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I have 57 process running in my task manager. Can you please email me with the ones I need to keep running? When I tab on the item a message appears that says I may cause a problem if I stop this process and may/will effect the proformance of the computer. Email address is Thanks for your help

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I have no sound on my computer

You didn't give your OS, but in the Tray Notification Area is there a Sound icon? If no Open Control Panel, Sound. OR Open Windows Task Manager, Processes tab, highlight , Image Name "explorer.exe" and click on end process, a box will appear, end process, In the top left corner of Windows Task Manager is FILE, click, New Task (Run...), in the open box type, explorer.exe, and click OK. This will return your icons. As for the audio open Device Manager, Sound, is it enabled? Drivers? Have you done a OS upgrade? You could do a system restore to a date before this issue.

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How to find out what process a program uses

1) So the fist thing you do is open the program that you want to find out about. As an examlpe I will open Microsoft's calculator from Start Menu -> Accessories as shown in the image below.
2) Next you will need to open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del. NB: You must have all three keys pressed down at once starting with Ctrl then Alt and lastly the Delete key.
3) Now the Task manager should appear. As you can see there are many tabs here such as Applications (which displays the applications running), Processors (which displays the processors the running applications are currently using), Performance (which displays what percentage of your processor is in use as well as how much RAM is still available), Networking (which displays the load on the Local Area Network; and Users (which displays how many and which user accounts are active at the present time).

4) Now on the Task Manager under the Applications tab right click on the program and click Go To Process at the bottom of the pop up menu.
5)This will then take you to the process that the program uses. In this case with Microsoft's calculator we see it takes us to a process called calc.exe, this is the calculators executable file (the file that makes it start up and run). Ending this process will immediately close the calculator application.

EXTRA: This tip is useful when your system crashes or freezes after you end a task with the Task Manager. Simply find the process of the application that is not responding under processes and right click it then choose end process. This will immediately bring your pc back from the frozen state.

on Jan 22, 2011 | PC Desktops


How to force quit uncooperative programs on a PC.

Have you ever encountered annoyingly slow or freezing programs that will not quit when you try to close a window? There is a simple keystroke you can use to quit the programs:Ctrl+Alt+Del. This enables you to access the Task Manager. Task Manager keeps track of all the computers processes as well as the CPU usage and physical memory and can be used to monitor and quit unnecessary programs that can slow or freeze your computer.You simply hold all three buttons (in sequence) and you will be redirected to a different screen that gives you options. Look for Task Manager. (note: If you have Windows XP, Task Manager will pop up as a window). There are 6 tabs (Applications, Processes, Services, Performance, Networks and Users). We will only cover the Applications tab.Once you are in Task Manager, click on the applications tab, if it is not already showing. You will see the titles of programs you are using, if any, and its status (running or not responding). If a program is not responding simply highlight it, by clicking on it and clicking on the button at the bottom labeled "End Task".This should force quit the program(s).

on Sep 08, 2010 | PC Desktops

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The performance and applications running tabs disappeared on my task manager quite some time ago and I can't seem to get the default task manager box with the tabs back..all i can see are the proc

Try double click the empty space between the show processes tab and end process and see if the performance and applications running tabs reappeared

Oct 10, 2012 | HP Pavillion s7420n PC Desktop

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I did something and now i dont have a start menu

Click Ctrl+Alt+Delto get to Task Manager. Hold the Ctrl key, plus Hold the Alt Key then hitthe Del key while holding them.Once the task manager opens Clcik the Processes tab then click the Image NameColumn heading on the left to get them in alphabetical order. Scroll downand look for explorer.exe. If you see it click it to highlight it thenclick End Process.

Next, click the FILE tab at the very top left of the window and select New Task(RUN). When the Create New Task window opens type explorer.exe and pressok. Your start menu, task bar and desktop icons will start appearing andpopulating. if not that means a virus has hidden your files and folders.

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I keep getting a message my computer has shut down so it won't get damaged and to disengage bios cacheting and any newly installed programs. why is this and how do you disengage bios

somethings drawing too many resources and your computer is out of memory and is swapping to the hard drive. If you recently put internet explorer 8 on there , or a combination of that and something like google desktop may cause issues like that. try going back to IE7 at disable some unused programs in your system tray(by the clock at the bottom). study your task manager and see whats going on (right click task bar/task manager), watch the numbers in the processes tab of task manager. shut off stuff you dont use. in the run box type msconfig and study the "services" tab also..
happy hunting

Nov 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Why is my dell computer so slow?

Use CCleaner, Auslogic Disk Defrag, install Spyware Terminator and run full scan, remove programs from startup. You can also use "msconfig" (start/type it in, choose) to really lower the amount of processes and programs running but I wouldn't recommend unless you know what's vital plus check the box to remove all Windows processes from list before you start disabling processes.

Sep 02, 2010 | Dell PC Desktops

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My PC will only go as far as the "HP Invent " screen, halting the boot process at that point. It never gets to the POST. Any recommendations.

on HP, if you seeing the Invent sign, that is the post. What you could do tho, is Unplug the Optical Device and Fixed Device Data Cables from the motherboard, also, Reset the CMOS.

Email me if you this does not work.

Apr 13, 2010 | HP D220MT PC Desktop

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Create a new task

Start Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+alt+delete or right-click on taskbar -> task manager) Then click "file" in the top left corner and press "New Task(Run..)"

Jul 23, 2009 | PC Desktops

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The ACER tour program wont go away & covers the screen no matter what!

Press CTRL+ALT+Delete.

If you're using Windows Vista this will bring you to a new prompt screen asking you what you wish to do. Select 'Task Manager'.
You will be returned to the Desktop and the Task Manager will open up on the screen.

Click on the 'Processes' tab on the window, and search through the list until you find something along the lines of... AcerTour.exe

Click on this process to highlight it, and press the 'End Process'
button. (This should immediately close the running process)

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