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#1 1up2down

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:48 AM

Hi everyone

I'm looking for a program that will automatically shut down and restart selected processes whenever I start programs that require a lot of resources. At the moment I am running a program called FS AutoStart whenever I use my flight simulator. It tells me which processes are safe to have automatically shut down whenever I start the flight simulator. It also gives you a choice of which of the processes to turn back on when I've finished using the FS. However, this autostart program appears to be limited to FS only. I need one that will do the same sort of job no matter what programs I intend using.

Does anyone have suggestions?

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:21 PM

Sounds to me like more of a bsod, go to My Computer>Control Panel>System Go to the advanced tab and click on the recovery option, make sure that auto restart is not clicked. If it is not clicked in the first place, I would check to make sure your card is not close to overheating, make sure you have enough cooling options going.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:34 PM

Ahem. The original poster is not discussing a problem with running his computer, but rather wants to know if there is an application that will allow her/him to shut off unnecessary processes when loading up a resource hungry program and that will allow him/her to turn those processes back on when closing that program.

I haven't heard of such an application, but that doesn't mean there isn't one. It would certainly be an intriguing option for those, like me, who have lesser amounts of RAM.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 04:24 PM

I don;t know of any such progrma either, but if one exisats there's a good chance you'll find it at CNET Download.com.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:24 PM

I don;t know of any such progrma either, but if one exisats there's a good chance you'll find it at CNET Download.com.


Thanks a lot. I will have a look at that link and let you know what I find. Sounds as though others could benefit from such a program too. If there's one for Flight Simulators, I'm sure there has to be others, even if they are not freeware like FS AutoStart.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 08:17 PM

The same ones at cnet are at download.com too - just a few.

Do a search for process manager.

Be careful what you disable though - you can hose your system if you disable the wrong ones.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 08:21 PM

hi, all,

FSAutoStart, a popular utility for users of Microsoft Flight Simulator to maximize system performance, has now been released in a new version. It is a utility not just for Flight Simulator users, but for users of any application that needs as much resources your computer can offer.

seems like this version is what you're looking for:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-...AutoStart.shtml

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 11:38 PM

The same ones at cnet are at download.com too - just a few.

Do a search for process manager.

Be careful what you disable though - you can hose your system if you disable the wrong ones.

CNET only has one download site. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:07 AM

At cnet:
Process Manager 1
Check your system's performance and manage the running processes. Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Download now
Advance Process Manager 1.0
Manage various processes run by your computer. Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download now
Complete Process Manager 1.1
Detect invisible applications which are running in the background or start automatically. Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download now



At download.com
Process Manager 1
Check your system's performance and manage the running processes. Read editor's review...

CNET review:
3 star rating
09/19/2005 3,931

Download icon Download Now
Advance Process Manager 1.0
Manage various processes run by your computer. Read editor's review...

CNET review:
3 star rating
03/31/2005 1,974

Download icon Download Now
arrow Buy now
Complete Process Manager 1.1
Detect invisible applications which are running in the background or start automatically.

Both searches were for process manager.
You may not have looked far down enough at cnet - it was towards the bottom of the page.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:16 AM

It sounds to me like you want a miracle.

why not just use the computer to play Freecell.
That way, the shutdown startup stuff, isn't so much of a problem.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 09:30 AM

Great find rubiconeye! Here's a link to the author's page: http://www.kensalter.com/fsautostart/

EDIT: I thought it looked familiar to me! After a quick read, it appears to be a hardware profile manager. I do this with my laptop to boot to different configurations for wireless, wired, and no network connection.

To do this on your system, set the system up for the profile that you want (stopping the services, etc) and then save it as a hardware profile with a special name (Hardware tab in the System applet of Control Panel).

Then, on boot, you'll be able to select the profile that you want.

Edited by usasma, 24 September 2006 - 09:34 AM.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:08 PM

Thanks everyone. Just what I wanted. Didn't realise they had upgraded my old version of FS AutoStart to handle other programs. Even my old link to the download came up as unfound. Will download it right now and give it a try, thanks again.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:40 PM

It sounds to me like you want a miracle.

why not just use the computer to play Freecell.
That way, the shutdown startup stuff, isn't so much of a problem.

Sidhil
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Yes, I guess your right about wanting a miracle. I want my computer to run perfectly all the time without all the hassle of manually defragging and all the other things you need to do. So I go for programs that do it all for me automatically. Only trouble is, that means having lots of little programs running in the background. So when using programs that need a lot of resources, what could be better than having a program that turns all the other little programs on and off automatically. I don't mind the odd game of Freecell, but the grandchildren think it's boring and want all the latest fast moving games. Some so demanding that they will not even run without shutting everything down that can be shut down. You should try AutoStart sometime, in a way it is a miracle.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:23 PM

At cnet:
Process Manager 1
Check your system's performance and manage the running processes. Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Download now
Advance Process Manager 1.0
Manage various processes run by your computer. Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download now
Complete Process Manager 1.1
Detect invisible applications which are running in the background or start automatically. Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download now



At download.com
Process Manager 1
Check your system's performance and manage the running processes. Read editor's review...

CNET review:
3 star rating
09/19/2005 3,931

Download icon Download Now
Advance Process Manager 1.0
Manage various processes run by your computer. Read editor's review...

CNET review:
3 star rating
03/31/2005 1,974

Download icon Download Now
arrow Buy now
Complete Process Manager 1.1
Detect invisible applications which are running in the background or start automatically.

Both searches were for process manager.
You may not have looked far down enough at cnet - it was towards the bottom of the page.


Did you happen to notice how your search results were the same at both sites? That's because they are the same.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:00 AM

FWIW - try the old link again. I think that the site was down for a while - because I couldn't get to it either. I tried again yesterday and it worked then.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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