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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:35 PM

Hello,

I need help to solve an occasion slow computer. The short of it is that if I do a right click on a file within Windows Explorer it takes around four seconds or longer just for the context menu to appear. It is hard to know how long the computer acts this way, but just guessing it will do this for an hour sometimes. Other times it will take three to four seconds to do a refresh screen. It seems my computer does not use all the resources (4 Gb of RAM) it should have available to it.

By the way, I just came from the forum, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hp?showforum=22, and the topic is http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...=244313&hl= which is now closed. In it we tried to eliminate the possibility of a virus/malware/spyware. It was suggested, after an exhaustive effort, that I start a topic here.

Is there a free program I can run when the computer is slow as described above to identify why the computer is "choking" at times? I saw PC Magazine has a program like this. See http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2341617,00.asp. Too bad I am not a member or I would have tried to run this on the computer. Any one know of something like this or better and for free?

Thank you.

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Edited by fra John Mary, 28 August 2009 - 09:02 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:03 PM

Please download and run Process Explorer

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx

Under file and save as, create a log and post here

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:55 PM

ave Maria!

Thanks for your post.

Here is the log:

Process PID CPU Description Company Name
System Idle Process 0 87.88
Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts
DPCs n/a 0.76 Deferred Procedure Calls
System 4
smss.exe 1012 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation
csrss.exe 1052 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation
winlogon.exe 1080 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation
services.exe 1140 0.76 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation
ati2evxx.exe 1368 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.
svchost.exe 1392 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1516 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1684 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1820 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
wscntfy.exe 2728 Windows Security Center Notification App Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1984 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
spoolsv.exe 308 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation
ACService.exe 1304 ArcSoft Connect Service ArcSoft Inc.
AppleMobileDeviceService.exe 1452 Apple Mobile Device Service Apple Inc.
avp.exe 1592
mDNSResponder.exe 1612 Bonjour Service Apple Inc.
IAANTMon.exe 212 RAID Monitor Intel Corporation
locator.exe 364 Rpc Locator Microsoft Corporation
sprtsvc.exe 568 SupportSoft Agent Service SupportSoft, Inc.
svchost.exe 756 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
searchindexer.exe 1904 Microsoft Windows Search Indexer Microsoft Corporation
alg.exe 3768 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 3840 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
FNPLicensingService.exe 2448 Activation Licensing Service Macrovision Europe Ltd.
iPodService.exe 4608 iPodService Module Apple Inc.
lsass.exe 1152 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation
explorer.exe 2148 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation
IAAnotif.exe 3032 Event Monitor User Notification Tool Intel Corporation
DLACTRLW.EXE 3592 Drive Letter Access Component Sonic Solutions
bigclock.exe 3776 Big Free Clock Contact Plus Software
Acrotray.exe 3848 AcroTray Adobe Systems Inc.
ACDaemon.exe 3964 ArcSoft Connect Daemon ArcSoft Inc.
FLVSrvc.exe 4028 FLV Service for Ask and Record Toolbar Applian Technologies, Inc.
GBMAgent.exe 1952 Genie Backup Agent Genie-soft
jusched.exe 2120 Java™ Platform SE binary Sun Microsystems, Inc.
avp.exe 1000
sprtcmd.exe 1812 SupportSoft, Inc.
ctfmon.exe 1800 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation
FreeRAM XP Pro.exe 3332 FreeRAM XP Pro (YourWare Solutions) YourWare Solutions ™
OUTLOOK.EXE 1884 Microsoft Office Outlook Microsoft Corporation
WINWORD.EXE 5608 Microsoft Office Word Microsoft Corporation
Acrobat.exe 3236 Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Adobe Systems Incorporated
ISUSPM.exe 2476 Macrovision Software Manager Macrovision Corporation
GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe 2348 GoogleToolbarNotifier Google Inc.
Launchy.exe 816
WindowsSearch.exe 876 Windows Search System Tray Microsoft Corporation
yac.exe 3280 YAC: Yet Another Caller ID Program - Win32 Sunflowerhead Software
Skype.exe 2788 Skype Skype Technologies S.A.
skypePM.exe 3532 Skype Extras Manager Skype Technologies
JetMM.exe 864 jetMailMonitor JetAudio, Inc.
kirbyalarmpro.exe 3188 Kirby Alarm Pro Kirby Software
chrome.exe 2848 3.79 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 1808 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 2524 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 3140 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 5596 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 3556 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 5952 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 5048 Google Chrome Google Inc.
realplay.exe 2996 RealPlayer RealNetworks, Inc.
realsched.exe 5288 RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc.
InDesign.exe 5996 3.03 Adobe InDesign CS3 Adobe Systems Incorporated
notepad.exe 3772 Notepad2
procexp.exe 4416 3.79 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
GoogleCrashHandler.exe 2960 Google Installer Google Inc.

