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Resource Consumer
07-08-2003, 10:50:11
Hi geekoids. A question for you.

I have just upgraded Win98 to WinXP. Some programs seem to run a bit slower so I had a look at the task manager to see what was running (and, wow, did it appear a lot).

Anyway, the main one that was guzzling the CPU was Crashguard. A question, is this an XP process or is this some crap legacy stuff that I have put on there myself? If it is an XP thingy, is it much of a problem if I close that process.

No longer Trippin
07-08-2003, 11:05:43
Crashgaurd is not a service under XP, so you must have had it from 98 if you upgraded. Did you upgrade or do a fresh format and install? Upgrades from 9x to XP can cause lots of headaches sometimes. Though they don't create new programs.

Resource Consumer
07-08-2003, 12:19:12
It was an upgrade. OK, then it looks OK to try and chase this down and get rid of it......

Resource Consumer
07-08-2003, 12:20:21
Thanks, BTW.:D

07-08-2003, 14:01:44
It's worth installing from scratch, for sure, for sure.

Resource Consumer
07-08-2003, 14:03:43
I only have the upgrade disk, mind you.

07-08-2003, 14:38:31
Isn't Crashguard a Norton Utilities program?

Sir Penguin
07-08-2003, 17:34:27
Yes. And it probably doesn't do anything useful, either.


07-08-2003, 18:00:54
I remember Crash Guard crashing more things than helping.

07-08-2003, 18:18:19
there's an upgrade path from 98 to xp?

you didn't wipe your hard drive and start afresh?

sounds like a mistake all round

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
08-08-2003, 00:00:39
What, installing XP? :)

No longer Trippin
08-08-2003, 04:06:52
Yeah, I recall crashgaurd, crashprotector or something like it from norton - might even have it if they still package it, though it isn't loaded. Alsogiven XP being pretty resiliant, they probably discountued it. I had something like that up with 98SE - the only thing it did was have a screen pop up telling me that a crash had occured, I'd click ok and the BSOD would pop up. Cute.

Resource Consumer
08-08-2003, 11:44:28
I seem to remember doing something like that years ago. Right, here's one that will get wiped.