NWA-PCUG Newsletter Article
What's Up
by John Clark, WebMaster, August 2001
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As you watch your system strain to come up, have you ever wondered what is up. Which systems are being started, and what routines do they require. And if you don't like one of those programs that were auto magically loaded at start is there a way for you to terminate them or even better completely eliminated them.

It appears there is a freeware software out there that will allow you to do this. The product appears to be Faber Toys. You may find out about it and do a download of the system from Faberbox.

Faber Toys runs in Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4, and Win 2000. It will not run in Windows 3.1. Faber Toys is free.

The system is over 2 Mbytes, and comes in a self installing function which will place an icon on your desktop.

I have found I can activate the toy at any time and observe what is active on my system. I can also locate the various .dll etc that any one of the active programs require. I can also terminate any active windows program. Fabertoy will deactivate itself.

The Fabertoy provides much information about your system. I would recommend that any NWAPCUG members take a look at it.

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