Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?

Posted: 01-24-2009, 10:42 PM
I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the search
function of the Win XP OS.
When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not known
by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be enabled, those
that can safely be disabled, and those that we must decide upon depending on
factors we must consider. Our choices seem to be Automatic, Manual, and
Disabled.


Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?


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Lem
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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-24-2009, 10:45 PM
rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the search
> function of the Win XP OS.
> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not known
> by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be enabled, those
> that can safely be disabled, and those that we must decide upon depending on
> factors we must consider. Our choices seem to be Automatic, Manual, and
> Disabled.
>
>
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm


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Gerry
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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-25-2009, 12:11 AM

Tinkering with services often will mess up your computer. Why do you
feal it is necessary?

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the
> search function of the Win XP OS.
> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not
> known by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be
> enabled, those that can safely be disabled, and those that we must
> decide upon depending on factors we must consider. Our choices seem
> to be Automatic, Manual, and Disabled.

PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-25-2009, 12:35 AM
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the search
> function of the Win XP OS.
> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not known
> by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be enabled, those
> that can safely be disabled, and those that we must decide upon depending
> on
> factors we must consider. Our choices seem to be Automatic, Manual, and
> Disabled.
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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-25-2009, 05:12 AM
These services may very well be taking time at boot up, as evidenced by a
Task Manager listing.
"Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>
> Tinkering with services often will mess up your computer. Why do you feal
> it is necessary?
>
> --
>
>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Gerry
> ~~~~
> FCA
> Stourport, England
> Enquire, plan and execute
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>
>
>
> rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
>> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the
>> search function of the Win XP OS.
>> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not
>> known by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be
>> enabled, those that can safely be disabled, and those that we must
>> decide upon depending on factors we must consider. Our choices seem
>> to be Automatic, Manual, and Disabled.
>
>
>

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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-25-2009, 05:14 AM
I notice, in a Task Manager listing, that services consume both CPU
cycles -- at least on boot up -- and probably some RAM.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
>> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the search
>> function of the Win XP OS.
>> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not
>> known
>> by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be enabled, those
>> that can safely be disabled, and those that we must decide upon depending
>> on
>> factors we must consider. Our choices seem to be Automatic, Manual, and
>> Disabled.
>
>

Frank Holman
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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-25-2009, 05:37 AM
<rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>These services may very well be taking time at boot up, as evidenced by a
>Task Manager listing.
Ignore "Gerry". He is a busybody who likes to play nanny when no one
has asked for a nanny.

Use Black Viper's website that has already been mentioned. It even
has utilities for playing with services and for resetting everything
to the original settings.

Take your time. There is a lot there to absorb.
>"Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote in message
>news:%23ZXS9FofJHA.5244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>
>> Tinkering with services often will mess up your computer. Why do you feal
>> it is necessary?
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Gerry
>> ~~~~
>> FCA
>> Stourport, England
>> Enquire, plan and execute
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
>>> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the
>>> search function of the Win XP OS.
>>> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not
>>> known by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be
>>> enabled, those that can safely be disabled, and those that we must
>>> decide upon depending on factors we must consider. Our choices seem
>>> to be Automatic, Manual, and Disabled.
>>
>>
>>
>
Gerry
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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-25-2009, 08:47 AM
No Frank I like to provide solutions to the problem not solutions that
do not address the problem.


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Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Frank Holman wrote:
> <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>> These services may very well be taking time at boot up, as evidenced
>> by a Task Manager listing.
>
> Ignore "Gerry". He is a busybody who likes to play nanny when no one
> has asked for a nanny.
>
> Use Black Viper's website that has already been mentioned. It even
> has utilities for playing with services and for resetting everything
> to the original settings.
>
> Take your time. There is a lot there to absorb.
>
>> "Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23ZXS9FofJHA.5244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>> Tinkering with services often will mess up your computer. Why do
>>> you feal it is necessary?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Gerry
>>> ~~~~
>>> FCA
>>> Stourport, England
>>> Enquire, plan and execute
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
>>>> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the
>>>> search function of the Win XP OS.
>>>> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is
>>>> not known by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be
>>>> enabled, those that can safely be disabled, and those that we must
>>>> decide upon depending on factors we must consider. Our choices
>>>> seem to be Automatic, Manual, and Disabled.

Gerry
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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-25-2009, 09:05 AM

To tackle a slow boot changing the StartUp types of a Service is
unlikely to make a significant difference. It could make the boot take
longer. There are a number of other things which you might look at.

Many programmes are set to load on StartUp when they this is not
necessary. You should look within the programme to see if you can change
it so that they load on demand when needed. To identify what loads when
you boot use Autoruns (freeware from Microsoft).

