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Slow laptop - too many processes running at once


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#1 superb33s

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:44 PM

Hello - my laptop has been slow lately. I opened task manager and have 57 processes running at the same time - I cannot really identify what these are except for that all/most of them are .exe files. I've run my virus-scan and also run spysweeper and still can't get under the 57.

I have a screen shot I'll attach. Can someone help me and tell me how to fix this issue? What is the normal amount of processes that should be running? My computer keeps locking up.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:17 PM

There's only about 19 processes showing in your screen shot. Could you attach a screenshot after you click on the "Show process from all users" button?

The only one's that I'd suggest removing (on the current screenshot) are the AOL/AIM and Adobe Flash one's.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:21 PM

Sorry about that. Here you go.

Please, someone help.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 06:37 AM

My concern here is with the number of instances of the task scheduler (taskeng.exe) that are running - do you have that many tasks running?

FWIW, I've got 66 processes running on my system. I only have 3 taskeng.exe processes running. I've got 12 svchost.exe processes also.

None of the processes seems out of line - so I suspect that the issue isn't due to too many processes running - rather that your system is limited by one of the resources on the system.

I'd suggest clicking on the View menu item, then on Select columns. Check the box to show I/O Reads and then click OK to accept the changes. Then double click on the I/O Reads column in Task Manager to sort that column by size. Let us know the top entries and their image names (what we're looking for here are numbers that are significantly higher than the normal I/O Reads).
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 03:12 PM

Hi. I don't even know what task scheduler is. So I don't understand your question or knowingly have that many running, whatever they are. I did what you said and made a new screen shot. Does this tell you anything? Thank you so much for helping me!

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 03:31 PM

It says that your Trend Network Security software (TmPfw.exe) is taking up a lot of time while reading your hard drive. If it wasn't doing a scan at that time, I'd suspect that it may be corrupted. If so, then I'd suggest uninstalling it and reinstalling it.
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