Stopping Processes

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

  1. RiseAgainst macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2003
    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


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    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

    Jun 10, 2003
    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


    Apr 19, 2004
    Secret Moon base
    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


    Dec 8, 2003
    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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