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Thread: What Is All Of This Crap Running In Xp?

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    I know a chunk of this stuff is for XP and a few devices, but it sure looks like a lot, compared to Win98-SE.


    Some items that may need to be running:
    - GeForce4 MMX 440
    - USB 2.0 drivers
    - ATI TV Wonder capture
    - HP multimedia keyboard (HPMMKBD.EXE)
    - DSL
    - Office 2000

    My StartUP directory is empty. My MSCONFIG Startup is very clean, except for a few neccessary XP OS components. I used AdAware.

    My PC loads immediately when I turn it on, but a lot of major Windows components don't activate until a few long minutes later, such as Internet Explorer, DSL Log on, Device Manager, etc.. this only happens one time, that is, the time when the PC is actually powered up.

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    You could try going to Black Viper's Web Site.
    It has a guide to what services are essential and what services can be turned off.

    http://www.blackviper.com/

    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

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    your CPU usage level is at zero percent in that picture.

    i doubt you have anything to worry about.

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    most of those system processes all need to be running, maybe a few could be turned off. Some if u try to end them, will force a restart, depending on what it is.... system process wise.

    i would be curious as to what dell oem crap you are letting ur system run... odds are if it comes preload by the manufacturer, i could very well be turned off, or gotten around.

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    Originally posted by Schmiggy_JK23@23 July 2003 - 00:35
    .....i would be curious as to what dell oem crap you are letting ur system run... odds are if it comes preload by the manufacturer, i could very well be turned off, or gotten around.
    I don't have any DELL products on my PC. I built my PC myself. But I think you are right, most of those processes are needed (compared to a clean install of XP).

    -Thanks

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    Originally posted by Schmiggy_JK23@22 July 2003 - 23:35
    i would be curious as to what dell oem crap you are letting ur system run... odds are if it comes preload by the manufacturer, i could very well be turned off, or gotten around.
    either he installed from an OEM Windows disc that was intended for a Dell computer, or he's just trying to confuse us by making his user name "Dell Customer."

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    Originally posted by 3RA1N1AC+23 July 2003 - 10:30--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (3RA1N1AC @ 23 July 2003 - 10:30)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Schmiggy_JK23@22 July 2003 - 23:35
    i would be curious as to what dell oem crap you are letting ur system run... odds are if it comes preload by the manufacturer, i could very well be turned off, or gotten around.
    either he installed from an OEM Windows disc that was intended for a Dell computer, or he&#39;s just trying to confuse us by making his user name "Dell Customer." [/b][/quote]
    The reason why I use "DELL Customer" as my PC name, is that if I used my real name &#39;&#39;John Smith", there may be the slight chance that I would have a "copied" program on my computer and inadvertently register it.

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    I use Black Viper&#39;s site to check for services that I could disable, but I still had some unknown programs running in the background. I found a list that tells what they are at answersthatwork.com. Here is a sample :
    HpmmKbd
    HpmmKbd.exe

    (Hewlett-Packard)
    Hewlett-Packardís multimedia keyboard driver which enables the end-user to use the automation features of the HP multimedia keyboard.

    Recommendation :
    There are a few reports of conflicts with some applications.&nbsp; If you are trying to troubleshoot unexplained problems, disable using Startup Manager.
    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pa...es/tasklist.htm

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    Friggin&#39; Bill Gates has slyly integrated some of those services so that they have to run otherwise some vital services may fail.
    many can be disabled but there seems to be a price you have to pay.
    Go to Black Vipers web page.

    I hate XP&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;
    It&#39;s like Adware/Spyware that you have no choice but to use.
    I&#39;m seriously thinking of going back to 98 or me.

    I just don&#39;t understand how so many people on this board like it.
    They must not know what&#39;s really going on&#33;

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    Sorry ...double post

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