I have open a bunch of programs. I hope you can make your way thru all this.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:09 PM

Hi fra John Mary,

Throughout the day your Computer processes start and cease . I don't want to preempt garmanma's response, but you do have a lot of processes running.

Just browsing over your processes from the Process Explorer log i see for example a program called:
FreeRAM XP Pro.exe 3332 FreeRAM XP Pro (YourWare Solutions) YourWare Solutions .
With 4 GB's of RAM I'm wondering why you need a RAM Defragmenter installed ?
See Here as an Example



As a indicator when the Computer "slows" you may look at "Task Manager", either by Right Clicking on your Task bar and selecting "Task Manager", OR, hitting Ctrl+Shift+ Esc on your Keyboard, and checking the Processes TAB, make a note of any processes using a large amount of Memory resources, and the Performance Tab, checking how much RAM your System is using. When the "Choke" occurs is the best time to check your resources. Also, when your machine is working well check and see what differences you see as a comparison .

Becoming familiar with resources running on your machine is a simple task, and sheds light on what is going on.

Again, looking at your list of processes you may be in need of doing some house keeping of high intensive processes of installed third party programs installed.

garmanma will obviously take you through steps to help you, please excuse me poking my nose in, your thread caught my eye as I was browsing the boards. :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:14 PM

@Uluru_2

garmanma will obviously take you through steps to help you, please excuse me poking my nose in, your thread caught my eye as I was browsing the boards

By all means please post your thoughts. That's what a community forum is all about

@fra John Mary
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:49 PM

By looking back at your post this site it appears you are running XP-Home. I don't thing that XP-Home or Pro will run 4 gigs of ram. Like Uluru_2 has asked what is FreeRAM XP Pro. Try this. Right click on My computer go to properties and tell us what it indicates your ram is. You could also down load CPUZ and get more info about your ram and post them.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:31 AM

FWIW: Either version of 32-bit XP (Home or Pro) will run 4GB of RAM.

I have two systems, each has 4GB of RAM installed, with 3.37GB reflected as currently available when I do the My Computer/Properties check. And I have onboard video.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:38 AM

Hi fra John Mary,
I looked at your profile to get some idea of what purpose your Computer serves you.

[I use this computer for publishing books and covers (InDesign & Photoshop CS3) for the Academy of the Immaculate books]
Dell Dimension DXP051, Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz 2.99 GHz, 4.00 GB Ram; Windows XP Home Ver. 2002, SP3

Things start to become clear, why so many high resource applications running (?), your working very hard at achieving an important job.

If you're still interested in pursuing the stability of your Computer performance, I would be happy to look further at logs of , moreso Installed Programmes, Running Processes, and Uninstall Listing than Malware searches, and step by step ask whether you NEED and REQUIRE certain third party programs.

Publishing books and covers is one thing, and can be high resource Computing, but your Computer is powerful enough to do such, thus an unravelling of processes using the list above asked from you by garmanma (Process Explorer), and supplemental tests could be very fruitful.
Looking at a few other processes running: bigclock.exe is a process\r belonging to Big Free Clock\r from Contact Plus Software\r http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/bigclock/

DLACTRLW.EXE
Name: DLA
Filename: DLACTRLW.EXE
Description: Related to Sonic CD/DVD burning applications.
DLACTRLW.exe

Many programs like to take a hold of your Computer resources, far varying reasons, I suspect we can trim some Auto Start entries, and restore CPU and Memory back to tasks you'd like to run.
For example System restore, when the computer is Idle will try to run and create a Restore point. If all these excessive programs don't give SR a chance to run after about three days it will just GRAB resources, which may explain the "Choking" effect you experience. Things like Printers, CD Writing cue, Update checks, etc. can all rob you of Computer Resources.


Also as Layback Bear said:

Try this. Right click on My computer go to properties and tell us what it indicates your ram is.

