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Hi, I have been trying to install a program for a week and when the progress bar gets to about 65% the computer crashes.  I would like to see what programs are running in the background to see what may be intefering with the installation.  How do I see which programs are in the start-up manager?
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run msconfig (from Start>Run) and check Startup tab to see what is running at startup.
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I'm a big fan of Autoruns.

HTH,
Dan
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Open the task manager and look at the running processes.
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Thank you
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windows sysinternals has a lot of tools that can help you to see what is running in the background. MS now owns these tools.  autoruns is one tool http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx and process manager is another tool that will show what is running in the background   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/sysinternals/bb896645 these are free and do not install anything in the registry, or install any files on the computer they just run with out the install process.
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