When troubleshooting Windows problems, it is often helpful to view the Task List of currently running processes. In Windows 95/98/ME this is done by simultaneously pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. In Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista, right-click on the Task Bar, and choose Task Manager. To find out what the various background tasks actually do and who they belong to, try the Task List at AnswersThatWork.com.
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Feldman, Barbara. "How to Understand the Windows Task List." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 13 Apr. 2008. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/304/how-to-understand-the-windows-task-list/ >.