For Example
Your Log above immediately states :

Process PID CPU Description Company Name
System Idle Process 0 87.88
Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts
DPCs n/a 0.76 Deferred Procedure Calls

A Deferred Procedure Call (DPC) is a Windows operating system mechanism which allows high-priority tasks (e.g. an interrupt handler) to defer required but lower-priority tasks for later execution. This permits device drivers and other low-level event consumers to perform the high-priority part of their processing quickly, and schedule non-critical additional processing for execution at a lower priority.

System 4
I'll list the Microsoft processes, roughly, and the Third Party stuff in different colors so as to be a lot more visually comprehendable.
smss.exe 1012 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation
csrss.exe 1052 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation
winlogon.exe 1080 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation
services.exe 1140 0.76 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation
ati2evxx.exe 1368 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.
svchost.exe 1392 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1516 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1684 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1820 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
wscntfy.exe 2728 Windows Security Center Notification App Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1984 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
spoolsv.exe 308 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

ACService.exe 1304 ArcSoft Connect Service ArcSoft Inc.
AppleMobileDeviceService.exe 1452 Apple Mobile Device Service Apple Inc.
avp.exe 1592
mDNSResponder.exe 1612 Bonjour Service Apple Inc.
IAANTMon.exe 212 RAID Monitor Intel Corporation
locator.exe 364 Rpc Locator Microsoft Corporation
sprtsvc.exe 568 SupportSoft Agent Service SupportSoft, Inc.

svchost.exe 756 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
searchindexer.exe 1904 Microsoft Windows Search Indexer Microsoft Corporation
alg.exe 3768 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 3840 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

FNPLicensingService.exe 2448 Activation Licensing Service Macrovision Europe Ltd.
iPodService.exe 4608 iPodService Module Apple Inc.

lsass.exe 1152 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation
explorer.exe 2148 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation
IAAnotif.exe 3032 Event Monitor User Notification Tool Intel Corporation
DLACTRLW.EXE 3592 Drive Letter Access Component Sonic Solutions
bigclock.exe 3776 Big Free Clock Contact Plus Software
Acrotray.exe 3848 AcroTray Adobe Systems Inc.
ACDaemon.exe 3964 ArcSoft Connect Daemon ArcSoft Inc.
FLVSrvc.exe 4028 FLV Service for Ask and Record Toolbar Applian Technologies, Inc.
GBMAgent.exe 1952 Genie Backup Agent Genie-soft
jusched.exe 2120 Java™ Platform SE binary Sun Microsystems, Inc.
avp.exe 1000
sprtcmd.exe 1812 SupportSoft, Inc.

ctfmon.exe 1800 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation
FreeRAM XP Pro.exe 3332 FreeRAM XP Pro (YourWare Solutions) YourWare Solutions ™
OUTLOOK.EXE 1884 Microsoft Office Outlook Microsoft Corporation
WINWORD.EXE 5608 Microsoft Office Word Microsoft Corporation

Acrobat.exe 3236 Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Adobe Systems Incorporated
ISUSPM.exe 2476 Macrovision Software Manager Macrovision Corporation
GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe 2348 GoogleToolbarNotifier Google Inc.
Launchy.exe 816

WindowsSearch.exe 876 Windows Search System Tray Microsoft Corporation
yac.exe 3280 YAC: Yet Another Caller ID Program - Win32 Sunflowerhead Software
Skype.exe 2788 Skype Skype Technologies S.A.
skypePM.exe 3532 Skype Extras Manager Skype Technologies
JetMM.exe 864 jetMailMonitor JetAudio, Inc.
kirbyalarmpro.exe 3188 Kirby Alarm Pro Kirby Software
chrome.exe 2848 3.79 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 1808 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 2524 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 3140 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 5596 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 3556 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 5952 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 5048 Google Chrome Google Inc.
realplay.exe 2996 RealPlayer RealNetworks, Inc.
realsched.exe 5288 RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc.
InDesign.exe 5996 3.03 Adobe InDesign CS3 Adobe Systems Incorporated

notepad.exe 3772 Notepad2
procexp.exe 4416 3.79 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
GoogleCrashHandler.exe 2960 Google Installer Google Inc.


I have open a bunch of programs. I hope you can make your way thru all this.
The point i'm trying to make is the Computer can be overwhelmed with requests to do things, and if there is no spare memory, or CPU cycles to give the whole thing just glues itself up.

