

...I haven't really thought about processes until know...

...off to MSCONFIG then .
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Non Essential Processes

quickset.exe - Dell Quickset
1Xconfig.exe - SCM MicroSystems Helper
I8kfan.exe - Dell Inspiron fan control
memoptimizer.exe - part of 2003 Tuneup Utilities

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Essential Processes

rundll32.exe - essential Windows component
apoint.exe - component for alps touch pad
nod32kui.exe - anti-virus
explorer.exe - essential Windows component
alg.exe - essential Windows component
svchost.exe - essential Windows Component
apntex.exe - Alps Pointing-device Driver
tcpsvcs.exe - Windows networking component
outpost.exe - Outpost Firewall
nvsvc32.exe - NVIDIA Driver Helper Service
nod32krn.exe - anti-virus
inetinfo.exe - IIS Admin Service Helper
schedul2.exe - scheduler process for Acronis True Image
msdtc.exe - part of Microsoft Personal Web Server
spoolsv.exe - handles printing
mqtgsvc.exe - Message Queuing Triggers Service
zcfgsvc.exe - Intel NIC Configuration Tool
lsass.exe - essential Windows component
services.exe - essential Windows component
winlogon.exe - essential Windows component
csrss.exe - essential Windows component
smss.exe - essential Windows component
taskmgr - essential Windows component
wdfmgr.exe - part of WMP 10
snmp.exe - related to Local Area Networking

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Optional Processes to remove

RegSrvc.exe - Intel Communications Service, installed alongside
Intel ProSet network communication products.
dkservice.exe - Executive Software Diskeeper
s24evmon.exe - gives you acces to wireless network interface devices configurations and diagnostics
mqsvc.exe - Microsoft Message Queue Server

Use "msconfig" at the "run box" to disable what you want and / or use the Windows add/remove programs to remove any unwanted programs. You'll pick up 37.464 k of memory with both "non essential and optional" processes stopped. The best advice I could give is to add more RAM to your note-book. RAM is cheap and would serve you better than closing a few processes that will only make a negligable difference in the long run.
wow..i've just learned a lot
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My p3 1Ghz with 256Ram

im fairly sure all my running processors are ok:
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Old 04-11-2005, 07:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here
http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/a/

I had a site that was much better than this but I lost it. If I find it ill post.
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here is a great site to check running processes. It tells you what they are, do and product/company they are asscociated with.

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