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Task Manager Shows 106 Processes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mr M, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. Mr M

    Mr M Thread Starter

    Dec 31, 2006
    People tell me that 106 processes means something is wrong. Only two or three show numbers (low numbers) under the column "CPU". I have MANY applications installed in my system.

    Does 106 processes still mean there's a problem even if I have MANY applications? The system doesn't run slow; it only starts up slow.

    I use a SONY VAIO AR250G with XP SP2.:eek:
  2. karbo

    karbo Banned

    Sep 2, 2003
    I think you could kill a lot of Startup programs. It would increase your boot speed.

    Post a HJT log and we'll assist you in deleting unnecessary entries.
  3. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    I'm sure you could clean up a third to half of them just by unchecking them in startup and never miss them but it doesn't mean there is a problem. It can't help but start slow but as long as they can all co-exist and there is plenty of resources available...I'm up to 96 processes and 999,985 files (who knows, could be over a million now) on one system and it's not problem.

    Anyone that likes a tidy ship is cringing at the both of us though.
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