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    Too Many Processes Running!!!! (WIN XP PRO SP2)

    I opened the task manager today and found that I have 49 processing running at any one time. Is this alot?

    1. Is it possible to print a list of these processes?
    2. Where can I find out what each process does?
    3. Which ones need to be running?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Too Many Processes Running!!!! (WIN XP PRO SP2)

    49 processes is not excessive. This site is quite informative as to the various processes and what they do.
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    Re: Too Many Processes Running!!!! (WIN XP PRO SP2

    Hi Jason

    49 processes is not a lot. If you want to find out what they are, many are listed at Task list programs. Quite a few of the processes will be running services in the background, for details of these services see blackviper.com (this page may take a while to load, it is a long list)

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    Re: Too Many Processes Running!!!! (WIN XP PRO SP2

    > 1. Is it possible to print a list of these processes?

    Sort of. There is a command-line program that generates similar information. Normally, it is limited to screen width but it can create a comma-separated value (CSV) file that will open in Excel. If you copy this text to a new batch file (e.g., c:tasklst.bat), it will generate two CSV files: one that looks similar to the Processes tab, and one that tells you which services are running in the SVCHOST entries. Both should open in Excel when double-clicked. If you don't have Excel....

    @ECHO OFF
    REM Uses TaskList to create two CSV files that can be opened in Excel
    ECHO.
    ECHO Creating general task list...
    tasklist /v /fo csv > c:jfstlist.csv
    ECHO.
    ECHO Creating services list...
    tasklist /svc /fo csv > c:jfstsvcs.csv
    ECHO.
    ECHO Your files:
    dir c:jfs*.csv
    PAUSE

    Hopefully you already have answers to the second and third questions.

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