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I have a problem with programs loading slow and when you go to type text in some in a text box, can take a minute to process 4 letters. CPU goes to 100%. I have run anti-virus etc. Located where the problem appears to be.

If I go to start>run>msconfig then uncheck the LOAD SYSTEM SERVICES and reboot, then run a program, the problem is gone. The program runs fast and loads the graphics for editing quickly. Even inserting a text box over the photo and typing text in it is fast and normal.

Question is, how do I turn on or find out what is wrong in the SERVICES.MSC that is causing this problem. Here is the services.msc.

Name Status Startup Type

AVG E-mail Scanner Started Automatic
AVG7 Alert Manager Server Started Automatic
AVG7 Update Service Started Automatic
GEARSecurity Started Automatic
MpService Started Automatic
Shell Hardware Detection Started Automatic
Norton Ghost Started Automatic
Error Reporting Service Started Automatic
Workstation Started Automatic
Logical Disk Manager Started Automatic
Plug and Play Started Automatic
Task Scheduler Started Automatic
Event Log Started Automatic
HID Input Service Started Automatic
Help and Support Started Automatic
Remote Registry Started Automatic
Secondary Logon Started Automatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Started Automatic
Automatic Updates Started Automatic
WebClient Started Automatic
Print Spooler Started Automatic
Computer Browser Started Automatic
Windows Time Started Automatic
Distributed Link Tracking Client Started Automatic
Windows Audio Started Automatic
IPSEC Services Started Automatic
DHCP Client Started Automatic
Security Center Started Automatic
System Restore Service Started Automatic
Windows Management Instrumentation Started Automatic
Macromedia Licensing Service Started Automatic
Wireless Zero Configuration Started Automatic
DCOM Server Process Launcher Started Automatic
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Started Automatic
Protected Storage Started Automatic
PC Tools Spyware Doctor Started Automatic
NVIDIA Display Driver Service Started Automatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Started Automatic
Cryptographic Services Started Automatic
Themes Started Automatic
DNS Client Started Automatic
Security Accounts Manager Started Automatic
Server Started Automatic
Symantec Core LC Started Automatic
Symantec Event Manager Started Automatic
Symantec Settings Manager Started Automatic
System Event Notification Started Automatic
ScsiAccess Disabled
StuffIt Task Manager Disabled
Telnet Disabled
ClipBook Disabled
Network DDE DSDM Disabled
Alerter Disabled
Routing and Remote Access Disabled
Network DDE Disabled
Messenger Disabled
Removable Storage Manual
Windows Installer Manual
Adobe LM Service Manual
Terminal Services Started Manual
Network Location Awareness (NLA) Started Manual
Performance Logs and Alerts Manual
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service Manual
Distributed Transaction Coordinator Manual
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Manual
Remote Access Connection Manager Manual
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing Manual
SSDP Discovery Service Started Manual
Indexing Service Manual
Smart Card Manual
Uninterruptible Power Supply Manual
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager Manual
Volume Shadow Copy Manual
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service Manual
Network Connections Started Manual
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider Manual
COM+ System Application Manual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator Manual
Network Provisioning Service Manual
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Started Manual
Fast User Switching Compatibility Started Manual
QoS RSVP Manual
WMI Performance Adapter Manual
NT LM Security Support Provider Manual
Application Management Manual
Application Layer Gateway Service Started Manual
ASP.NET State Service Manual
Universal Plug and Play Device Host Manual
Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions Manual
Telephony Manual
Portable Media Serial Number Service Manual
Office Source Engine Manual
Net Logon Manual
COM+ Event System Started Manual
Symantec Password Validation Manual
HTTP SSL Started Manual
Background Intelligent Transfer Service Manual

Windows XP
1 GB Ram
1.6 GHZ
300GB HD


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Multiple Antivirus programs?

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Never a good idea. I'd pick one and dump the other.


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Too many Services!

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Prior post correct. Must use only one anti-virus. AVG will be easier to uninstall. Do it right away. Set application-based services to manual except for Norton. Even then you could try a manual setting. Windows will start them if needed. Ghost uses a lot of resources. Can you just use it periodically for backups? That way it wouldn't have to run all the time. I didn't see Speed Disc service listed. If you have it disable it until you need it. Then turn it on, run it , and disable it again. BIG Hog! As for Windows services see the Elder Geek: or any of the other sites you'll find out there.

Remember if you set a service to manual and Windows needs it, Windows can start it. Manual
is the I'm not sure safe setting.

I don't regocnize all your entries, but since you have multiple anti-virus, I'm guessing that you have multiple anti-spyware. Not as problematic, but good idea to only run one heuristic client at a time.

Do some reading at some of the XP sites out there: makes a good start. Google your processes if you don't recognize them.
Process Library: is very helpful.

Sysinternals makes a Process Explorer that is what Taskmanager wants to be when it grows up. Free from:

Good Luck-1101doc

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