We can remedy this with some "housekeeping", as tedious as it all sounds, pretty quick and simple :thumbsup:

Edited by garmanma, 02 September 2009 - 05:33 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:30 AM

Ave Maria!

Hello,

Thank you for the responses and advice.

To start, I wanted to give what was asked first, the properties of MyComputer:

Attached File  Properties_MyComputer1.jpg   53.73KB   17 downloads

It looks to me I am missing 1 Gb.

What should I do next?

Thanks.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:44 PM

The RAM figure presented in your graphic...is misleading, it does not represent the amount of RAM installed.

To see the amount of RAM installed...Start/Run...type msinfo32 and hit Enter. Last line in the window to the right...Total Phyical Memory.

The differential between that number and what's reflected at My Computer/Properties...is the fact that onboard video and a few essential Windows functions use some RAM and these amounts are taken away from the installed to produce the figure reflected in Computer/Properties right-click.

Better explanation follows, courtesy of http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/XPMyths.html.

"Myth - "Windows XP does not support 4GB of RAM"

Reality - "On any 32-bit Operating System (not only Windows), you only have access to 4GB of address space by default. A 32-bit Operating System can actually handle 4GB of memory. The issue is the way in which the hardware allocates memory for its own resources. The hardware needs to allocate memory space to use for things like the PCI bus, BIOS, the video card and others. It allocates this from the address space presented to it, which is not necessarily the same as the amount of physical RAM installed. Also of note, it allocates this memory from top to bottom. The problem is, when you have 4GB of RAM installed, the amount of physical memory installed is the same as the address space. If you have 4GB RAM, and the hardware needs to allocate a large chunk of memory for its own use, and it does this from top to bottom, the memory that is blocked off starts at 4GB and allocates downwards. So, the final amount of RAM the OS will be able to see is the difference. This is because when it actually allocates for the physical RAM in the system, it has to skip the chunk that was blocked off by the hardware. Since a 32-bit OS can only see 4GB, the rest of the RAM is invisible because it is above the 4GB barrier. By using the /PAE switch, you enable the OS to see above this barrier, and you can see all of your RAM, sometimes. The real problem comes back to hardware. The OS can only handle whatever resources are shown to it by the hardware BIOS. If the hardware does not support a large enough addressing range, then it simply won't report anything above that so the OS is in the dark. If the hardware supports 36-bit PAE Intel Extensions or the AMD equivalent, and you use an OS that supports PAE, you should be able to enable both and see all of the RAM."


I looked at some of the processes you have running. I can't say that there is anything dramatically wrong with your selection of programs to install but I will say...every time that you install a piece of fluff on your system, there's a good chance that you are also installing an unnecessary startup item (some update opportunity/monitor that is not really needed/useful).

With every piece of fluff that you install...that's another set of files which can go wrong and possibly cripple your system.

http://www.file.net/process/searchindexer.exe.html

If you have installed Windows Search 4.0, I suggest you uninstall it, if you have XP. Since you are posting in the XP forum...I'll assume that you are running XP. This program was created for Vista, not XP...and has been known to result in system slowdowns, if nothing else.

You have ATI video so problems may pop up at any time. ATI inflicts a number of files on a system and when some of these files become damaged, they create "mysterious" problems that may seem to have no cause. Usually involves more troubleshooting by user. If no indication of problem, assume all is well.

I would remove/change the configuration for: ACService.exe 1304 ArcSoft Connect Service ArcSoft Inc. This is probably an update service for installed graphics software, no reason for it to be running all the time, I would remove it from the startup items.

AppleMobileDeviceService.exe 1452 Apple Mobile Device Service Apple Inc. avp.exe 1592 Not sure what this is, take a read at http://www.what-is-exe.com/filenames/apple...ervice-exe.html.

mDNSResponder.exe 1612 Bonjour Service Apple Inc. I suggest uninstalling this, http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/0...nsresponderexe/

searchindexer.exe 1904 Microsoft Windows Search Indexer Microsoft Corporation If you have Windows Search 4.0 installed, I suggest uninstalling it.

Acrotray.exe 3848 AcroTray Adobe Systems Inc. I would eliminate this, but I don't know what programs you have installed (I don't install Adobe programs, other than Flash...I don't like the way Adobe strews files on a system).

ACDaemon.exe 3964 ArcSoft Connect Daemon ArcSoft Inc. Remove from startup.

