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What Programs are Running on XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dog Lover, Apr 18, 2004.

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  1. Dog Lover

    Dog Lover Thread Starter

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    I KNOW THAT THIS MAY BE AN OLD TOPIC, BUT HOW CAN I CHECK TO SEE WHAT PROGRAMS ARE RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND.
    WHEN MY OLD PC RUNNING AT 450Mhz DIED,I GOT A DELL RUNNING AT 2.2+ GIG's. INSTEAD OF THE 'BLAZING SPEED' THAT I HOPED FOR,THIS CRITTER SEEMS TO RUN SLOWER THAN THE OLD ONE. XP ISNT ALL I HOPED FOR.

    ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
    Dog Lover
     
  2. Trag

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    You can press ctrl-alt-delete to bring up the task manager. If there aren't many programs running there, select the processes tab. You probably won't know what most of them are, so check this site out to find the names. Possible reasons for the slowdown are: Lack of ram, Viruses or spyware. Go to Windows Update to update your computer, then download spybot, update it and run it. Also, get a good virus scanner too. And finally, don't type all in caps, it makes people really annoyed.

    Joel
     
  3. WILDFYRE

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    Check out www.blackviper.com for a complete list of start-up programs and information on the ones you can safely disable. (y)
     
  4. rude

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    Also try Start/Run type msconfig ok. Have a look at the startup tab these are all programs and other things that start up when windows starts up. Strictly speaking,you don't really have to have anything in there.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.
     
  5. Dog Lover

    Dog Lover Thread Starter

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    THANKS TO "TRAG,RUDE,AND WILDFIRE FOR YOUR HELP'.
    TRAG,I'M TRULY SORRY THAT I HAVE CAUSED YOU ANY DISCOMFORT BY USING CAPITAL LETTERS, BUT THE FACT IS THAT I AM 94 YEARS OLD AND AM HAVING SOME LOSS OF VISION.
    AGAIN, I TRULY APOLOGIZE FOR HAVING ANNOYED YOU.
    SINCERELY;
    GF
    Dog Lover
     
  6. gaftop1

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    don't apologize. everybody's happy to help. enjoy your computer
     
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