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#1 macdadluke23

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:25 PM

Can someone tell me how I can permanetly delete a process that is running in the background. When I go to task manager I see I have 74 processes running and it is eating my cpu/ram usage.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:34 PM

Start > type msconfig in the search box. Open msconfig. Under Startup tab, disable any and all processes that you do not necessarrily need to start with Windows. It appears that your machine could use a little tweaking in the auto-start realm.
It may also help to uninstall programs that you do not use.

Edited by bludgard, 04 October 2011 - 09:34 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:34 PM

'msconfig" should never be used as a startup control: http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-326313-3250465
74 processes is nothing extraordinary.

No processes should be killed randomly.
All processes are created either by Windows or startups.
There must be a reason for your high CPU usage and we need to find out what the reason is instead of messing around and killing random processes.

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
Attach the file to your next reply.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:22 AM

Hey Broni here is the attatch file hope this helps

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:23 AM

here is the file forgot to attatch it

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:31 AM

'msconfig" should never be used as a startup control:


I suppose that is one school of thought. I was merely suggesting an onboard troubleshooter (that is the reason System Configuration was integrated into Windows). I do admit that some of my responses are a bit terse and should be expounded upon.

I shall bow out gracefully. :wink:

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:39 AM

Your CPU usage looks perfectly fine.
System Idle Process (CPU NOT used) is listed at 98.94%.

What does make you think you do have high CPU usage?

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:59 PM

hey broni here is another scan om my process.Just let you know the cpu% keeps changing from 33% to 56% periodically and i do not have nothing running except internet explorer

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:01 PM

Also can you tell me how to kill these other process or tell me which ones i need to keep

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:17 PM

Killing processes won't do anything because of type of processes eating up your CPU cycles.
Something else is going on there.

Check Primary and Secondary IDE settings: Device Manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers -> Primary or Secondary IDE Channel -> Properties -> Advanced Settings. Look at the Current Transfer Mode field.
See, if it's in PIO mode instead of DMA mode.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

This might be of some help.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-System-Configuration




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