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...oruns.mspxWith Autoruns you can uncheck an item, which disables it from starting,or you can right click an item and then delete it. If you uncheck youcan recheck to re-enable the item. It is a much safer approach thanediting the Registryand better than using msconfig.. Another usefulfeature of the programme is that you can right click an item and selectSearch Online to get information about the item selected.Updating third party drivers if it has not been done before can beproductive. You meed to go to the third party web site and not use theMicrosoft updating service. What is your computer make and model? Alsoyour motherboard make and model?Are any devices malfunctioning?Select Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, SystemInformation. Open Components under System Summary and click on ProblemDevices. Is anything listed there?Are there any yellow question marks in Device Manager? Right click onthe My Computer icon on your Desktop and select Properties,Hardware, Device Manager. If yes what is the Device Error code?Are there any errors in Event Viewer?Have a look in the System and Application logs in Event Viewer forErrors and Warnings and post copies here. Don't post any more than 48hours ago.You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaningof the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Descriptionare important.HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XPhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427/en-usA tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and doubleclick on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is abutton resembling two pages. Click the button and close EventViewer.Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body ofthe message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting fromEvent Viewer.--Hope this helps.Gerry~~~~FCAStourport, EnglandEnquire, plan and execute~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:> These services may very well be taking time at boot up, as evidenced> by a Task Manager listing.> "Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote in message> news:%23ZXS9FofJHA.5244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...>>> > Tinkering with services often will mess up your computer. Why do you>> feal it is necessary?>>>> -->>>>>>>> Hope this helps.>>>> Gerry>> ~~~~>> FCA>> Stourport, England>> Enquire, plan and execute>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>>>>>>>>>>>> rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:>>> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the>>> search function of the Win XP OS.>>> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not>>> known by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be>>> enabled, those that can safely be disabled, and those that we must>>> decide upon depending on factors we must consider. Our choices seem>>> to be Automatic, Manual, and Disabled.

Gerry
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Re: Services.msc - Which may I safely disable?
Posted: 01-25-2009, 01:03 PM

This is a repost because something destroyed the original formatting. It
is a surprise to find that you are using Outlook Express. Your version
of Outlook Express has not been updated but I do not see why that has
caused the omission of many spaces.

I am sceptical that disabling Indexing will materially reduce the boot
time?

To tackle a slow boot changing the StartUp types of a Service is
unlikely to make a significant difference. It could make the boot take
longer. There are a number of other things which you might look at.

Many programmes are set to load on StartUp when they this is not
necessary. You should look within the programme to see if you can change
it so that they load on demand when needed. To identify what loads when
you boot use Autoruns (freeware from Microsoft).

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.../Autoruns.mspx

With Autoruns you can uncheck an item, which disables it from
starting,or you can right click an item and then delete it. If you
uncheck youcan recheck to re-enable the item. It is a much safer
approach than editing the Registry and better than using msconfig..
Another useful feature of the programme is that you can right click an
item and select Search Online to get information about the item
selected.

Updating third party drivers if it has not been done before can be
productive. You meed to go to the third party web site and not use the
Microsoft updating service.

What is your computer make and model? Also your motherboard make and
model?

Are any devices malfunctioning? Select Start, All Programs, Accessories,
System Tools, System Information. Open Components under System Summary
and click on Problem Devices. Is anything listed there?

Are there any yellow question marks in Device Manager? Right click on
the My Computer icon on your Desktop and select Properties, Hardware,
Device Manager. If yes what is the Device Error code?

Are there any errors in Event Viewer? Have a look in the System and
Application logs in Event Viewer for Errors and Warnings and post copies
here. Don't post any more than 48hours ago.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning of
the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Description are
important.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427/en-usA

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event Viewer.
Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body of the
message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from Event
Viewer.

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> These services may very well be taking time at boot up, as evidenced
> by a Task Manager listing.
> "Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote in message>
> news:%23ZXS9FofJHA.5244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>
>> Tinkering with services often will mess up your computer. Why do you
>> feal it is necessary?
>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Hope this helps.
>>>> Gerry>> ~~~~
>> FCA>> Stourport, England
>> Enquire, plan and execute
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
>>> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the
>>> search function of the Win XP OS.
>>> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not
>>> known by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be
>>> enabled, those that can safely be disabled, and those that we must
>>> decide upon depending on factors we must consider. Our choices seem
>>> to be Automatic, Manual, and Disabled.


rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> These services may very well be taking time at boot up, as evidenced
> by a Task Manager listing.
> "Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:%23ZXS9FofJHA.5244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>
>> Tinkering with services often will mess up your computer. Why do you
>> feal it is necessary?
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Gerry
>> ~~~~
>> FCA
>> Stourport, England
>> Enquire, plan and execute
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
>>> I have already disabled the "Indexing Service," as I never use the
>>> search function of the Win XP OS.
>>> When I Run services.msc, I see dozens of services whose value is not
>>> known by me. Is there a listing of vital services that must be
>>> enabled, those that can safely be disabled, and those that we must
>>> decide upon depending on factors we must consider. Our choices seem
>>> to be Automatic, Manual, and Disabled.


 
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