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Duplicate programs etc running in Windows Task Manager

by kbarnes67 / November 19, 2005 2:50 AM PST

My computer (Windows XP, Dell Pentium four) has been running extremly slow, I have defraged, did a disk/hard drive clean up and emptied temp file bin. When checking the Windows application I have scvhost.exe running twice for both the System and the Network system. I also have iexplore running in duplicate under my user name, all other users are logged off when I have checked and found this. Please Help!!!

Thank you Kelly

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Fast User Switching
by Xiang Xieu Tsieh / November 19, 2005 4:09 AM PST

It sounds like fast user switching is on and others users have failed to log off properly or close programs. This will slow your computer dramatically.

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No I don't think that's it
by kbarnes67 / November 19, 2005 9:56 PM PST
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I don't think that's it because when I check the active users in the windows task manager it only shows my name. I also have iexplore.exe running twice under my user name which is the administrator

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I have 5 entries of svchost.exe
by retired / November 19, 2005 10:23 PM PST
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Ok, my typing is not so great
by retired / November 19, 2005 11:07 PM PST


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by crazeebob2000 / November 20, 2005 12:05 AM PST

That link is only for XP pro

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Notice well taken,The point i was trying to make
by retired / November 20, 2005 12:35 AM PST
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Is that no matter if it's PRO or HE the task manager can still show Multiple entries for svchost.exe and iexplorer.exe//explorer.exe

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by kbarnes67 / November 20, 2005 8:34 AM PST

no iexployer is running in duplicate under my user name and explore is also running once under my user name

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