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12-03-2002, 03:00 PM
After a resent scumware problem which i have only partly managed to deal with, i have the desire to see exacly what is sucking away at my system resources. My 256meg of ram is in continious full use acording to norton system doctor, i really don't think this is normal! I am aware that pressing ctrl+alt+del will show me a little of what is running, but i need to be able to see much deeper that this, to find the ghost implanted in my machine!

12-03-2002, 03:21 PM
Try this little program called
'PrcView (Process Viewer)'
available from
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,6102,00.asp

The description sounds a little complex but it'll tell you everything you want to know (and more).

12-03-2002, 03:32 PM
Go to http://www.jv16.org/
and download RegCleaner. Without actually running the Registry Clean it will list everything on your computer including a Startup list.The main problem is identifying the programmes listed. You don't say what Operating system you are running but the readme file page 12 lists
all Windows except XP but I have it on XP with no problems. Frank

12-03-2002, 03:34 PM
BTW I am running 98SE

12-03-2002, 03:41 PM
If you're using Win 95 or 98 you can get a great utility called wintop, part of win95 power tools - fantastic as a security check on your system too. Ignore what MS say about it not working with 98 - it's just fine.

12-03-2002, 04:43 PM
This is good site to look at, I think you will find that it answers your guestion and what to do about it.
John.

12-03-2002, 04:50 PM
John,
Sounds good, but what site are you refering to?

12-03-2002, 04:55 PM
John,
Sounds good, but what site are you refering to?

12-03-2002, 05:01 PM
Come to think about it this address is alot better.

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

12-03-2002, 05:01 PM
Come to think about it this address is alot better.

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm



John

12-03-2002, 06:04 PM
Hi,

A nifty program (which might have been on a PCW CD sometime recently) is AdAware, by Lavasoft. That shows you EXACTLY what is one your computer. One my system, it's currently showing 6 things that CTRL + ALT + DEL doesn't show. Give it a go, and while you're at it, get RegClean. I'm not sure who makes that, or where to get hold of it, but any search engine should pull it up, it's a well-used program. Run it over the registry, and it'll probably get rid of about 40megs of crap...

Hope that helps,

Erin

12-03-2002, 06:39 PM
Thanks everyone for your help!
Running the 'msconfig' comand, and cross referancing what i saw with the list at 'http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm' has done wonders for reducing my boot up time, and reducing the amount of unneeeded *^&* working against my systems performance! thankyou thankyou thankyou!

12-03-2002, 07:42 PM
I use taskinfo 2000 available from www.iarsn.com, it shows everything.

The all open files list also helps.

As for you memory, its probably your disk cache. Most monitoring programs will tell you how big it is.

Don't worry, windows will shrink it down if it has to (i'm also running win98se with 256mb and mine is currently 168MB).

13-03-2002, 07:59 AM
If you would look to see a continues moving bar graph how much memory is used by your busy little computer
try TClockEx 1.4.2, from
http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen/tclockex.htm
and also how busy your processor is.