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Solved: How Do I Remove Startup Items from System Config Utility?

Q: Solved: How Do I Remove Startup Items from System Config Utility?


[I'm using Windows XP, without the latest SP2.]

Yesterday I uninstalled some software. Today, when my computer starts, it is not starting in "Normal" mode.

I would like to remove 2 Startup Items from the list that comes up when I look at:
START --> RUN --> msconfig
System Configuration Utilitites -->Start Tab

One of these items (programs) is a graphics pad driver -- I returned the pad (and uninstalled the software), so I don't need this at all.

The other item is very useful PDF software, but I don't need it to load every time my computer starts.

Thanks very much for help about this!


A: Solved: How Do I Remove Startup Items from System Config Utility?

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Suddenly, when I went to MISCONFIG/System Config Utility, under the startup items, there are a lot of items, but few, if any, of the items I, in fact, have in my startup. My items still startup when I boot, but the list is not in Sys Conf Utility!

What happened to them? How do I get my working startup items bacK? I recently installed Process Explorer, a program which I found of no use to me. I have uninstalled it, and still the problem persists.

Any help would be appreciated.

Also, is there any free utility that will both show you your active programs in startup, give you the capability of disabling them, ALSO the ability to add new programs into startup. Most utilities that I have seen don't do what they claim.


A:Solved: Startup Items Don't Appear in Sys Config Utility

go here and download the program "startup list"

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How do you determine what the items are that are listed in the Sys Config Utility (msconfig.exe), startup tab?

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A:Dumprep 0 -k In Startup; System Config Utility

Take a look HERE. And ask any further questions HEREBTW Welcome to bleepingcomputer pcolancecco01

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A:Startup Items in System Configuration Utility

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Where can I find a list (preferably free) that shows me which of those running items are unnecessary.

I'm a good enough writer but a pitifully poor techie, so a simple explanation would be welcome.

A:How to remove recognize/remove items under "Services" tag in SYSTEM CONFIG window?

Have a look Here ....

Black Viper's Web Site

It's the favorite side for those looking to cut the services load

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Hi all,

Great site you have here! And my question is when I turn on my computer I always get the "System Config. Utility" window. I cannot get rid of this. I did make a couple of tweaks to the startup tab but cannot remember which ones. I turned them all back on by selecting the "select all" button but still no luck.

Also under the "General" tab I cannot select the Diagnostic Startup.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Go easy on me I am sort of a nb at this.

A:[SOLVED] System Config. Utility

when the system cofiguration window pops up, there should be a checkbox offering you the option not to show it every time windows loads...

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A:Startup & Services tab in Sys. Config. Utility

Turning off startup programs will give you the biggest boost in performance and you might see a small improvement by disabling services, but do it by going to Start > Run and type in services.msc instead of Msconfig. Be careful when you do this because turning off the wrong service can make your system unbootable. It's also a good idea to keep track of what you change in case something doesn't work in the future you can reverse your changes.

These two sites will give you all the info you need:

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are you checking the box that says to not show that box again. Its not a box to worry about, its just saying that there has been a change in the way that windows starts. Goto run, type msconfig then goto the startup tab, and look and see what programs are selected to start up, the spy program might be selected, you can deselect this box.

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Hello, Just joined up today and happy to be here.

Because my computer has been really slow lately, I am trying to eliminate what might be causing it, and have been following a step by step "tutorial" to clean up a computer.

Doing ok till I came across the step to see what I have in the Start Up menu.

In the System Config Utility, in the SERVICES tap are a lot of apps. Where can I find what the actual name of the file is, relating to each of these apps listed please.

Hope someone out there can help me.

Thank you

A:Service apps in System Config Utility

There are several good sources for researching startup items:a. Google.b. Startup Programs Database - c. Startups (Pacs) - Louis

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A:System Configuration Utility Config System

Can you list those lines out individually? It all ran together so I'm not sure what goes where.

Is it REM Header for instance?

Also, is the computer working ok, other than "saying something about 386 drivers"?
Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
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Please advise where I can find out the functions of the files listed under the "Services" and Start Up" tabs in the System Configuration Utility. I'm sure that a great many of the files that open when my computer is booted are not necessary.

Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.

A:System Config. Utility-Services & Start up Files

Best way to learn what those startup items and services do is to google for them.

About the services, first check "hide microsoft services" cause you don't want to mess with those ones. Then tell us what remains.

You can post a screenshot of your startup items if you want : press the prtscr (or print screen) key then run paint (all programs => accessories => paint), click edit then paste and save the picture as .jpg. Attach it to your next post using the manage attachment button from the advanced mode.

