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Alright, so is there anyway to help reduce your processes? I have set up msconfig, and only have around 12 programs starting up when my computer starts. I know that is quite a few, but the new McAfee I just bought uses about 4. (I know McAfee isn't the greatest security software but I have been using it flawlessly for a long time so that is why I like it.) I have AIM starting up, that is a preference, and I have the recguard, my nvidia controls, quicklaunch controls, and a couple other for my HP laptops extra features. However, I just checked, and I have 68 PROCESSSES running! That's a lot. Is there any other way other than msconfig to reduce background running processes, or any software which automatically does this?

Also, another thing. Whenever I use msconfig, I get an error saying "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes." I have no idea why this is coming. I am the only Administrator on this computer (excluding the generic Microsoft Administrator in XP.). Also, when I log onto safe mode and change startup settings using the administrator account, I still get the same error. I ran the control userpassword2 system users utility and it has my account as an Administrator. I have even restored my whole system using the restore disks that are oem. I didn't have this error message before, but all of a sudden it is coming. Anyone know why?
 

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12 items make for a long startup. i only have symantec av in msconfig/startup and get to the desktop in 45 secs.
 

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Yea, well the reason there are so many for McAfee is because I bought the total protection which really is a 10-1. There is the spam, virus, firewall, registry cleaner, pc optimizer, wireless network adjuster, a data backup feature, and a lot of other sweet stuff...
 

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Also, there is a feature which shows a green bar at the bottom of the screen when you adjust your volume. this is an hp process, and i do not want to end it. i am not sure exactly which one it is though...
 

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Anyone know why this happens?

s4baz said:
Also, another thing. Whenever I use msconfig, I get an error saying "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes." I have no idea why this is coming. I am the only Administrator on this computer (excluding the generic Microsoft Administrator in XP.). Also, when I log onto safe mode and change startup settings using the administrator account, I still get the same error. I ran the control userpassword2 system users utility and it has my account as an Administrator. I have even restored my whole system using the restore disks that are oem. I didn't have this error message before, but all of a sudden it is coming. Anyone know why?
 
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I had this error message appear everytime I tried to use msconfig after installing IE7. After uninstalling IE7 and reverting back to IE6, I could use msconfig without the error message appearing.

I then did a registry hack to keep IE7 from downloading on my system automatically. When the bugs are out of IE7, I may download it again manually. IE7 may or may not be the cause of the error message in your case. Sometimes msconfig acting this way can be caused by a trojan. Have you run spyware/virus scans lately?
 

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well either way i restored my whole computer... so it has to be ie7
 
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