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  Saturday, June 23, 2007 – Permalink –

Stop Services

More resources

Not every service that is running on your machine is needed. Windows Networking has published a list that you may want to investigate.

The suggestion is to turn them off one at a time.

Disable unnecessary services to improve workstations performance

Also Bob Cercelli:
Services You Can Disable


Some possibilities are:

Alerter -
Sends alert messages to specified users that are connected to the server computer.

Clipbook -
ClipBook permits you to cut and paste text and graphics over the network.

Fast User Switching -
Windows XP allows users to switch quickly between accounts, without requiring them to log off.
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service -
You don't need this if you have other software to create CDs.

Messenger -
Transmits net send and Alerter service messages between clients and servers. This is how a lot of pop-up windows start appearing on your desktop.

Portable Media Serial Number -
Retrieves the serial number of any portable music player connected to your computer

Uninterruptible Power Supply Service -
Manages an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to the computer.

Also see:

Check for Ultimate Extras

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<Doug Klippert@ 6:19 AM

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  Wednesday, June 06, 2007 – Permalink –


A bootstrap script

Way down deep in the innards of a PC there lives a tiny control freak named the Basic Input/Output System.

And that's just the beginning.

"The BIOS software has a number of different roles, but its most important role is to load the operating system. When you turn on your computer and the microprocessor tries to execute its first instruction, it has to get that instruction from somewhere.

It cannot get it from the operating system because the operating system is located on a hard disk, and the microprocessor cannot get to it without some instructions that tell it how."

Here are a couple of links for more information:
How BIOS Works


What is BIOS

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<Doug Klippert@ 5:11 AM

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