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permanently change an instance of svchost.exe's priority

Q: permanently change an instance of svchost.exe's priority

hi, randomly the other week my computer became extremely slow and would often hang, so i did some investigating and one way or another i discovered that setting the priority of a certain instance of svchost.exe (the one that hosts the service "Network Connections" among others) to Above Normal seems to do the trick.

i have no idea why this works but it seems to, and so i wanted to know if there is a way to permanently set the priority of this process to above normal without having to manually adjust it every time i start my computer.

i should mention i tried downloading the program "Prio" which claims the ability to save settings on priorities but unfortunately it doesnt work with svchost.exe

does anyone know how to permanently change the priority of this process?

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Anyone know how to do this?

I know you can simply go into the task manager and do it yourself but I wanted to see if there was a way to make the program always run in a set priority. I was trying this program on the target line of its shortcut:
"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Labyrinth\camelot.exe"
I added this:

"start/high C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Labyrinth\camelot.exe"
It keeps saying invalid. Thats pretty much the only way I thought it would work. Anyone have an idea how to set this up?

A:How to permanently set Priority to a program?

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Hi all!!

Wanted to find out if it is possible to set program priority permanently in w8?

A:Set program priority Permanently

Go into more detail please.
A lot more detail.
Your question is way too vague.

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Hey Guys
For Windows Vista/7, there was a very useful Tool called "Prio", with which one could set and save the priority of a process directly inside the Task Manager...
But now in Windows 8, that Tool isn't working anymore, and there seem to be no alternatives either
Does anybody know, how it's possible to set the priority of a process permanently in Windows 8?
Doesn't matter if by a Tool or by Coding, but is it possible somehow?

A:Set Process Priority permanently in Windows 8

Hello Hayyya, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can't permanently set process priority level, but you could use the tutorial below to make setting it easier from the context menu instead.

"Run with Priority" - Add or Remove from Context Menu - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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My laptop is running on Window10 efficiently. Sometimes in order to check the DVDs and USBs bootability of newly created OS or Recovery Disk etc I have to select the relative option in the the bios. But on Lenovo G 50 70 the selected option is not permanent. You have to select boot priority option repeatedly for each and every USB/DVD that I want to check. Can i set these option permanently like:-
1st priority USB
2nd priority DVD
3rd priority HDD
4th priority Network IPV4
5th priority Network IPV6

If possible please help me step by step.
There is a novo key to access the bios in Lenovo Laptop G 50 70.
Thanks in advance
Ashok Kumar Bagaria

A:How to set boot priority sequence permanently on Lenovo G 50 70

Originally Posted by Ashok Kumar Bag

There is a novo key to access the bios in Lenovo Laptop G 50 70.

Quote from this post: http://www.eightforums.com/installat...tml#post523721

If you have a Lenovo laptop that came with Windows 8/8.1 preinstalled.

How to install Windows 8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode.

You do not need to change the UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings. For example, you do not need to change the boot order of drives, or disable Secure Boot, or enable Legacy BIOS (aka CSM) boot mode.

- Connect your Windows 8/10 64-bit USB flash drive (Note: FAT32 file system) or insert your Windows 8/10 64-bit DVD.
- Shut down your laptop.
- Press the NOVO button (see screenshots below). The system loads boot options.
- Select the BOOT MENU option.

- Select your USB/DVD from the boot menu (see screenshots below).

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I want Word to have high priority. I open Task Manager and find the process -> right click, and choose High Priority. But the next time I open Word (after reboot) I have to repeat this. How can I permanently assign Word = high priority?


A:How Do I Permanently Assign Higher Priority to Program?

I don't think there is an internal way to handle this. I use a third party tool called Prio to do this.