You can safely disable those that are associated to :

Sometimes you'll find an option in that software that will have the same effect as unchecking the related item there. It's better to use that option when it exists. Look for something called "quick tray icon" of "start with windows".

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Thanks in advance!

A:XP won't let me remove startup items

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A:Remove Startup Items

There is a wonderful utility, "WinPatrol," that would make it easy to see what is running and to disable/delete what ever is not desired. The utility does much more than this - it protects against changes to your system that you may not desire by asking if it is OK or not and provides misc. info.


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I have a slew of startup items in the Startup menu under MISCONFIG in my Windows XP OS. Several of these items remain even after I have uninstalled the program. I got advice on where to look to delete items from the registry, but there are STILL items on the list. I did a Find search for each of the items, sometimes finding the item and deleting and sometimes not.

I have attached a picture of a portion of my Startup items.

Why, I wonder, is there not a simple way to review and DELETE startup items, including the item itself from enabling or disabling?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I hate seeing all that junk in my startup items list.

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I'm trying to use video editing software but it's going incredibly slow. I've been advised to make sure there are as few background processes running at the same time and to uncheck everything on my startup list, but i'm not sure what is actually safe to uncheck. Here's my items:

Microsoft Windows Script Host
ELAN Smart pad (laptop touch pad)
Realtek HD Audio manager
HD Audio Background Process
Power Management
Adobe Updater Startup Utility
ZoneAlarm Browser Security
Microsoft Xbox 360 Acessories (for my 360 controller)
Intel (R) Common User Interface
Intel (R) Common User Interface
Intel (R) Common User Interface (why are there 3?)
Logitech Download Assistant (my keyboard)
Microsoft Windows Operating System (i'll assume this needs to stay on :P)
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
Acer Backup Manager
Launch Manager (it says Dritek Systems and something about USB 3.0)
USB 3.0 Monitor
Dolby Profile Selector
AVG Internet Security
Java (TM) Platform SE Auto Updater
SBSV 2010/02/19-11:02:07 (something to do with Adobe :S)

So what can i uncheck?

A:Which Startup Items Can I Safely Remove?

A lot of Forum members disable everything except their antivirus suite. Personally, I have my antivirus and touchpad for my laptop enabled. There's a free utility from Microsoft called Autoruns. It lists pretty much everything that fires up when you start your computer. Using this utility you can uncheck any startup item to see if it has a negative effect. If it does you can always re-check it again.

Autoruns for Windows

And here are a couple more things you may find helpful.

Startup Programs - Change

Seven Forums Search Results for Startup Items

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how do I remove startup items marked with an x?

A:How do I remove startup items marked with an x

avej said:

how do I remove startup items marked with an x?Click to expand...
That is really complicated inthe registry and really in no way necessary to do.

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Finally, I tried to research a few that I can't seem to find definitive information on -
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Can someone please help with these items?

A:How to remove NvCpl and other startup items under msconfig

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A:How do I permanently remove Items from Startup menu

What video card are you currently running?

How did you remove the video driver as stated above?
Did you just remove the files or did you use a uninstall routine?

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Hi guys !!

The other day I opened my msconfig and in the Startup Items I saw a "Turok Registration"
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That's why I called (ghost) "startup item"

I asked to the boyfriend of my roommate to uninstall that Game
So then later, I checked and it was uninstalled... but I still see that "Turok Registration" is in my Startup Items

I try to search in the path of "Command" so i can delete that entry, but i don't find any of those files it says in there,following that how can I delete that entry form my Start up .

Notice that I want to "Delete" for complete that entry no just disable it , because I don't have that game in my computer.

Thansk very much for help and pls. forgive my ignorance at this and my English, not my first language.


A:Solved: System Configuration Utility (ghost) "startup Item"

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I have searched many times to try and find the answer to how to do this, can anyone help?

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There are several other entries like this that I know I don't need and would like to know how to remove them. I also suspect that there might be some entries on there that look like they are needed but actually belong to other uninstalled or deleted programs.

Secondly, if anyone knows how to find and remove files that go to programs that linger around after you have uninstalled the program can you please tell me how to do that also. By this I mean for instance, that I have uninstalled Norton and now use Mcaffee, but there are still files that belong to symantec on my computer. I suspect that there are many other useless files from programs no longer on my computer that can also be deleted as well.

I just want to rid my computer of all the junk ya know? Can anyone help?

