then click-run, type msconfig, then click ok, click on the services tab, it shows whats running, but be careful what you delete. thats the only way I know of, hope it helps ya.
I know there are lots of programs that run in the background that consume your resources when you are up and running. What is it you can hit/type that will tell you all of the programs that are running in the background when you have your computer on? I am sure there are some that I could disable which would speed my computer up. Thank you.