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XP process - nvSvc32.exe.. Can this be killed?

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this is an Nvidia driver service executable but not sure if it is required in the mix of things. Anyone ??TksBobG

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Hi Bob,This has been talked about quite a lot in other technical forums. The service has some side-effects when enabled (as it is by default) in that it can drastically slow down your reboot speeds. I have yet to hear a clear answer from Nvidia or anyone else as to the exact functions of this service.Many (including me) have indeed disabled this service. But some have also reported instability after doing so (I'm not one of them). I've disabled the service on many of my shop computers to test its effect as well and nothing outstanding happens. I don't use those machines often however since they are floor models, so YMMV as usual. For most people, I'd recommend keeping it enabled. If you are adventurous though, go for it. Just be prepared to re-enable it if you have any stability problems.Good luck,http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/elrondlogo.gifhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/flyurl.gif

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ElrondI will research. Can you recommend where I might hang out to get some info? Im using Xp Pro and have disable many services that I could find info and have had very good luck including a little more mem.I just have not been able to find any info on this service. Thanks. If I find out I will post. I try to run as lean as possible.BobG

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Hey Bob,Sure... A few good forums for Nvidia specific discussion are:NVNews Nvidia Cards Forumhttp://www.nvnews.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=36and Operating Systemshttp://www.nvnews.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=52Driver Heaven Nvidia Forums (new but interesting and should have a good future)http://216.127.74.135/forum_display.php?id=17 (for now)http://www.driverheaven.net/forum_display.php?id=17 (when DNS is updated)And a good overview of the services in XP (and those that *can* be disabled for advanced use only - can severely mess your system up if not careful for any reading this!):Black Vipers Services Guidehttp://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htmGood luck, http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/elrondlogo.gifhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/flyurl.gif

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