A:Wanting to remove unneeded listed items from the msconfig startup tab

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I removed some items from startup in the system configuration utility and ever since then and despite checking not appear again after every boot the message that system configuration utility was used sill appears. Any suggestions to stop it?

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I was going through the programs which are set to start up in the System Configuration Utility, actually going through a list that I found of unnecessary programs which take up CPU and could be turned off safely, as my computer has been very slow for some reason.

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Is this a legitimate program and if so what is it? My antivirus, etc... does not detect it as a virus or trojan.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

A:System Configuration Utility/startup Programs

In addition to the above, the changes that I made yesterday (I disabled several unnecessary programs) are now enabled again. The changes that I made didn't remain for some reason and I don't know why. My computer has been acting terribly slow and none of the utilities I use have found anything. I get a lot of alerts on Zonealarm, and don't know how many of these are actual intrusion attempts, but I am and have been very concerned about security. I know this is a lot, but any help with these things would be appreciated. I am using Windows XP Home edition.


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My laptop has developed a problem where the System Configuration Utility dialog box appears at every boot. I'm running XP Home edition. This occurs even though I've selected "Normal" startup. Also, I can check the box to not show this dialog box again, yet it continues to appear. After appearing, it will tell me that I must reboot for the changes to become effective.

I've run spyware detectors and antivirus scanners but have come up with nothing. I downloaded a program Startup Monitor to see if it would identify anything. The message that I get upon boot with it is: "The program MSConfig has registered the executable C:\Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe/auto to run at system startup"

Any thoughts about what might be going on?

Thanks for your help.

A:System Configuration Utility Appearing at every startup

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I have the following startup item that when I uncheck it, it will check itself back on when I restart.

Start up item: ctfmon
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
Location: HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run

Like I said, I can uncheck it and then it will be mysteriously checked when I reboot the computer. I was wondering if this is a potential problem (trogan) and how I can investigate this.

A:System Configuration Utility- Startup question

It isn't a trojan. This article explains what it is and how to disable it:

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Startup item with no name in System Configuration Utility. I opened the System Configuration Utility>start up tab>and saw there is this item listed that has no name. the key is HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\RUN
It is listed between Acrotray and msmsgs.

What could this be?

Widows XPPRO SP3

A:Startup item with no name in System Configuration Utility


Originally Posted by rentonhighlands

Startup item with no name in System Configuration Utility. I opened the System Configuration Utility>start up tab>and saw there is this item listed that has no name. the key is HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\RUN
It is listed between Acrotray and msmsgs.

What could this be?

Widows XPPRO SP3

Most likely something you have uninstalled at some point!

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At startup I always get a window telling me I have "used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts", which is totally untrue.

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A:If System Configuration Utility doesn't run at startup, can I run it later?

yes you can check the box so that this doesnt show on startup all the time and you can run msconfig at any time via the run option in your start menu.

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UPON RESTART OR START system config. utility flashes for about 5 seconds.
How do I defeat this?-----------Guzz

A:system configuration utility always appears on startup


You can download and install Autoruns from this site:
Once installed run the autoruns.exe application. Agree to the EULA. Wait for autoruns to finish gathering info.
Once done go to file -> save -> then save the file to your desktop.
Attach it to your next post.

Note do not delete or unmark/deselect any of the items in Autoruns.

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A:How do I remove items from system tray

Hi! Your question sounds very much like the one I asked recently at

One reply in that thread had a link to an earlier thread which may help to you, but see also my subsequent experience for a note of caution!

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I would really like to close some of the things which are in Startup but am afraid of disabling something I shouldn't Can anybody tell me what to keep. These items are all checked:

Event Reminder
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A:Startup Setting In System Config

Here's a past post that may help and I'm sure others will offer more suggestions. What OS are you running?

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I've googled it and cannot find any info ... any help? Do I need this at start up.

A:system config startup .. E_s587

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A:Remove System Folder Desktop Items

Welcome to the Seven Forums

I do not think it is possible to do that.


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Does anyone know what these letters mean or where in the world did they come from?
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A:Strange Letters under startup system config

Looks like some type of downloaded item seen as a result of media playback and retrieving content from the web. The options for WMP allow you to uncheck the automatically retrieve item to prevent download of jpeg image for album covers, etc.

You'll notice the ArtG818 folder name under "C:\users\" was created for WMP. Disabling that item checking off the box there and disabling the automatic download option in WMP should clear that up for you.

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System locked up while running EVE Online. Now locks up after loading the startup items after reboot. Loads in Safe Mode w/ Networking just fine. I thought it was a driver issue so I updated my video card and motherboard drivers. System ran fine for a day or so.

