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    Anyone know what pmsvc.exe does?

    Any of you guys know what this is?

    pmsvc.exe

    It's shows running as a process in my task manager. A google search turns up zero.

    Odd that there is not a single reference to this file on Google, yet it's running on my computer. LMAO.

    I was looking for a resolution to a problem I'm having with "Power Meter" when I found it.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Have you tried a search a support.microsoft.com?

    And off the top of my head, I'd guess it's "Power Meter SerViCe".
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    Originally posted here by MsMittens
    Have you tried a search a support.microsoft.com?

    And off the top of my head, I'd guess it's "Power Meter SerViCe".
    I just did a search on Microsoft's technet and came up with nothing. I did get two hits on a google search but they were in Japanese and I couldn't make them out.
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    MsMittens is probably correct here, indicating some type of Power Management SerViCe.

    As a word of caution though: MSVC.exe is associated with MicroSoft Visual C++. To avoid detection, Trojans will often be given a name that is similar to a program one expects to see on a system.

    I do not think that a trojan is the source of the PMSVC.exe service, but when you cannot find any reliable reference to a program name, via a google search, it does not hurt to be a little suspicious.

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    MsM..I always try to hit M$ support and Google before asking. I got the same 2 Japanese pages as DjM.

    I am hoping it is a power management/meter process and, therefore, the solution to my little problem.

    I'll disable it and see if I detect any changes.

    Another source suggested it may be a Yahoo messenger file but, I never installed Yahoo on this box.

    A registry search turned up a pmsvc.exe at...

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet \Services\ialmpa

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001 \Services\ialmpa

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002 \Services\ialmpa

    And, the file is at C:\WINNT\System32\pmsvc.exe

    Anyone else have these in your registry?

    On a related note..... I believe I found the solution to my little problem.

    This topic best descibes the problem I am having.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=327129

    I have been avoiding SP3 and SP4. I would like to resolve this problem without patching SP3 and 4.

    I'll do a little testing and post what I find.

    Meanwhile...anyone have those settings in your reg?

    ThanksIA.
    KapperDog

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    Did a search of all files and folders on my XP box, and didn't find pmsvc.exe anywhere.
    PS. this is a laptop( if that makes a difference)
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    Just in case someone searches pmsvc.exe and comes to this thread.......

    The file pmsvc.exe is the i830M Power Management on the motherboard and seems to create plenty of problems with Linux and laptops but I didn't find anything relating to why it would be running on my SFF Shuttle motherboard (desktop) running Windows.

    I'll keep at it and post in case it helps someone else.

    On another note, I installed SP4 and it did not resolve my original problem as it said it would, here.. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=327129

    I still get a lengthy hang at shutdown and an "End Program- Power Meter" error (as described in the M$ link above).
    KapperDog

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