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I virtually always open Task Manager when I boot up my machine (don't leave it running all the time). In addition, I always reboot after monthly Windows security updates, whether prompted to or not by WU. This week when I did the regular monthly patches, immediately afterwards I saw a new instance of svchost.exe in my Task Mgr process list. I usually have 5 and all of a sudden after updates, I had 6 running! There has been a discussion of this on BBR DSL forums on the occurrence.http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r22243137-New-svchostexeBut even checking with Process Explorer (which I am quite new to), I can't really see which handle for svchost.exe is the new one, as I have never listed what was normal before on paper (I think I shall today just so I'll know in future what is new). All handles appear to be legitimate Windows and security apps. One responder in the BBR forum thread (Noah Vail's post) thinks it is the HTTP SSL service. But my w3ssl.dll file properties shows it was created August 2004 & last modified on 4/14/2008 (not 2009). FWIW, my HTTP SSL service isn't even in Started status and is set to manual start type, and I have had no problems on-line on 3 different bank sites I use. So I'm not convinced this is what is causing the new instance of svchost.exe after updates. FYI these are the items listed by Process Explorer for the now 6 instances of svchost.exe:DCOM Server Process LauncherRemote Procedurre CallSSDP Discovery Se... Read more

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Multiple instance of iexplore.exe, svchost.exe, excess memory usage and unwanted data uploading and downloading.


My computer has been infected with some malware. Tried Spybot search and destroy, AVG anti virus. Could not rectify the malware.


With out me opening any instance of IE, I see some 4 - 8 instances of iexplore.exe file running in task manager.

I am using Broad band connection. With out me activating any downloads, I see large amounts of data being uploaded and downloaded in the broadband connection status. I dont know what data is being uploaded or downloaded.

Strangely the amount of data being uploaded and downloaded is equal. I mean if 5 MB is downloaded then 5 MB is simultaneously uploaded. Similarly 100 MB UP and 100 MB down. This data transfer does not stop until I disconnect from Internet. After some time the net connection automatically gets dialed and the data transfer resumes.

One instance of svchost.exe suddenly keeps increasing the usage of memory to 150 MB from 2 MB.

There is one file in C:/windows/system32/drivers/Gpl48.sys which got created just when the malware infected my computer. How ever I try to delete it, it simply does not go away. I also used Hijackthis to delete this file during reboot, but still it keeps appearing and it denys access to delete manually.

Here is the Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:14:20 AM, on 04/Jul/2008
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A:Multiple instance of iexplore.exe, svchost.exe, excess memory usage

This file tcpsr.sys thats located in "c:/windows/system32/drivers/tcpsr.sys is being caught by AVG from time to time. AVG moves this to the virus vault. After some time this file again re appears in the drivers directory and again AVG catches it.

Please help soon.

Unable to browse internet. I am on limited broadband package. Because of this virus, even if I dont download any thing on the internet, the data transfer - uploading and downloading keeps on increasing.

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About two weeks ago we picked up an infection (or two) on our desktop (Dell Dimension 5510, Windows XP SP3). The two most obvious symptoms are redirection to off-brand search sites from the results of Google searches, and a runaway svchost instance that chews up about 95% of CPU. ProcessExplorer tells me that the svchost instance in question has scads of active threads (about 180 last time I checked), with many of them at ntdll.dll+0x10250 and many others at Dxtrans.dll+0x1c1d; the working set for that process grows to at least 500 MB (it might get even larger than that if I would wait, but I always run out of patience and just shut it down). When this is going on, netstat shows established http connections to quite a few addresses that look fishy:

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP Penelope:1029 Penelope:27015 ESTABLISHED
TCP Penelope:27015 Penelope:1029 ESTABLISHED
TCP Penelope:2770 CLOSE_WAIT
TCP Penelope:2781 209-18-43-153.dfw10.tbone.rr.com:http ESTABLISHED
TCP Penelope:2850 yi-in-f96.1e100.net:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP Penelope:2851 yi-in-f96.1e100.net:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP Penelope:2862 209-18-43-57.dfw10.tbone.rr.com:http ESTABLISHED
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A:TDL4 infection; Google redirection; runaway svchost instance

Hello mscheevel ,Download TDSSKiller.zipExtract it to your desktopDouble click TDSSKiller.exePress Start Scan
If Malicious objects are found then ensure Cure is selectedThen click Continue > Reboot nowCopy and paste the log in your next reply
A copy of the log will be saved automatically to the root of the drive (typically C:\)Thanks,tea

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So sometimes when I notice my internet is ridiculously slow I check task manager and in the Performance tab it says my network usage is very high (in terms of my internet speed) even when I'm not doing anything. If I go into the processes tab and sort by network usage everything is ~0 Mbps.
Good thing is my motherboard LAN driver comes with the Killer Network Manager. Using this utility it shows me that Host Process for Windows Services (svchost.exe) is using up all my internet bandwidth. So it must be because of Windows Update or something else.

