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    Too many programs running (XP Home SR-1 Spanish)

    When the computer is in suspend mode and I click a key to wake it up, the user selection screen sometimes tells me that I have a program running when I'm actually running nothing. If n programs are actually running, it says n+1.

    I've checked the task administrator and nothing extra seems to turn up in "Applications". I wouldn't expect something Windows calls a "Program" to turn up in "Processes" (and I can't spot what shouldn't be there in Processes, anyway - too much stuff). I also find extremely high CPU usage (could this be because the system's still getting back to normal after being suspended?)

    I do have a lot of programs that lurk -- firewall, antivirus, mobo temperature monitor, Virtual CD, SiICfg for RAID, Virtual CD, and an ergonomic monitor to make me take breaks. I also have the screensaver function set to make a slide show of My images -- great way to see them all from time to time, though I'd love to exclude some folders. The thing is, I didn't notice this happening back in July, which means I'm getting paranoid. I've run the computer through my antivirus, PestPatrol, and AdAware, and nothing comes up. Where else should/could I look? I don't recall installing anything new just before I went on holiday.

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    Re: Too many programs running (XP Home SR-1 Spanish)

    Have you checked in MSCONFIG under Startup to see what programs is running on Startup? Might want to disable anything thats not needed. A lot of people have programs running thats not neccessary. Check out Pacs Portal

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    Re: Too many programs running (XP Home SR-1 Spanish)

    Maybe the instance of explorer that runs the desktop, etc counts as the "+1"? I get the same behaviour, n + 1, and am 99.99% sure I'm virus free.
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    Re: Too many programs running (XP Home SR-1 Spanish)

    This was a issue in Windows XP Beta 2 and then was fixed with the RTM release. But then with SP1 and SP1a it is back. And now with Office 2003 Beta running on my laptop I have n+2. Some times it is "2 messages" listed and again we had this at times with beta 2 of XP.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Too many programs running (XP Home SR-1 Spanish)

    I suppose it's a relief to know it's happening to other users -- users who would be aware of fishy goings-on in their computer, that is. I guess it was the suddenness that unnerved me, since I really don't recall ever having seen this behaviour before.

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