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    Question ctrl+alt+del taskbar programs?

    Hi,
    I've always wondered what all the programs running were on my ctrl+alt+del taskbar were. I run 98se and the programs running are:
    ccapp
    hpgs2wnd
    loadqm
    hphmon04
    osa
    findfast
    rundii32
    hpg2wnf
    incd
    alunotify
    hpztsb05

    I just wonder if any of you know what these programs are and if I'll get increased performance if I turn them off(obviously not explorer or systray).
    Thanks! John

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    rundii32 seems to be a virus.. so you'd better run some antivirus checking software to be safe

    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/archivo.shtml

    ccapp or ccapp.exe
    Associated with Norton AntiVirus 2003, which runs auto-protect and email checking facilities. Without this service, both facilities cannot function correctly.

    Better Leave this on then i think..


    hpgs2wnd

    Background tasks installed by the HP Share-to-Web software. HP?s Share-to-Web software enables the end-user to transfer pictures and images directly from their HP scanner, all-in-one multifunctional printer, or digital camera, to HP-recommended secure online photo sharing providers. These providers provide services such as secure online photo sharing, photo reprints, creation and sending of electronic or printed greetings, online document and file sharing, online backup of important files.

    I'd disable this myself, seems pretty pointless having it running in the background unless you send photos over the internet via this software..


    Process File: loadqm or loadqm.exe
    Process Name: MSN Queue Manager Loader
    Description: MSN Queue Manager Loader, a service that is installed with MSN Explorer and MSN Messenger. It can use a lot of system resources.

    Disable this and just run MSN explorer or messenger when you need to.


    Process File: osa or osa.exe & findfast or findfast.exe
    Process Name: Office Startup Assistant
    Description: Microsoft Office Startup Assistant that is loaded at start-up and improves performance by handling automation, Office fonts, certain Office commands, and Outlook notification.

    Only run this when you need to use OFFICE.

    alunotify
    Part of Norton antivirus so i'd leave it running myself


    incd
    Seems to be a part of NERO burning software, i'd suggest disabling this as you can run nero when you need to burn a CD so whats the point of running it in the background all the time



    Some background processes that run on windows can be found here on this website so have a look
    http://www.liutilities.com/products/...processlibrary

    Cant find out what hpg2wnf or hpztsb05 is though


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    Thanks, I mispelt rundii32 it should be rundll32 but i'll check anyway thanks for your quick reply. D oyou reckon I will get any performance boost from disabling the programs you mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest
    incd
    Seems to be a part of NERO burning software, i'd suggest disabling this as you can run nero when you need to burn a CD so whats the point of running it in the background all the time
    Hope this helps you
    InCD allows you to drag and drop files to a CDRW as though using a floppy drive. Depends on whether you use that functionality or not.

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    hpg2wnf or hpztsb05

    i think these are amongst the five hundred or so random processes that hewlett packard all-in-ones like to run.

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    I have 15 processes running all the time. Afaik, this is the amount an XP system should run without any poop.

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    this is a 98 system. 98 should ahve 2 running sans poop - explorer & systray

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnr892
    Thanks, I mispelt rundii32 it should be rundll32 but i'll check anyway thanks for your quick reply. D oyou reckon I will get any performance boost from disabling the programs you mentioned?
    I think you will see a small difference, i find that it really depends on how much memory you have on your PC and what operating system you use.

    i.e.
    Windows XP needs a minimum of 256 ram to run properly, when you have 10-15 different programs starting up when your PC load's into windows these programs can take up large lumps of this memory, programs like MSN messenger use 3 megabytes minimum to run imagine each process is using a similiar amount so say you have 10 programs that would mean windows has used 30MB's already so it will degrade performance

    Windows 98-ME need a minimum of 64-128 ram to run so will not be affected to much from background processes, but still it is nice to remove them if they are not needed.

    What you will suffer with is CPU cycles being used by these background processes making your PC feel a little sluggish.

    The best thing you can do is run msconfig and disable the programs that run at start-up that you dont use regularly and then see if you have problems because they are not running and if you do have problems then just re-enable them again

    Goto the 'Start' button then goto 'Run'

    Type msconfig

    A menu should appear goto the tab 'Startup'

    Take the ticks off any programs you dont want to run at start-up and then press apply then close

    You should get a message saying you should restart your PC for the changes to take effect, press 'Yes' if your ready for a restart 'No' if you are not.

    Then after a restart see how your PC runs with out these programs starting and if there is problems just run msconfig again and put the tick back in the offending programs box.



    If your PC still feels sluggish or slower than it used to, other good things to do are run a registry cleaner, clean you HD of junk and old files and defragment your PC once a month.

    Registry cleaner (Shareware)
    http://mrswizard.com/reg_cleaner.htm
    System mechanic (Shareware)
    http://www.iolo.com/sm/

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    InCD allows you to drag and drop files to a CDRW as though using a floppy drive. Depends on whether you use that functionality or not.
    Thanks nichomach, well johnnr892 if you dont use this feature then you should disable it as well.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks for the advice ravens nest!

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    no problem m8 lets us know if it helps you
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