Fair enough, but why is it taking bandwidth priority over everything else? It's basically impossible to use the internet while Windows Update (or whatever else it is) is running, and it's even more ridiculous that Windows is hiding its network usage from Task Manager. I don't understand why in Windows 10, svchost gets priority over everything else, when Windows 7 actually allowed other applications to share the bandwidth with Windows Update. Even setting the priority to "low" in the Killer Network Manager does nothing to help, I have to manually limit its allowed bandwidth, which is not ideal because Windows Update should be running at full speed if nothing else is requiring internet.

Is there anything I can do other than having to keep monitoring and manually adjusting svchost's bandwidth allowance? Because it's plainly ridiculous that I have to even be asking this question.

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a few days ago my logitech wireless keyboard started "coughing".
Now I'm trying to figure out why and the windows ressource monitor reveals that svchost.exe is permanently using 1 core (25%) for itself. So far it's been either wuauserv or ssdpserv. Restarting the service doesn't help.
Edit: Even when I stopped the service it still used 25%!
Now I'm trying to figure out what causes this and of course a solution.
Same for the keyboard issue, if those are not connected. (New battery, driver updated, tried a different usb port).
I suspect a failed Win10 upgrade might be the cause. I started it from within windows, it took quite long and in the end it failed telling me it's reverting to Win7.
If I don't find a solution over the weekend I'll just restore a disk image of July 3 - I tried to upgrade on July 4.
thanks for any suggestions,

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Well, I'm trying to boot Ubuntu Live CD upon startup, but Windows Vista loads, not the CD. i was told to change Boot Priority to CD from BIOS, but I don't see a Boot Priority line. Any advice?

A:How do you change Boot Priority to CD?

When you first turn on your computer, you should see something like press F1 to enter setup or another key combination. Press it to go into Bios setup. Inside you will see a menu for boot options. Change the list to have CD-ROM first, then Hard Drive. You will see what I mean when you go into the Bios screen.

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I am not able to change the Priority of a process in Task Manager. I am ruinning Windows 2000 Professional and logged on as local administrator on the machine.
I get the following error message:

"Operation could not be completed
Access is Denied."

Can anybody tell me the reason.

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At present everything seems to bring up Outlook Express as my main Email address when I want to order anything from the internet etc,as I do not like using Outlook is there a way to change it to Yahoo or Hotmail which I prefer?

A:To change email priority

To make Yahoo as your default, see http://search1.cc.dcn.yahoo.com/cct...0&action_code=5&answer_id=3987416#__highlight

To make hotmail as your default, go to tools/internet options/programs and choose e-mail programme.

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I've been attempting for 4 days now to remove this trojan that seems to show back up after each restart. MBAM catches it each startup as 'trojan.agent.cn - svchost.exe' and when I go into what it has quarantined I find it and about 5 other virus's which are noted as bitcoinminers (which are called things like diablo130302.cl or other 6 letter 6 number combo's which make sense 1/3rd of the time). I'm not sure if these are related or separate. The virii (plural for viruses?) are seen to be found each time in the temp folder.
The trojan seems to only have edited my hosts file to redirect all popular websites to a survey/phishing website [unless that was another virus] but I also experience problems such as the internet not working until a restart.
Any help would be lovely. I've attached the logs that the preparation guide requests.
Thank you.

A:Cannot remove svchost.exe trojan or it's root-kits permanently.

