amount of processes running on statup ?

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September 1, 2009 at 06:56:42
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 3070 MB
I have 54 procsses running on startup via Task Manager (Ctrl/Alt/Delete) ! Then after logging onto internet it jumps to about 59 and stays at that amount unless I open another application. Is this a acceptable amount or over the top . I have mulitble svchost.exe running under the processes tab . Any information on the subject greatly appreciated . Also can someone tell me how to copy and paste a expanded tree of the Windows Explorer listings ,it appears I have many redundant folders listed . Iam trying to figure out why my PC has recently slowed down considerably ,most noticable when on internet . I have the lastest ver of CCleaner and use it often to clear out all the temp files and even the index.dat folder & scan registry for obsolete keys etc. All replies grealty apprecaited !
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September 1, 2009 at 07:05:07
It varies from user to user - nothing really to worry about unless the CPU is running high. The post at the link below should enlighten you.

As for the multiple svchost processes, read this thread.


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September 1, 2009 at 07:21:38
To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
Task List Programs
The Process Library
And To have more RAM available at startup,
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

None are really needed for the normal working of the computer. They are programs running in the background.

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September 1, 2009 at 08:30:21
I try to keep my home system running as lean as possible. I believe I have about 30-40 processes running at startup (I'm not at home so I can't check). My work computer currently has 61 processes running but that includes a few programs I'm running. My work Toughbook which is currently sitting idle has 77 processes running. Our field laptops/tablets generally have over 80 processes running.

There are *probably* numerous programs that you can disable from pre-loading & then just start them on an as-needed basis. You can use MSCONFIG to enable/disable startup processes or if you have CCleaner installed, click Tools > Startup.

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September 1, 2009 at 11:52:21
A friend of mine had the same problem last Saturday.Eventually we found the problem to be in Internet Explorer. She had about 19-20 Add-ons enabled. After going to Tools/Manage Addons and disable all addons she was back up to speed.She said she had no idea how they got there.


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