Locked up again while playing EVE, then upon reboot again. Detected a Trojan infecting BitTorrent. Cleaned it.

Ran fine for another day or so... locked up while playing EVE and upon reboot.


DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 21:11:04.64 on Thu 03/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1651 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:System Hangs After Loading Startup Items

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How can I delete items that I no longer use or have been deleted ?

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A:How Do I delete items from System Configuration Startup Tab

I've always used Ccleaner to completely remove startup items for programs no longer installed. Download the free version of  Ccleaner here:
After installing, run & select 'TOOLS' on the left then click on the 'STARTUP' button. Select the 'Windows' tab & select the item from the list. You can then choose to Enable, Disable or Delete.
Other methods would require editing the registry.
Here's a good guide:

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I'm running windows XP on my Mac Book. I have it partitioned for that. Anywho I hadn't used this computer in a very long time (since 2008) because the screen was cracked. Got that fixed and everything worked fine for like a few weeks then the battery stopped charging and now I have to use the cable to get power to the Mac Book. So I held down option button one day while starting it up to choose my windows xp side and I get this message saying windows was missing windows\system32\config\system on the black screen. Anyway I have the original windows xp installation disc. So I tried to start windows with the disk so that I could run windows repair. Then when I press 1 as the option to start windows it gives me a blue screen of death. What can I do .....? Where to start...?

A:Windows\system32\config\system message on startup

Hi ..
A couple of options, but since this is older, sounds like the hard drive may be failing, however bad_pool_caller is often a device driver problem, a repair install might help and certainly will not do any harm.Repair XP by install over the top of existing system
   1/ Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
    2/ When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
   Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.Now - To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).
 -   Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
 -   Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.
 -   Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.
Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.
Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean... Read more

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My computer is skipping and freezing. I ran a deep scan with avast. I am am not able to copy & past so you could see the results. It looks like it has found some=
Rootkit:hidden file in 14 different places; Win32:Trogen-gen, Win32: Malware-gen, Win32:RJump-B[WRM], & Win32:FriJoiner-CY[DRP].
Problem is, when I try to move to chest, Im getting "access is denied" on all rootkits & " The system cannot find the path specified on all the rest.
I really need some serious help here. How am I able to contain and remove these items/problems from my computer before it causes serious damage? I have already had to perform a system restore back to about a few weeks ago and it did buy me some time. I thought this problem was due from Norton antivirus software not fully being removed but when I used the Norton tool and solved this issue, it did not solve my performance problems. So I ran a full, deep scan using Avast and found several threats, which are mentioned above. Plz help. I am a fulltime student and all my work is done on here. I did perform a back up disk a few days ago using Toshiba disk creator and it took 3-8.5 gb dvd+RDL. I really need some help urgently here, if anyone would be willing and is able. Thank you so much and God bless!

A:System Gltiching & Freezing bad! Antivirus found Items that will not let me remove!

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Is it possible to remove icons/items from the customization options for the system tray ?

Two items in the attached jpg have been removed from Win 7 Pro 64bit machine...but still appear under customize notifications ? I've searched for the text string in registry but nothing is returned.

Can they be removed from the list ?


A:remove items from system tray icon notifications list

Have a look at this tutorial Notification Area Icons - Reset


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When I start the laptop, the first black screen loads, and then directly skips to an error message saying "Windows cannot start because the Windows/system32/config/system file is either corrupt or missing." Then it prompts you to try to load Windows using the installation CD.....which I do not have! Whoever's reading this, PLEASE please help me, the laptop's like, my life, and I haven't had the common sense to back up anything....any help would be MUCH appreciated!

A:Wont startup; error-Windows/system32/config/system

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When i boot my pc i always get an error that tells me that i miss of damaged the \windows\system32\config\system file/map and that i schould repair it with the windows cd.

At the first few times it worked after a reboot but now i always get that error.

I tried using the windows cd but i couldn't figure out how to repair something...

could anyone help me with this problem...
or do i have to reinstal windows...?

A:Startup error missing \windows\system32\config\system

set the bios to boot from cd first
boot from the windows cd
choose install
ignore the first repair option continue with install
when windows finds the previous installation
then repair
it will leave all of your files intact
if you have sp2 installed you will need a slipstreamed disk with sp2 intergrated into xp or you will not get the repair option
if you need to make a slipstreamed disk use nlite
simple to use virtually mouse clicks

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Power blew out my computer twice in 1 min and when i tried to log on to windows i got that error msg on a dos screen. I am trying to repair from the cd by booting it up on startup but do not know how to repair this. Can anyone help??

