hello everybody i'm wondering if some one can give me some advice on reducing the programs in the task manager at present i've got 33 programs running. i cleared some by going into msconfig then start up and taking the tick out of all the programs except avg anti virus and zone alarm fire wall, that took about 16 out but it still leaves me with 33, taking them out has freed up a bit of memory ram but i still won't to free up some more.
the trouble is i don't no what the programs are and most have just 00 in the cpu, the computer has only 512 mb of ram installed with about 150 mb of unused ram
i'm running window xp home edition out look express 6 and internet explorer 7 i've just got (avg anti virus and zone alarm fire wall both the free editions, would be most gratefull if some one can point me in the right direction
many thanks grahame 10