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Found this article at http://www.3dspotlight.com/tweaks/winxp_services/
If non-required services are switched to 'Manual' start, then memory usage and boot time is reduced.
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Hold ya horses there. I went thru the guide and applied the changes as suggested. My WinXP system started to behave odd and had some problems with a few apps.
I'm gonna try work out what went wrong, in the mean time I would suggest leave well alone
Sorry if I screwed anyones PC.
Ok, it seems that the problem is MMC.EXE (Machine Management Console I think). This is what gets started when you right-click on 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'.
After I have been into the 'Services' part and closed the window, MMC.EXE is still shown active and using memory under 'Task Manager'. This would normally disappear when things are working ok.
Then, when you come to re-boot, MMC.EXE will hang on shut down and needs to be terminated before you can re-boot.
So it would seem that MMC has a bug when you use the 'Services' part of the console.
Other than that the service changes went ok.
All the same, if you have oodles of memory, I would suggest leave well alone. I don't think it really frees that much memory and the risk of causing problems are far to great!
Yeah, cheers mate, just what I needed
A guilty conscience
12-24-2001, 08:03 PM
Just to inform you, the MMC is actually the Microsoft managment console. What you see when you 'manage' My Computer is not the MMC it is a series of snap-ins which are hosted in the MMC and then saved as a specific console.
You can create custom MMC console by going to the run prompt and typing 'mmc'. This will launch an empty MMC window from which you can add any of teh available snap-ins from the File menu. You can add as many snap-ins as you like and save it as a custom managment tool.
In case your wondering i know all this because my final year project involves developing a snap-in that will configure IPSec in IPv6.
Thanks MD for setting that straight.
Can you look at fixing that bug whilst you're messing around with MMC and stuff, thanks.
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