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#1 lar212

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:31 AM

Hi, I'm Lar212, new to this site and pretty new to solving my computer's problems. Resently bought DriverCure and downloaded all the new/updated software for my HP pavilon 8000 laptop. Since then, it has been running even slower and now there is a program that shows running everytime I and/or a co-user of the computer log on to our parts of the computer (so 2 programs running if both are logged on).

Any ideas on how to find which programs are active and how to turn them off so I can make my computer run faster again?

Thanks....

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#2 Keithuk

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:15 AM

Welcome to BC lar.

Any ideas on how to find which programs are active and how to turn them off so I can make my computer run faster again?


What makes you think this a programming problem? I think you've posted in the wrong forum.

You haven't stated your operating system. If you want to find what process are running then I suggest you use Process Explorer its free. There is another program that I would suggest but I'm not allowed to tell you about it on here. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:21 PM

As keithuk said you have not stated your os.... With windows use Ctrl+Alt+Delete... Go the the processes tab... With Linux... open your terminal and type "ps -A"
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:08 AM

With windows use Ctrl+Alt+Delete... Go the the processes tab...


Yes but you still won't see everything thats running e.g. dll's in processes whereas Process Explorer does. :thumbsup:

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#5 lar212

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:11 AM

Thanks guys, tried the alt, cont, del. Except for system idyle process, CPU use was zero on everything else. I'll try to download Process Explorer later today. Wish me luck. Lar




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