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#1 geosey111


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Posted 18 July 2006 - 10:55 AM

I noticed that the status of some of my services stopped, can I safely uncheck these services from starting up all together or which services do I definately need? (such as programs and or windows system services?
also I've got a system mechanic fixit program installed with a service that illiminates duplicate files, how can you tell which ones to remove? I don't think they are complete duplicates.

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:22 AM

Hello geosey111

We need to know the specific service name before advising you to change its configuration. Some are safe to stop while others can cause problems with your system.

You should carefully read the following guidelines by BlackViper to learn about services, what they do and how to safely configure them.
Windows XP Home and Professional Service Pack 2 Services 411
Windows XP Home and Professional Service Pack 2 Service Configurations

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:27 AM

See if this helps:
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:49 PM

Be careful because it is normal to see some services running more than once, in fact, several times, for proper function of your system.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:40 AM

Just a word of advice - don't mess with svchost.exe services until you've seen what's running "underneath" them.
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