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several programs won't leave memory

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by KungFuJew, Jul 13, 2006.

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  1. KungFuJew

    KungFuJew Thread Starter

    Jul 5, 2005
    I tried everything to get rid of these start up programs that weasel their way into the statup of windows. they get deleted but come right back after a reboot. other programs that got turned off don't do that. please help

    creative volume control
    lexmark printer all in one center
    ituned helper
    ati control bar

    anyway to permanently get rid of them from starting up

    i tried several programs with no luck

    norton util


    Thanks, alex
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    You have to be careful about what you take out of startup. These programs are all needed

    quicktime = It is a movie program and if you want it out there is an options box in the program that you would take the tick out of run at startup
    creative volume control = needed for the sound to work properly
    lexmark printer all in one center - needed for the printer all-in-one to work properly
    ituned helper help for ituned - probably un-installing itunes
    ati control bar = for your video to display properly remove it and video might go south.

    That is the low down.
  3. Kitch


    Mar 26, 2005
    I took the sound & video controls out of my startup a long time ago. It doesn't stop them working & I can still access them through Control Panel when needed.

    All I have in startup is AV & Firewall.
  4. inuyasha320


    Jul 8, 2005
    1, go to start

    2, click on run

    3, type in msconfig

    4, click on selective startup

    5, uncheck the box that says load startup items

    6, click on the tab that says services

    7, then click on the box that says hide all microsoft services

    8, then uncheck everything in the list but the tiems with the name of your virus scan, firewall and anything that has the letters lxcc

    9, apply and click ok then restart

    the quick time startup items that you have is the quicktime task, it is useless and is a reasource hog when handeling certain content.

    if you can do with out the quicktime player, i recomend you uninstall it and then install quicktime alternative http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm

    it has all the features of quicktime with out the reasource hoging because all it has are the codecs and you use another pleyer wike windows media or VLC to play the quicktime video (PS it also has a feature that allows you to view quicktime content on websites, It also has a much lower cpu usage than the origional quicktime player

    things that use to take 70-80% cpu usage, now play smoothly at under 10% cpu usage

    Some advantages compared to QuickTime player :

    - Quick and easy install
    - It's easy to make an unattended installation
    - No background processes
    - Use a player of your own choice
    - Low on resources
    - Smaller size (quoted from the website )

    and if you hate real player theres also this

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