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Too many processes running in Windows XP - Help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by emster21, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. emster21

    emster21 Thread Starter

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    My Task Manager shows too many processes running on my Windows XP Dell laptop. This is just when I have started the computer and have not yet even opened any program or done anything else.

    I am attaching screengrabs of my Task Manager (had to take two screenshots because there are so many processes). Please please help me by telling me which processes are not necessary and how to stop them from starting automatically at start-up. Please be specific about the process and how to stop each of these unnecessary processes. Thank you so much!
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  3. flavallee

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    Click Start, then type MSCONFIG in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.
    When the small "System Configuration Utility" window appears, click the "Startup" tab.
    Write down ONLY the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.
    If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.
    Submit those names here in a vertical list.
    Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.

    Click Start, then type SERVICES.MSC in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.
    When the "Services" window appears, expand it so you can see the list more clearly.
    Write down ONLY the names in the "Name" column that have their startup type set on Automatic and Automatic (Delayed Start).
    If the "Name" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.
    Submit those names here in a vertical list and in alphabetical order.
    Make sure to spell them correctly.

    Note: If you prefer to submit images, that's even better.

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    What's the model name and model number of that Dell laptop?
    What's the exact 7-character "service tag" number on it?

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  4. emster21

    emster21 Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your reply. As per your instructions, I have taken the pics of the MSCONFIG's Startup Tab and the Services window and here are the two screenshots:
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  5. flavallee

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    Uncheck these startup entries:
    igfxtray
    hkcmd
    igfxpers
    qttask
    hpgs2wnd
    GoogleToolbarNotifier

    After you're done, click Apply - OK/Close - Exit Without Restart.

    Double-click these service entries, one at a time, to open its properties window, then change "Startup Type" to Manual, then click Apply:
    Computer Browser
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    Error Reporting Service
    Fax
    (unless you actually use it)
    Google Update Service
    Help And Support
    HID Input Service
    Java Quick Starter
    Machine Debug Manager
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Secondary Logon
    WebClient

    Note: Change Remote Registry to Disabled.

    After you're done, restart the computer.
    When the small System Configuration Utility window appears during restart, ignore its message.
    Put a checkmark in the box in the lower left, then click Apply - OK to close it.

    Run the computer for awhile to make sure everything is stil working okay.
    The number of running processes should be lower, and startup time should be shorter.

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  6. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    We know nothing about that Dell, so do the following in it.
    Also advise us what the 7-character "service tag" number on it is.

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
    Information about your Dell will appear.
    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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  7. emster21

    emster21 Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much for your guidance! I followed your instructions and now the number of processes running has decreased but there still are quite lot of them running. Are there any more unnecessary services that I can disable safely?
     
  8. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Okay, good. (y)
    I didn't advise you to disable any service entries. I advised you to change their startup type to "Manual".
    I'm sure there are others that can be changed, but I'm not there to determine which ones you actually need and use.

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  10. sukusnairss

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    Open Task Manager and see all processes running

    Open Notepad type the command as mentioned, mind the space
    Better copy the command mentioned below to notepad

    Now replace "MoboRoboDeviceService.exe" with the process name mentioned
    add next line with the next process you whant to kill
    Like that mention all the process one by one.

    taskkill /F /IM MoboRoboDeviceService.exe /T


    Save the file as Kill.bat

    Just double click the .bat file when your system starting completes.
     
  11. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    emster21 hasn't replied back in about 17 days, so any further comments and advice from us may be a waste of time.

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