Hello lost1010 I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same"... Read more

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We have an Exchange Server that uses Outlook 2003 SP3. I figured out solution to a problem when we would forward email attachments from a POP3 account to an Exchange account. The attachments would not show on the forwarded email. I found that when you went to forward, there was a place in the top left hand corner that said it was sending with POP3. If you clicked on the word accounts & change it to send with Exchange account it would forward the attachments OK. My question is can you change that to stick somehow. It goes back to the POP3 account. I have looked every place & have not been able to find anything. THX.

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This is my story:

One of my customers have got a DOS Clocking (Time Management) system witch was written to print their logs to a desktop printer using LPT1.
Not so long ago the Pc and the printer got damaged by lightning and I had to replace the printer parallel port ***-well as the onboard LPT1 port on the Pc.
The Pc has been fitted with a parallel- PCI card with two ports LPT2 and LPT3.
The printer has now been connected and normal printing from windows via LPT3 is no hassle.
The DOS management system does not want to print at all since it only prints to LPT1 and that is my headache.

The computer is a standalone and not networked but the 'net use' to the local IP ( and the shared printer does not work.
I have tried the mode change, "mode LPT3>LPT1" still no luck.

Any sugestions? Anyone? Please?

A:Priority change from LPT1 to LPT3

I wonder if you disabled Parallel port in Bios setup
Plus removed all parallel ports in Device Manager
What would the Parallel port number be when automatically detected on next start up?
LPT1 by chance? I hope so (but not really sure )

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How would I change the priority of a running program to be HIGH every time I run the program?? even after I reboot or exit out of it??


A:change the priority of a running program

What do you mean by priority? Like give a certain application priority over the others as far as resources go?

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Hi. Im new here. I need help. Im using winxp pro. A few days , some of window services has changed the task priority to high level .It causing my winamp sound to be skipping, my firefox is stuck for 1 sec then load back normal during surfing. Playing game is hard since the game movement is jerky. Im pretty sure before this, all task in my winxp had normal priority. Please help me. I try change the window xp appearance to classic . But it still same. Please help guyz. I also noticed during the jerky, the processor jump up to 100% usage. Also the mouse movement become slow during this jerky. Unable to atatch screesnhot . The processes which using high priority are:csrss.exe , winlogon.exe , ashserv.exe[Avast Antivirus Service] , taskmgr.exe.

A:Unable to change Task Priority

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When running the Bitdefender Total Security Antivirus I do it with no other processes running. But it takes a lot of time to perform a system scan.
Whereas in Task Manager all other processes are at 0% of CPU, the Bitdefender process ("seccenter.exe") is running at 01%. Task Manager calls this priority "Normal".
In normal mode I am not allowed to change the priority. In safe mode yes. But when I reboot to normal mode the priority has gone back to normal.
I also tried changing the affinity so that the process would run in only one core (or two cores), but that didn't work either.
I have used the elevated cmd prompt: wmic process where name="seccenter.exe" CALL setpriority 128
128 is high priority and the cmd syntax requires the use of those quotation marks
I tried this both in normal mode and in safe mode without success.
Task Manager was always set to show processes from all users in order to recognize Administrator privilege and Bitdefender was clicked in order to show the "seccenter.exe" process. If seccender.exe does not appear in the Task Manager, the cmd will be invalid.
Although my objective is to get the antivirus to scan quicker, and any help on that subject will be greatly appreciated, I would also like to know how to change the priority in any specific process.
Thank you very much for all the help I may receive.
PC: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/MATk3ABbHglPGpOaGBDFQO4
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A:Cannot change antivirus process priority

Hi passacaglia
Your Speccy link isn't working, so we cannot see the snapshot. Also, if your Antivirus program isn't performing well, did you try to completely uninstall it (and run the uninstalling tool for it) and reinstall it yet? Most of the time, a clean uninstall and reinstall will solve most of the issues a program can have. I would give that a try first. What version of Bitdefender Total Security do you have? 2015 I presume?

