10-29-2008 02:05 PM
Well, in the BIOS it is disabled.
Also, there are no rpcnet(p).exe or any service similar to that running.
The only RPC running is the Remote Procedure Call from microsoft.
10-29-2008 02:38 PM
OK, my virtual diagnostic powers aren't worth a penny
You say that there is no rcpnet service running, but is there a rpcnet.exe process that is active?
Delete the agremove.exe file and see if it miraculously reappears after reboot. If not,
there is something else wrong with your laptop...
Properties of agremove.exe file if you want to check before you delete it:
File description: agremove.exe
File version: 8.0.826.0
Product name: agremove
Product version: 0.0.0.0
Copyright: 2005 Absolute Software Corp.
Size: 43.5KB (44.544B)
10-29-2008 04:50 PM
Hehe, misunderstanding all over...
There are SERVICES and PROCESSES, two completely different things.
When you open Task Manager there are different tabs for each. Under Processes tab
there could be rpcne(p).exe listed, and under Services tab there could be rpcne(p),
both without any additional information.
Since your BIOS agent is set to Disable, there should not be any active or listed...
Did agremove.exe reaper after you deleted it, or moved it to another place?
10-30-2008 04:03 PM
Well, have no more "useful" ideas...
Only systematic tracking of processes and their activity can shed more light on the
Get hold of free Process Monitor v.1.37, by Mark Russinovich and learn how to use it.
Very powerful tool when you learn how to use its filtering possibilities.
Besides that use a good tool to optimize services and task, many of them are
unnecessary. I am using Vista Manager v.1.5x and its tools for optimizing startup, tasks
and services. It also has a very dependable Registry cleaning tool.
For instance, my Ultimate SP1 (32bit) with 72 additional programs installed, and full AV
protection, runs on only 37 Services and 4 Tasks. Most of the tuning was done with the
help of Vista Manager.
Wish you luck in solving the problem, you will need it
10-31-2008 12:45 PM
Hmm.., Vista is remarkably reliable to me. On several laptops never a glitch, never BSOD,
and only problems related to other (poorly written?) software. It is a resource hog, and
that is why it needs additional tuning. Anyhow, I believe that Win7 will also not be very light.
Most troubles people experience with Vista is related to inadequate hardware and even
more to the bloatware that accompanies preinstalled Vistas on notebooks. Lenovo is no
exception, and sometimes looking at new, cheep, models I come to think that the only
reason for producing and selling such machines is to distribute the installed bloatware
10-31-2008 01:18 PM
Well, it seems as though I have some news.
I have tried to minimize the number of services and processes working, so if this happens, I can use Process Explorer to look at the memory and cpu usage per process on one screeen without scrolling.
The weird thing is - the CPU usage and Memory usage - on the graph - SPIKE to a 100, but there's not specific process that's causing it.
10-31-2008 02:29 PM
Get a gadget called Multi Meter(D) v1.25. Then you can track the usage of separate cores
and memory on the Sidebar and at the same time in Task Manager have the Processes
tab active, with CPU Usage selected, so that the process with highest usage is at the top.
If you don't see any process jump to the top when CPU usage surges, then it is not related
to the system, but is probably some hardware\driver issue.