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62 processes on startup!


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Hi

I am running a Fujitsu Siemens netbook - and on startup 62 processes are running - how can I reduce it?

Attached please find my startuplist.txt file for your information.

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Processes are better left alone.
62 processes, especially on a laptop are not that unusual.
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your log looks normal.

the only thing that really needs to be starting automatically is AV or Firewall software. everything else can be removed.

Edited by Ectech, 03 June 2009 - 11:33 AM.

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everything else can be removed

Well, this not true. Some startups are needed, especially in laptop's case.
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If bluetooth is needed then yes you are correct.

From the standpoint of a netbook however, running with not so much resources, keeping only the essentials will help increase performance.
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These are his startups:

OpenOffice.org 3.1.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
Windows Search.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe
RTHDCPL = RTHDCPL.EXE
Alcmtr = ALCMTR.EXE
IgfxTray = C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
HotKeysCmds = C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
Persistence = C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
SynTPStart = C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
FIC HotKey = C:\Program Files\Hotkey Utility\tray.exe
UCam_Menu = "c:\Program Files\CyberLink\YouCam\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "c:\Program Files\CyberLink\YouCam" update "Software\CyberLink\YouCam\1.0"
BluetoothAuthenticationAgent = rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
Norman ZANDA = "C:\Program Files\Norman\Npm\Bin\ZLH.EXE" /LOAD /SPLASH
PowerManager = C:\Program Files\Power Manager\PM.exe
NPCTray = C:\Program Files\Norman\npc\bin\npc_tray.exe /LOAD
Adobe Reader Speed Launcher = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
VTP = C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Via The Phone\VodafoneLauncher.exe watcher
SunJavaUpdateSched = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
ctfmon.exe = C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
ISUSPM = "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Macrovision\FLEXnet Connect\6\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
PC Suite Tray = "C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.exe" -onlytray

Only those in bold can be safely disabled.
The others are needed, either by default, or by user's needs.
ctfmon.exe is only needed, if more than one language is used in MS Office; if not needed, it can be only removed by "CTFMON Remover".
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It looks like more ram will be the solution if I can't remove some of this. I notice Norman security suite is leaving quite a lot of process running. Would AVG be less of a problem instead of Norman?
The FS diagnostic programme is also a big memory hog - 68MB.
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How much RAM do you have?
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1G - my actual problem is the delay experienced with graphics intensive programmes - during this CPU load varies between 50 and 100% and indicated memory usage between 700 to 800MB. Perhaps not enough remaining for the graphics function?
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Take a snapshot, using the program listed below, when you're using those intensive programs...

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.micro...s/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
Attach the file to your next reply.
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