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I'd greatly appreciate help on this: Malwarebytes is detecting "trogan.agent" which it identifies as "C:\Windows\svchost.exe" When I tell malwarebytes to remove it, it prompts me to reboot, but after reboot when I run Malwarebytes again it still finds the same problem. The computer is running fine right now, but a few days ago I had a problem where, upon booting, I'd be forced to go through system repair. I no longer have to do that, but the trojan seems to remain. The DDS is below and the "Attach" file is attached. Thanks very much.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by Jake at 2:31:23 on 2012-01-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12279.10432 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
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A:svchost.exe trojan.agent found by malewarebytes, can't permanently remove

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the runn... Read more

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Hello! I'm having a bit off an issue with my installation of Windows 7 home premium. I Will try to explain it with as many details as possible. I have Windows installed on my computer but now I want to change Windows to home premium , and I'm geting stuck on the boot priority change , because I don't know what to have as first priority!
Any help would be great! And sorry for my bad english.
Pic related: it's my bios

A:How do I change my boot priority to my external dvd player ?

Hi Olq8korv

When you first boot your PC you will see Boot Priority (or similar) and the keyboard key, that will be something like Delete, F12, Esc, etc then you can change your boot order.

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hello,new guy here.i resently ran a memtest86 program to check my ram so i had to change my boot priority to get the program to work.now it seems i cant change it back.ive changed it and saved it but my cdrom still wants to boot up first.i even reset the bios with no luck.can someone help me out.

A:changed boot priority now cant change it back

When entering bios you should be able to access the boot menu and select which device to boot 1st/2nd/3rd, after making any changes you must select to save & exit normally F10 key

Having dvd/cd first is quite normal followed by your OS HDD

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Scenario: A cpu-heavy program - which windows often reports as "not responding" because it takes time to process stuff - for which I want to change the process priority to anything I please.
Issue: Even if I don't change process priority for the program, Win8 thinks he's the boss and decides to put it at "below normal", which has an impact on the performance of the program. If I change priority, it will just put it back to below normal -.-
Details: I'm the boss, and I want to give that program as much power as I want.

Quest: Fix this issue.
Reward: You'll be an awesome person for the rest of your life.


A:Win8 changes process priority. I change it. Repeat.

Process Lasso allows you to force process priorities.

Process Lasso - Automate and optimize process priorities, CPU affinities, power profiles, and more!

I've been using this program for years to optimize my PC for gaming.

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The manual does not help me at all. I can't figure out how to do it in the boot legacy order.

A:How to change boot priority to dvd rom on probook 4530s, mod...

reboot then press F9 a boot device list will appear use down arrow or up arrow to select the dvd then press enter .. that should let you boot to the dvdbut only that 1 time.. if you want to boot to the dvd all the time you'll need to change the boot settings in the bios by rebooting then press F10 ..be carefull unless you know what you're doing it could mess up the system all together.. hopes this helps

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I am running windows XP on an HP Pavilion Notebook model zx5160us with 2 GB of RAM and a Radeon Mobility 9200 Video Card and a Pentium 4 Processor. When tying to change the priority for Warcraft III's process, war3.exe, I get an "access denied" message. This has happened when I attempted to do it through Task Manager and the Command prompt. How do I change the priority, with this restriction on it?

A:Access Denied on Process Priority Change in XP

changing priority can only be done from an Admin Logon.

I would HIGHLY recommend you not login as admin to play any games.

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I'm interested in making my programs use more run faster because my computer never exceeds 30 CPU I have windows XP home

A:batch: change process priority and affinity

Run faster

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Originally I had a small solid-state hard drive on this set up. I added a non-solid-state hard drive later. Recently, my solid-state drive, the C Dr., became too full to upgrade certain software programs such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I purchased a second solid-state hard drive.

I "mirrored" that second solid-state hard drive. To make sure that Windows was operating appropriately, I rebooted and hit F10. I then showed the new solid-state hard drive. Everything booted perfectly and the new solid-state hard drive was noted as the C Dr.

When I rebooted into bios to change the hard drive boot order so that the new second solid-state hard drive would be the first in the priority, when I highlighted it and exited from it,it still showed the original solid-state hard drive as the first hard drive.

I have never had this problem before. I now have to go into F10 every time I boot into my computer and highlight the new solid-state hard drive.

Any thoughts?

