Hi, No, please don't get me wrong. I really searched the forum for this and found loads of info on this topic. I came to know about various aspects of these processes. which confused me a lot. To let the processes run or not to run. In starting this thread, i want to add another dimension to this story. The software has been designed as a very handy backup tool which once configured would automatically take back-ups, thus making you safe without a considerable effort on your part. That is the basic premise for backup software. And that is why those processes, i think, so that you don't have to process anything. But what if a person wants to do everything by himself. Like I have no scheduled backups running nor do i use ASR or TI SZ. I do my backups manually, as required ie before installing a software known to create havoc and so on. So in this scenario what processes are required to run. I mean, I use TI only for manual backups, period. The process and the memory they use are as follows: TimounterMonitor.exe - 6468 K, TrueImageMonitor.exe - 17308 K, Schedhlp.exe - 3012 K, schedul2.exe - 2880 K. I am running XP Pro SP3 on a D101GGC MoBo, P4 2.66 GHz, 1.5 GB DDR1 400MHz Ram. The RAM is adequate enough for the above processes. However what i wanna know is what is required and what is not required for the way i use Acronis TI 2009, ie , only manual backups. Thanx for reading this stuff and thanx to those willing to help.