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Question Regarding Task Manager Readings.

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#1 dc3


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Posted 14 October 2005 - 09:58 AM

What is a reasonable amount of processes running during normal operation? The task manager is showing 36 processes and the CPU usage at about 18% when on line, is this within normal parameters?

If I can disable some of these processes will increase the speed of my startup? My machine is an older one, slot A motherboard, Athlon CPU, 192MB RAM, and Windows 2K Pro. I recently replaced my old 40GB maxtor hdd with a 200GB hdd, and as I added programs I noticed that it was taking longer to start, some of these processes are essential as I understand it, how can I find out which of these processes can be disabled?

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 10:33 AM

36 processes is not a whole lot, but 18% just web searching is probably high. Can you provide a list of running processes?

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 10:46 AM

At the top of this page, click Startup Programs.
There you can do a search of all of your startup programs, and find out if they need to run at startup, or not.
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