Thanks so much,


A:cannot change boot priority among hard drives

Nice, you were very close. When you have highlighted it just press + on the keyboard and it will jump to the top!

Good luck! SG

edit: you can just call them HDD and SSD (solid state drive is not 'hard' XD)
what do you mean by C Dr?

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Hi all,

I have dell inspiron with windows 7 installed in it. My younger brother did compressed some files. After that I am getting this bootmgr is compressed- press ctrl+alt+del to restart error.

I googled it and found a lot of solutions to try.

Some of them is to run the system startup repair using windows DVD or usb flash drive.

Now problem is I am not able to boot from DVD as well , because I guess My boot priority is set to HDD.

I wanted to change the boot priority, but I am not able to get that option also. I tried pressing every possible key from F1-F12, Del and even CTRL buttons. But none could take me to boot priority setting option.

I even removed my battery and tried connecting my laptop to power directly that too could not help to reset BIOS setup option as , I read somewhere that this could lead the motherboard to do the hardware reset and bios reset.

Please help me with this.

Thanks in advance,

A:bootmgr is compressed in windows 7 and also I am not able to change the boot priority

I'm sure you can find on Dell's documentation that came with the PC and/or on Dell's web site the proper key to tap to reorder the boot order list. And often the key is displayed on the screen immediately after power on. You'll probably have better luck if you work with the correct key (or key combination) than by trying numerous guesses.

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I want to make my IDE the primary hard drive and SATA the secondary. By default windows selects the SATA but I have issues with partitions and I want to use the IDE instead.
In my advanced features bios I am given three boot devices to choose as I will, but if I want to boot from a hard drive it doesn't give me a choice so it selects primary device being the SATA.
The standard cmos features show the SATA on channel 0 master and i'm given three options - none, auto and manual. Nowhere do I see an option to change the IDE to primary. How do I do this?
I have a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l mobo

A:Cannot change boot disc priority in Gigabyte BIOS

In the Advanced BIOS Features you have First boot device; Second boot device; Third boot device. Take a look at the item just above those: Hard Disk Boot Priority

Highlight it and press "Enter." You should see all your hard drives listed.

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Okay, i've searched for this one and can't find much useful info on this.

What I want to happen is for my WiMP classic to open at above normal process priority when I double click on associated files. I know how to make the shortcut to do it but then I have to load the media manually. Is there a way to just automatically make a program start at different priorities no matter how it is started?

I believe there must be a way to do this via registry editor. Perhaps a tray program but I hate to use a special app just for this as system load is already my concern here. Any advice?

A:Apps that run when associated files are opened; change their starting priority

Okay for those who were wondering if there was an answer to this one here ya go:

Watch movies with Above Normal priority

Having trouble watching a movie when you also have a lot of background processes going on?

Here's what to do:

1. Create a new textfile in the root of c:\, but instead of giving it the .txt extension you name it wmp_AboveNormal.bat

2. Right-click this file and choose 'Edit', you'll see it'll open notepad. Put this line in:
start /AboveNormal C:\"Program Files"\"Windows Media Player"\wmplayer.exe %1 %*

3. Save (make sure you save it as .bat, not as .txt) and close.

Now all you have to do is register your mediafiles to this batchfile. Here's how to do that:

4. In Windows Explorer choose Tools>Folder Options >File Types

5. Scroll down(press A) to the AVI filetype

6. Click 'Change' and point to c:\wmp_AboveNormal.bat . Click OK and Close.

Now everytime you dubbleclick an .avi WMP will open with the 'AboveNormal' -priority setting ! (Repeat steps 4-6 to register all mediatypes you want to be opened this way.)

These are all the settings: Realtime, High, AboveNormal, Normal, BelowNormal, Low.

*Realtime is not recommended unless you have a dual-CPU system!

Much love to everyone!

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Hi All - I have just bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Before installing everything I wanted to partition the hard drive, for various reasons. To do so, I installed EASUS Pro. (Have used that many, many times on my W7 PC without a problem.) Anyway, it went away to resize the boot partition and now I can't do a !@#%$ing thing. The laptop boots to a 0xc0000225 error screen, and that's it. I entered the UEFI Firmware Settings, and managed to firstly change the fn keys to standard (YAY!) but I CANNOT use the F10 key to save the boot priority to CD/DVD or anything else, so I have nowhere to go from there.

