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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BumontheRun, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. BumontheRun

    BumontheRun Thread Starter

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    I have windows xp home. Under my username when i press ctrl+alt+delete and under processes there are a lot of things running. Most are "SYSTEM" under username.

    One program is svchost.exe and there is about 5 of these. I can not end some of them because it says they're system files and are needed to run or something.

    Also under a different username (not mine) they don't have all these. I want to know how to get rid of these so they don't take up all my RAM.

    I tried creating a new username but still has the programs.

    If you want a list of all the processes just ask.
     
  2. Linkmaster

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    Hi BumontheRun,
    Go to start, run, type in msconfig
    Then ok
    Click on startup tab
    See what is checked and post. Check the path for the svchost programs running and post
     
  3. BumontheRun

    BumontheRun Thread Starter

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    I've done that. None of the system files are checked for startup. Do you want a list of them?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    It's normal to have between 25 and 40 processes running in a typical W2K/XP system. I just checked this system, running W2K, and I have 46 processes running, including four svchost.exe instances. This is normal operation. I wouldn't be too concerned as long as when the system is idle that the idle task is hitting the high 90's in CPU usage.
     
  5. Linkmaster

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    Ok BumontheRun,
    Check and see what services are running , then go here to see which ones you can set to manual. I have windows 2000 here at home and have just 13 services running on auto.
    You can also go here to see what tasks are running and what they are.
     
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