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Windows 7: Computer Idling at 55% Ram Usage

06 Nov 2010   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Archie

I haven't a clue what to keep or disable. If you can help go ahead.

Mike


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06 Nov 2010   #12
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Archie

There shouldn't be two java.exe running either should there? Seems odd anyway.
i dont know tbh mate its maybe a chrome thing , i dont use it myself
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06 Nov 2010   #13
Singley

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Start up screen shot is attached.

Do you know how to stop processes from starting by themselves? Obviously the 143 is an issue.


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06 Nov 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I posted to see if Stormy13 is busy. Maybe he might know where to start at least.

Singley

Nothing broke just too many applications running. I have 72 running you have 140 something.

Some of them can be uninstalled or disabled. The right ones. None of the Windows.

I think we need a Pro. We have some so we wait to get one here.
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06 Nov 2010   #15
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

ok in msconfig (i linked to it earlier it contains a list of all programs that start with windows) you want to be looking in the startup tab now everything in there can be safely disabled (without affecting your windows install) but some things you may want too keep for example your anti virus maybe there you dont want to disable that from starting when you boot , but you will most likely find many other things in there you can do without (in your case about 100 things my running processes currently at 41 for example)

Now most of the time its easy to spot what each entry does for example Logitech setpoint would be your mouse/keyboard drivers something you could disable unless of course you have programmable keys on your mouse you use everyday , disabling that would most likely render them useless (im trying to give you some idea of what startup programs are and what they do so you can decide what you do and dont need)

any entries you cant figure out just google and all will be revealed

to disable any entry its as simple as removing the check from the box and clicking apply and rebooting

now for the next bit...........there is another tab "services" look under services BUT the first thing you MUST do is put a check in the box at the bottom that says "hide all microsoft services" this will hide all the services you really dont want to be messing with

you will find many more startup items there too that can be disabled once again lookout for antivirus/firwall services , you are best leaving them alone

so to summerise , the startup tab you can disable anything and everything you like , but the services tab be sure to check the box first then again disable anything you like

then in future when you install a program just have a wee look in the startup folder make sure it hasnt put a startup process in there you dont need/want , if you can get into doing this on a regular basis you wont get into this mess again

anymore help just shout

oh and a wee linky http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_win7.html

oh and as for the chrome processes , that browser starts a new process for every tab you open if you have three tabs open in chrome you will have three chrome processes running its normal , they do it so if one tab crashes it can be shut down without affecting the whole browser , something internet explorer does but IE does it better
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06 Nov 2010   #16
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

you want to be aiming for something like this ..............


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06 Nov 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Singley View Post
Start up screen shot is attached.

Do you know how to stop processes from starting by themselves? Obviously the 143 is an issue.
Uncheck EVERYTHING that is NOT:
Microsoft,
Dell,
Synaptics,
Intel.

Don't worry. You won't be disabling those other things but will stop them from running until needed.

I'm including a snaphot of mine:
Computer Idling at 55% Ram Usage-startupprograms.png


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06 Nov 2010   #18
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This a work computer? Reason for asking is there is a truckload of processes running that when looking them up all point to software from here,

SAP - SAP BusinessObjects: Business Intelligence Software and Enterprise Performance Solutions

and from a quick look around there I don''t see much of anything that is needed for a stand alone computer. Then there is this one as well,

Sensible Vision

which from the looks of it is similar to the first.

Looking at a couple of the other processes running this one, sfctlcom.exe lead me to here,

Computer running at 99% due to SFCTLCOM.EXE - Trend Community

which looks to be a problem with TrendMicro's AV suite.

If this is a work computer, and from looking at a lot of what is running I would say it is, then you would be better off talking to the IT people than having us telling you what to try and get rid of. This is one of those things where we don't want to inadvertently have you shut something down that shouldn't be.
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06 Nov 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I can not recommend strong enough following:
Download Microsoft Security Essentials,
Using Control Panel |Programs and Features | right-click on TrendMicro and choose Uninstall

Now install Microsoft Security Essentials-the best, the least obtrusive, no interference with any Microsoft software, that includes Win 7.

Remove any firewall program you have and use Windows Firewall.

MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials

Also go to Control Panel | Programs and Features | rt-click on any and all Java entries and choose uninstall.

If you have some program that just can't live without Java, you will be prompted to install Java. At that time you can install Java.
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06 Nov 2010   #20
Singley

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This is a personal computer that I use for work, so I won't be screwing a work computer up at all, thank you for your concern though.

I'll be going through all the responses given here and doing the things mentioned.

All of your replies are greatly appreciated. If no progress is made by tomorrow I will come back.

Thanks guys!

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