Any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have literally no idea what to do, am hundreds of miles from any physical support, and so have a totally useless, very expensive laptop on my desk.

A:Toshiba W8 laptop - can't change BIOS/boot priority

Need to back way up to the beginning. Start by telling us step by step what you were doing. Before the BSOD came up.

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hi, anyone can tell me how to permanently change the mtu for a given network device in win7? the cmd "netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface ?NameOfConnection? mtu=XXXX store=persistent" does not work for me: mtu value goes back to initial after reboot...
thank you

A:how to permanently change mtu?

you can modify the windows registry for this as well.

click start type regedit the navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\[Adapter ID]]

(Find the correct adapter you want to change on your machine, there may be multiple entries depending on the number of adopters you may have)

the right click and create a new REG_DWORD, name it MTU, set the value after that.

hope this helps

Cheers !!

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Still trying to decide which way to go to have one PC with XP and Vista 64. I kinda like the idea of completely separated installations, and was hoping to get assurance that if I installed them each on two separate drives I could control which OS started simply by changing the bootable drive in the mainboard's BIOS. I have a new ASUS P5E and you can in fact set the boot drive. My only concern is whether or not in this situation each OS remains completely independent of the other--ie, that XP does not know Vista is installed in the same box, and vice versa. Can anyone confirm this is the case? I am trying to get around various entanglements and issues (like the restore point deletions, etc) that can occur with dual booting in typical ways.

Thanks in advance,


A:If you change the boot priority in the BIOS, will 2 OS installs stay independent?

Hi Noel.

I have XP and Vista Premium installed on my laptop with two separate hard drives. I installed XP first on the C drive and then Vista on the D drive.

There is no interference between the two OS's at all. I have had no problem running either one of them. I don't see the need to change the boot order in the BIOS as Vista installs a boot manager and you can select Vista or "Older windows operating system" to boot into.

Even though Vista is on the D drive, it fools itself into believing it is the C drive. I don't know how this works, but it does. (eg: When using windows explorer under vista, XP is on the D drive).

Let me know if you have any other questions!!


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When I am typing, sometimes I get the character ? instead of ?. After doing some research, all you need to do is select the English(US) instead of English(Can) in the language bar. Apparently, it seems that this language setting only effects the individual software instead of all the software installed on your computer. So for example, if I changed this language setting in Word, this setting will not roll over to Notepad or Chrome or even the OS.

I am wondering if there is a way to permanently save the English(US) setting so it will apply to all of my software?

A:Change Language Permanently

If you go to Regional and Language Settings in the Control Panel, you should be able to set it to English (United States) so that all software defaults to this. Additionally, you can go to the "Keyboards and Languages" tab and click on "Change Keyboards" to ensure that English (US) is installed. If not, you can add it.

Keyboard Layout - Change

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No recent changes that I'm aware of No new hardware I don't turn my computer off very often but the last 4 times I've done so upon restart the boot order has changed from hard drive to CD Rom so it won't boot of course. I restart it, pressing escape to go to boot menu and change the order to hard drive and save the changes and boot right up. But it reverts to cd rom on next start

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I have really tried everything i can think of and researched so much for answers.
Please, i only formatted my computer 2 months ago and then this came out of the blue. I am about to start back at school and i dont want my computer to go bust. I need any help possible.
I wake up and i log on and what comes up is not what my profile I logged into looks like and so i figured that my comp had a quick lapse in ability like it had before that made it assume a temp profile because mine could not be found.
* So i log out and log back in. No fix. Open my comp check all connections. No fix. System Restore. No Fix.
* That's when i found out that i was in TEMP.ESM-01 login not Tarik but i clearly logged into Tarik so i ended up freakin thinking my files were gone. So then i checked and found that when i went to Tarik's docs through My computer it came up empty but when i go to Documents and Settings/Tarik/My docs its all there so "phew" i didn't lose anything but why am i not getting that profile to load?
* After looking at it all and doing some research i found out it has to do with roaming profiles yet i don't have a host network i connect to; i am the host. So finally i found something that may have fixed it and downloaded it from Microsoft called "User Profile Hive Cleanup Service".
* Didn't Work but what i did notice is that it creates and replaces the TEMP.ESM-01 Profile folder every time i log in with Tarik. So i guess it a profile that... Read more

A:How do i permanently change %USERPROFILE% in the registry?

