hpsysdrv.exe

July 25th, 2006 - 02:59 am ET by

This process appears after completely restoring a HP (Hewlett Packard) computer with the tools provided when the computer was purchased.

It verifies the restore has been correctly performed and saves information if there is a problem.

This information is not viewable unless you are a Hewlett-Packard support engineer, and it is used to resolve restoration problems. If your PC is no longer under warranty then you will not need to keep this process.

If you haven’t performed a restore in the last few days and your computer is working with no problems that you can remove this process.

  • recguard.exe (Recovery Guard) This process prevents the modification of the help permission on Hewlett Packard or Compaq computers.This is generally used in the event of major problems, with the help partition allowing you to install your computer
  • lssrvc.exe (HP Light Scribe Service) This process allows you to use the “Light Scribe” technology with a compatible media writer.This technology uses the laser writers that support this functionality to “design” a jacket for a blank
  • usbmmkbd.exe (USB Multimedia Keyboard) This process is installed with the drivers of a Hewlett Packard multimedia keyboard. It is required if you wish to use the keyboards special keys.These special keys, which are not found on normal keyboards, allow you to
  • hpsysdrv.exe (Hewlett-Packard System Driver) This process appears after completely restoring a HP (Hewlett Packard) computer with the tools provided when the computer was purchased.It verifies the restore has been correctly performed and saves information if there
  • tfswctrl.exe (HP DLA Packet Writing Software) This is part of the “HP DLA Packet Writing” software. It allows you to burn directly from Windows explorer with HP writers.
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Field descriptions :

  • Short name : this is the name of the process which appears in Windows Task Manager.
  • Full name : this is the full name of the process as defined by its designer.
  • File path : indicates the location where the process program is located. You should be aware that this information may be different if you have changed the default installation location of a program.
  • Description : this will present information about the origins of the processes, its use and additional information.
  • Designer : provides the name of the process designer, with this generally being a hardware or software maker.
  • Associated Service(s) : indicates the services associated to the process in question.
  • System Processes : these correspond only to the processes which are owned by Windows, ensuring the operating system functions correctly.
  • Applicative Processes : concerns all non-system processes, which means those that correspond to programs.
  • Priority : concerns the default priority of a process, with there being 6 options: Real time, high, above normal, normal, below normal and low. The higher the priority is set, the more often the process will be executed over the other processes. You should be aware that changing this setting can lead to abnormal functioning of the PC.
  • Background Processes : concerns the "invisibles" processes which correspond to those which are running in the systems background and which are not used by the user. These can be, for example, a service.
  • Network Processes : concerns the processes which are directly linked to network management.
  • Hardware Processes : concerns the processes which are directly linked to hardware management.
  • Spyware : indicates whether the process in question is linked to a spyware program.
  • Trojan Horse : indicates whether the process in question is linked to the presence of a Trojan horse.
  • Virus : indicates whether the process in question is linked to the presence of a virus which has contaminated your system.
  • How to stop it : there are three ways to stop a process: close the program or stop the service which is behind the process, or stop it brutally through Windows Task Manager.
  • How to delete it : essentially concerns applicative processes. Deleting a process often requires that you uninstall the software being the process.