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Do I need to keep HPTLBXFX.exe always running in the background?

Posted on 2011-03-25
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I just installed the HP M-1530 All-in-One printing and I believe that the scanner portion of this printer is "pooling" in the background waiting for a scan and using CPU space.  Can I stop the HPTLBXFX.exe file in services to decrease the amount of CPU space being used to speed up the process of my computer?
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That is the "HP Toolbox" monitoring software.  As long as you don't need any functionality from it, you can disable it from running.

You can do this using msconfig.

Or you can download and install CCleaner, go to its Tools -> Startup and disable there.

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One other thing.  CPU usage from HPTLBXFX has been identified as an issue with other earlier printers.  You may want to check HP's website and see if they have a newer software release than the one that came with the unit.  I know they have fixed this on a few models.

Best of luck.

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Thank you.  I'll see if this speeds things back up.  I completely redid this computer yesterday by wiping it clean and reinstalling Windows XP and the machine was flying until I installed the All-In-One and there seems to be a little hi-cup in the speed of things now.

Thank you.
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You're welcome.

I really wish HP would get the hint that their bloatware is driving away customers.  I've been a fairly loyal HP printer person for years, and their hardware is still good quality, but their software flat out drives me crazy.

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