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There are a whole bunch of XP services that launch automatically when you start up Windoze. These can be turned off manually by using services.msc.

But I've found that at least some of these can not be turned off permanently. An example is Automatic Updates.

Does anyone know if it is possible to turn these off permanently? One obvious way would be to change the name of the service, and that's not hard to do, but there must be a "proper" way to do it. Anyone have any ideas?

A:How to permanently change Services that launch

Using Automatic Updates as in your example, if you right click the Service, Properties and set the Startup Type to Disabled and reboot, does that not keep it from starting again?If you disable Automatic Updates, you will then get an informational message about that, which you will also have to disable (if you want).If you have particular fussy ones, tell us which and maybe we can help. I don't think renaming is a good method.I have many disabled service too. Here is a popular list for XP that will give you some ideas about what can be turned off/disabled/better left alone:http://www.blackviper.com/

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Can someone tell me how I can permanently change the default font in Word Pad?


A:Change font permanently in Word Pad?

Hmm, you can use a trick as i think you can't change the default font in Wpad.

Create a rtf document with a "space", select the space, choose your font and size, save as your-template.rtf.
In properties, tick read only to avoid modifying it, be sur that rtf files open with Wpad.
Change your shortcuts to open Wpad so that they open your-template.rtf and that's it.

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On my Dell XP Pro, msconfig lists a number of applications (not services) from 3rd party vendors, such as HP and QWest, scheduled to launch at start-up. Several times, I've unchecked these items, clicked APPLY, and then re-started my system; nevertheless, when my system has finally rebooted, Windows Task Manager shows them running, and I have to eliminate them in Windows Task manager.

So it appears that somehow, there is some application somewhere that is reversing (i.e. ignoring) my (new) settings I try to establish in msconfig. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

I can figure out several ways of dealing with this problem, such as changing the names of these annoying applications (e.g. from application.exe to application.eze) so they cannot be found (therefore cannot launch), but I'd sure like to know what software it is on my machine that keeps overriding my choices. And also how to change the start-up menu permanently without changing the names of the relevant offending programs.

A:Cannot permanently change msconfig settings

msconfig is a diagnostic utility. If you want to permanently manage startup items you should use a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml).
Uncheck whatever you don't want started in that app and let's go from there.

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Could I permanently change embedded UEFI key for Windows 10?

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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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I had problems with vista, so i created a new partition, installed a different version of vista, then formatted the original OS partition. (obviously i had no idea what i was doing, but thats beyond the point)
Now i have a problem with the new partition i created for vista.
The default drive on where to save things is C:
however, C: is my OS drive
how can i change it so that all files are downloaded to D: without manually entering it everytime?

Or, would simply changing the Drive letters work?
if so, how do it do it? Ive tried using the vista maintenance tools, but i get an error saying it cannot be changed because of files in use.

Or, should i get a new harddrive, remove the old drive, install a partition on it named c:, install vista on that. (i would assume the original vista disc i have has the ability to create a partition on it when booting from disc.. its preactivated)

Im not really looking for the easiest or cheapest way to do it. I have just googled the crap out of this, and im not really finding the info im looking for, because im not really sure what its called.
So any suggestions would be very helpful

A:how to change file download path permanently..d: instead of C:?

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I recently set up a sbs 2003 server. My isp doesn't allow my [email protected] emails out or in very well. I have setup exchange for my comcast email and use it in outlook but exchange keeps changing my default email server to itself. Is there a way I can make my comcast email the default permanently?

A:Permanently Change the default email in Exchange

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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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