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Why Is Task Mgr. List Longer Than System Configration List


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#1 Needinhelp

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:30 AM

Like so many, I need help with a slowing computer, and appreciate your site. Would someone please tell me why my Task Mgr. Processes list showed 54, and the System Configeration Utility showed only 23 that were checked? I already unchecked 14 of those, & have shutdown several times since, and now have 47 processes showing in Task Mgr. (??) Do I simply use the definitions on sysinfo.org and delete what I determine in Task Mgr? I wonder why the lists do not match?

Also, can someone suggest the best computer cleanup program, free, or otherwise for a medium knowledge user? And, I am wondering what my virtual memory should be at. I have a 1.7, with currently 640 MB ram. (I had to take out one stick when I learned the slot is bad). What should it be when I bring it back to 1 GH. I am running XP Pro, Ser. Pk 2. ..........Thanks!

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 11:48 PM

Task Manage shows running processes - System Configuration shows several things in it's Startup and it's Services tabs.
The svchost.exe processes house (typically) between 1 and 25 other processes running beneath one instance of it.

The System Configuration tool is designed for troubleshooting, not for tuning your system. For tuning I'd suggest this free application: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx

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