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Task manager not ending processes..HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lost1980, Jan 18, 2009.

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  1. lost1980

    lost1980 Thread Starter

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    Hi all

    I have no idea whats wrong with my laptop, and each time internet explorer crasheds, or firefox crashes, i cant do anything. Laptop slows down, or freezes, i go to task manager to end these processes, but they dont end, and i do it from the applications tab as well as processes :S :S :S sometimes 2 of the same application shows on the applications tab, both not repsonding, and it doesnt endddddddd..i have to shut down my laptop the non safe way eevery half hour i think , as this happens every half hour...please helppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp :eek:
     
  2. hrlow2

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    A little info on your machine would help a great deal.
    Make and model, amount of RAM installed, what OS is being used.
    How many processes or programs are running?
     
  3. lost1980

    lost1980 Thread Starter

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    Hiya...

    Its a dell laptop - inspiron 1501
    AMD turion tm 64 Mobile
    1.99Ghz
    448MB ram
    56GB HD
    Windows xp


    51 processes are running
     
  4. hrlow2

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    Your RAM could stand some improvement. What is showing is barely adequate for XP, especially while doing several things at once. If possible, install more to at least double the current amount.
    51 running processes? I currently have only 23 and that includes firewall, network interface, antispyware, browser. I would guess that there are quite a few on yours that could be trimmed off. That would increase your boot speed a great deal.
     
  5. Rich-M

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    That sounds more like a bad hard drive even though the memory is insufficient also.
     
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