by   May 19 2010   
How to Remove Hpqthb08.exe from start up Correctly. Never leave MSCONFIG in anything other than normal startup when you are finished. Learn how to remove this application hpqthb08.exe from your startup correctly.

How to Remove Hpqthb08.exe from start up Correctly.

How to Remove Hpqthb08.exe from start up Correctly.
Never leave MSCONFIG in anything other than normal startup when you are finished. Learn how to remove this application hpqthb08.exe from your startup correctly.

Other Issues with hpqthb08.exe is 99% application CPU usage. Under Windows Task Manager you might even find 2 of the same applications started. This is what I have seen causes the 99% CPU usage.

This is caused by two applications in the startup menu starting the same program file.
HP Digital Imaging Monitor and HP Image Zone Fast Start
Only one should be in the startup but that is optional. I have removed both of them because I'll be launching the program via the HP applications menu and not from the computer start up.

Side Note before I give the fix: I just finished reading some eHow.com post on how to remove the program application hpqthb08.exe .

Why did I search eHow.com ?
Because many of the articles that are posted by normal and technical people are good and because I didn't have this program I read what they had to say.

Here's the link to the Wrong Method of removing Hpqthb08.exe from startup. You can judge for yourself. If you're a tech you'll know what I'm talking about.

But the Flags went up when the fix was to remove the check from the startup using MSCONFIG.

The steps listed at eHow.com are 100% wrong.
This is not how you remove applications from startup.
The MSCONFIG application is for troubleshooting and should always be returned to "NORMAL STARTUP - load all device drivers and services.
NOT > Selective Startup which is used when troubleshooting applications.

The Fix:

hpqthb08.exe
Click on Start > All Programs > Startup
Look for HP Imaging applications.
I found HP Digital Imaging Monitor and HP Image Zone Fast Start.
The problems start when you see two startup applications in the startup folder launching the same program.
You can remove both of them because the application will run normally using the Start > All Programs > HP > HP Image Zone which will launch the program hpqthb08.exe just fine.

Now right mouse click HP Image Zone Fast Start menu link then left click properties.

Smile Big Now!
Yes, there is your hpqthb08.exe file linked to your startup folder from your start menu.

Did you see it? HP Digital Imaging Monitor is actually your hpqthb08.exe application.

You are a Computer Expert Now without eHow.com! (Their post was to set your MSConfig in Selective Startup. Very bad idea.)

Right click on the start up menu item then left click on "DELETE".

That's it!

NOTES:


Actually anything you do within the MSCONFIG application with the start up is only for troubleshooting not for fixing a problem.

Let me say it this way.
I've seen Bob from India fix Dell computers that way but it's not at all correct to modify the startup settings from within MSCONFIG.
In fact a logical thinking person should ask.

"Should I have Selective Startup or Normal Startup?"

The selective start up was and still today is designed to troubleshoot issues not to be used as a fix.

If you are a DELL service tech that would be your way to get the person off the phone.

But that is not at all correct.

When you use MSCONFIG and make changes you are actually placing your system in Selective Startup and not Normal start up.

In my terms this is putting DUCT TAPE on a leaky pipe and calling it fixed.

So let's get one thing straight .
If you use MSCONFIG to modify your start up you are doing things wrong.

We have 3 locations to look in:

Services.msc (Service applications settings of when to start and how.)
Startup folder (Typically your start programs that are not services but applications.)
Registry entry for Startup. (This is for programs that fire from the startup registry entries.)

Some even say to remove the program.
If that was the fix why would HP even bundle it with their hardware?

The Path to the fix the hpqthb08.exe start up issue and to education you a regarding the use of the MSCONFIG panel.

Notice also posted (with misspelling of application) at
http://www.file.net/process/hpqthb08.exe.html


Problem is if you see this application using 99% CPU. It is caused by two of the same applications starting in your startup folder. Other than that it is fine to run. Make sure the hpqthb08.exe application is only launched once on startup. If you would like to remove it the appliction will run normally using the Start > All Programs HP  HP Image Zone which will launch the program hpqthb08.exe just fine. Hope this helps.

I'll clean up this post later. I just wanted to get the world out about this before home computer users make classical mistakes.
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For those that followed the eHow.com approach go back into your MSCONFIG and put your computer back on NORMAL startup.

No Duct Tape Repairs here and no Technical Support from unqualified people.
100% field technicians do things others don't do.
We fix it so it's fixed and leave the duct tape to the A/C Repair people.
 
 

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Edited by - XCTech on 01/09/2010 5:53:08 PM

 

 

 

How to Remove Hpqthb08.exe from start up Correctly. Never leave MSCONFIG in anything other than normal startup when you are finished. Learn how to remove this application hpqthb08.exe from your startup correctly.