Too many Processes start up on Vista

I recently asked a question about how to reducemy systems CPU. This is arelated issue so if you want, please review the issue I hadand the troubleshooting steps taken at that thread as well:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_Vista/Q_23777049.html

I'm still having problems with my system running as fast as it should. This is a decent laptop only about 5months old so it should be running better then it is:

Dell inspiron 1520
Vista Home Premium
2.0 GHz Intel Core duo
120 7200RPM Hard drive
4GB Memory

When I start upthe laptop and run task manager I notice70processes running before I actually open anything. If this is too many (as I assume),how can I stop some of theseprocesses from running on start up.

I went into msconfig and tried unchecking the start up items that I obviously don't need at start up,but I still have these 70 or so processes starting up.

I've attached a screenshot of my task manager assoon asI startedmy laptop.


Another contributing factor might be that I only have 28GB's free of 136GB on my C drive. Not sure why my hard drive is almost full.
Task-Manager.jpg
ffrllcAsked:
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BrandonGalderisiCommented:
Another contributing factor might be that I only have 28GB's free of 136GB on my C drive. Not sure why my hard drive is almost full:

28GB is a lot of free space, but if you want to get a good idea of where your space is, check out this tool:
http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/



I wouldn't worry too much about the number of processes, only whether or not your performance is well.  From the looks of it, you have some system processes taking about 70% of your CPU right now.  Is this normal for you.  I suspect this is still starting up which is why it's so high.  With 26% ram used I don't think that TOO MUCH stuff is necessarily starting.
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ffrllcAuthor Commented:
The disc space clean up link you provided was interesting. It talked about "Volume Shadow Copy" taking up a lot of hard drive space.  I followed the tips and saved about 30GB's of space.

Thanks for the link !!!
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nobusCommented:
you're welcome !
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jryan1099Commented:
Try HiJack this to show what you are running, uncheck what u don't need.

Do yourself a BIG favor, but a 1T Seagate drive. They only cost about $129 for a Sata II. If u don't have a PC with Sata,  then get one :)
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