Stopping Processes

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by RiseAgainst, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. RiseAgainst macrumors regular

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    I have noticed recently that my 17" PB was making highly annoying high pitched beeps at regular about 5 second intervals. Before almot taking a hammer to it, I narrowed the problem down the a process called HP Communications. Obviosly this is for my printer, but is there anyway that I can stop this process from starting when i log on?
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Go to System Prefs/ Accounts, it might be in the Startup Items list, if it isn't I don't know what else to suggest
     
  3. RiseAgainst thread starter macrumors regular

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    While the horrible HP software did put something in my Startup, i had already taken it out. I really dont know what the process actually does.
     
  4. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    Maybe try typing the process name in to the search window in the finder. If you delete the program file it can't run it...
    This is not exactly a clean uninstall of course :)
     
  5. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Since it is making audible beeps, I doubt it is communicating with the printer. I find it more likely it is trying to communicate with you.
     

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