FLVSrvc.exe 4028 FLV Service for Ask and Record Toolbar Applian Technologies, Inc. I would remove this because I find all toolbars to be more of a pain than any are worth.

FreeRAM XP Pro.exe 3332 FreeRAM XP Pro (YourWare Solutions) YourWare Solutions RAM optimizer? I would suggest uninstalling.

GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe 2348 GoogleToolbarNotifier Google Inc. Another toolbar.

Launchy.exe 816 Another program installed of dubious value.

JetMM.exe 864 jetMailMonitor JetAudio, Inc.

realplay.exe 2996 RealPlayer RealNetworks, Inc. AND realsched.exe 5288 RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc. Unless something has changed, Real, Adobe, Quicktime and iTunes...head my list of Most Unwanted :thumbsup:.

After reviewing all that you have installed and running...I have to say that you should be grateful that it only goes slowly occasionally, you have some real resource hogs installed :flowers:.

Generally speaking, you probably need to review your Startup items, using an application called Autoruns.

You need only be concerned with the Logon tab, do not change anything on the others.

Eliminating/disabling an item in startup does nothing but remove it from starting/running when the system boot. The program/process is still available via normal use of the program, it's just not "warming up" forever.

AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:58 PM

Hello,

I have worked at accomplishing nearly if not all the items given by Louis in Post #10. I did them in increments to see if any specific one turned out to be the culprit. The last program I removed was the Windows Desktop Search 4.0.

I am now testing it and will be reporting back with another post.

I did install AutoRuns. It and Process Explorer seem to be really handy programs.

Here is another log of Process Explorer:

Process PID CPU Description Company Name
System Idle Process 0 96.21
Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts
DPCs n/a Deferred Procedure Calls
System 4
smss.exe 1012 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation
csrss.exe 1052 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation
winlogon.exe 1080 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation
services.exe 1132 0.76 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation
ati2evxx.exe 1364 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.
svchost.exe 1392 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1512 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1680 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1832 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
wscntfy.exe 3220 Windows Security Center Notification App Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1960 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
spoolsv.exe 248 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation
avp.exe 672
IAANTMon.exe 788 RAID Monitor Intel Corporation
locator.exe 836 Rpc Locator Microsoft Corporation
sprtsvc.exe 1468 SupportSoft Agent Service SupportSoft, Inc.
svchost.exe 1692 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
alg.exe 3212 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 2764 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
FNPLicensingService.exe 3164 Activation Licensing Service Macrovision Europe Ltd.
lsass.exe 1144 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation
explorer.exe 2144 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation
IAAnotif.exe 1788 Event Monitor User Notification Tool Intel Corporation
DLACTRLW.EXE 1864 Drive Letter Access Component Sonic Solutions
Acrotray.exe 1936 AcroTray Adobe Systems Inc.
jusched.exe 2444 Java™ Platform SE binary Sun Microsystems, Inc.
avp.exe 2420
sprtcmd.exe 2628 SupportSoft, Inc.
ctfmon.exe 576 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation
ISUSPM.exe 2824 Macrovision Software Manager Macrovision Corporation
Launchy.exe 3024
yac.exe 3172 YAC: Yet Another Caller ID Program - Win32 Sunflowerhead Software
Skype.exe 3600 Skype Skype Technologies S.A.
skypePM.exe 328 Skype Extras Manager Skype Technologies
JetMM.exe 2304 jetMailMonitor JetAudio, Inc.
kirbyalarmpro.exe 3972 Kirby Alarm Pro Kirby Software
chrome.exe 2924 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 428 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 480 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 1428 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 2168 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 3940 Google Chrome Google Inc.
chrome.exe 2500 Google Chrome Google Inc.
InDesign.exe 3532 2.27 Adobe InDesign CS3 Adobe Systems Incorporated
OUTLOOK.EXE 2672 Microsoft Office Outlook Microsoft Corporation
procexp.exe 2908 0.76 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
GoogleCrashHandler.exe 3488 Google Installer Google Inc.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:49 PM

No mater weather one has 1 gig, 2 gigs, or more. All systems allocates memory for different things. My system has 3 gigs and many things use allocated memory but my system still shows 3 gigs of ram. I would put 4 gigs or more in if some one could show me how to use it. I like RAM. Start up items would be the first place I would make changes. Like hamluis has mentioned those programs that you choose not to start up on a boot are still there for your use when you want them.




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