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Connections Agent


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kalyhan

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Is anyone familiar with the Compaq Connections Agent? Is this something I can disable without
issue? I'm running Win XP on a brand new Presario SR1720NX.

The PC is locking up when I try to install Java updates. I've had issues in the past with Compaq-grown tools and I see that this connections agent is constantly running in the background.

Suggestions??

Thank You!
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Nait Dawg

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My first sudgestion to anyone who just bought a brand new factory built computer from Dell, HP, Compaq, or Sony. Whipe the drive and reinstall windows. *laughs* Just way too much junk that they put on there that you don't need. Already bogs your system down. But...if you don't want to go through the hassel of that. Then go to start and to run and type in ms config. Then click on the startup tab at the top. There shouldn't be too many things in there. Uncheck any compaq ones or .exe programs you simply don't care about having at startup. You could even dissable everything. Be careful with that though....if you dissable everything in startup any antivirus or antispyware programs that are already installed will not run at startup.

Note: Compaq preinstalled programs often have an HP at the begining since they are owned and opperated by hewlitt packard these days. So all compaq programs are HP related.
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Couldn't agree more!! If I knew a great deal more, I would disable everything just about. I definately want to disable all of HP/Compaq "garbage" that is not necessary to running Win XP.

Are you familiar with the Connections Agent specifically? What is it's purpose?

Thanks again!
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I'm not intimately familiar with it, I'm sure someone else around here could tell you exactly what it does inside and out. What I do know about it, is that it has something to do with the ISP providers already installed on your computer. Either that or it monitors your network connections to make sure everything is running...trouble is....windows already does that better. So it's mostly an anoyance and a slow down. I do know....you don't need it....and most people wouldn't want it if they knew it was there.
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