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Programs Running In Background

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#1 dbonniwell


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Posted 14 October 2007 - 04:20 AM

Oblivion does not like programs running in the background. I would like to see what they are and perhaps disable.
Can anyone instruct me on this issue?

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#2 tuxmaster


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Posted 14 October 2007 - 04:47 AM

Hello dbonniwell,

Most computers have programs running at startup. You can see what is there by doing the following:

Click on start
Click on run
Type in msconfig
Click on the startup tab.

However be warned that some may be needed for your computer to work.

From the command column you can search the file on the Bleeping Computer's Startup Program Database to see what they are it even gives recommendation on what to do with them.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 02:09 PM

If you have Windows Defender installed, you can also just click on one of the tools to see all programs/processes running at any time.

There's always something running in the background in Windows and I'm sure that there are other Windows users that run that game. Many of those processes don't occupy enough resources to interrupt a game on a system with sufficient memory and in good working order.


Perhaps you're looking in the wrong area for answers, your cause/effect theory may be wrong.


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:04 AM

What video card are you using?
How big is you PSU?
How much RAM do you have?

To see what applications are running at the time you can open Task Manager, click on Application and it will show everything that is running at that time.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:23 AM

You can download and use Process Explorer or Glarysoft Process Manager to investigate all running processes and gather additional information to identify and resolve problems. These tools will show the process CPU usage, a description and its path location. If you right-click on the file in question and select properties, you will see more details about the file.

The Process Explorer window shows two panes by default: the upper pane is always a process list and the bottom pane either shows the list of DLLs loaded into the process selected in the upper pane, or the list of operating system resource handles (files, Registry keys, synchronization objects) the process has open. In the menu at the top select View > Lower Pane View to change between DLLs and Handles.

If you have XP Pro, you can use Tasklist to display a list of active processes.
Go to Start > Run and type: cmd
press Ok
At the command prompt type: tasklist /svc >c:\taskList.txt
press Enter

Go to Start > Run and type: C:\taskList.txt
press Ok to view the list of processes

The /SVC switch shows the list of active services in each process. For help and syntax information, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
tasklist /?
or see: Syntax options

You can also use the WMI command-line utility to view and list processes.
Go to Start > Run and type: cmd
press Ok
At the command prompt type: WMIC /OUTPUT:C:\ProcessList.txt PROCESS get Caption,Commandline,Processid
or: WMIC /OUTPUT:C:\ProcessList.txt path win32_process get Caption,Processid,Commandline
press Enter

Go to Start > Run and type: C:\ProcessList.txt
press Ok to view the details of all the processes.

If you don't recognize the file, search the name using Google, BC's File Database, File Research Center or the Process ID Database. Also see How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process.

If you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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