A:Error msg at startup saying \Windows\System32\config\system is corrupt or missing...

I ran into this same problem a few weeks ago....Try this , Use your XP CD and Boot to the Recovery Console , once you are at a prompt type the following exactly without the quotes "copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system" them reboot ...Good Luck.

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Items in start menu are missing or don't fire when I click them. Random .txt (notepad) file's open upon computer startup.Appreciate this!Thanks for the help!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:37:56 PM, on 9/10/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\trayit_4_6_5_5\TrayIt!.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TSCFCommander.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TSCFPlatformCOMSvr.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exeC:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozystat.exeC:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\DesktopMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\RIMDeviceManager\RIMDeviceManager.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\... Read more

A:Startup Prog And Start Menu Items Flaky/buggy System

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please reply to this topic stating that you still need help and I will work with you on resolving your computer problems. If your problem has been resolved, please post a reply letting us know so we can close your topic.

Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.

Once again, I apologize for the delay in responding to this topic.

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When I boot my computer I get the message "press ctrl+s or f4 to enter raid utility" it lasts for about 12 seconds, is there a way to remove this message?

I only have one sata drive and Im not going to set up raid anytime soon.
My motherboard is A8N-sli deluxe.

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: How to remove the Raid utility message?

Can't tell you exactly where it is, but in BIOS look under onboard devices for a RAID controller and disable it.

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I noticed my laptop becoming much slower at startup so I checked my startup items. I have about 32 items checked. I'm using an Asus K52F running Windows 7. Could someone please tell me which ones I can delete. See attachments: Thank you.

A:Solved: Too many startup items

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I don't want so many programs running at my startup but i dont know which to disable,is there any software that show a list of items i have at startup so i can post a list of the startup items here and u guys tell me which to disable

If i posted in the wrong section, I'm sorry

A:[SOLVED] Startup items

Hi Omarlim,

You can try using a program called "Autoruns". Usually the programs that you don't need starting up are programs like: Quicktime, Adobe Reader, Skype, and other programs you don't really need starting at startup.

Hope everything works out well for you.

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i talked to a wireless op today and they mentioned a config utility, separate from drivers for the nic card.

fact or fiction?

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Hi everyone
Please help me, I am writing a kind of Wi Fi guide. And I need prepare the list of possible Wi Fi Connection Configuration Utilities that might be used as an alternative to a windows one. If you can pick up the names of the utilities that you use I will be more than happy.

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Hi y'all, I have been seeking another program yet again. This time I would like a program so I wont have to reach down to find the power button to switch on the computer, is there a utility that enables you to switch on the computer simply but moving the mouse or touch any key on the keyboard.

A:Solved: Startup utility via mouse/keyboard

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I think I did this right. ??
I just want to know if it's safe to remove the older Java updates. There was an update today and it's up to 19 now. But I still see two other older ones. Also, is the Runtime Environment v1.4.2.03 just an installer? If so I can delete. Is that right?


A:Solved: Deleting items in Ad/Remove

You can remove all old versions of Java.

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Hello again.
"I" fixed some problems on a friends PC recently { help was here}, but one thing has returned-- a couple of 017 items. I checked with "whois" and it orginates in Russia?--anyway they will not delete.
When HJT is ran offline, they do not show in log, when online --IE is opened--they show up.
AVG virus scan shows no virus { only a "change" in Shell32.dll}.
Ewido and Adaware {in safe mode } show nothing.
He says he tried to delete them while online ---but it affected his browser temporaely---pages not displayed.
Had to log in again ,and they were back.
All temp files have been removed --system restore off--- what next?.
I don't see anything wrong with logfile other than the 017's
Thanks for any help >f
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:29:16 PM, on 3/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Air USB Utility\AirCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bi... Read more

A:Solved: 017 items/no remove -Russians?.

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I have a new computer and I'm cleaning out the stuff that comes with it that I don't need. I was looking at the msconfig startup items. Can someone please advise if these should be checked or unchecked:


Also in add/remove can you tell me what DVD Solution, PlayLinc and Power2Go 4.0 are?


P.S. I tried to place this before and the page after I hit submit new thread came up blank, so if this is a duplicate, I'm sorry.

A:Solved: New Computer--Startup Items

this is a good site it has three of those in

and I posted then the post went blank

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I have 2 programs running in the background, BOTH are associated with Norton Firewall. I need to know if these progams NEED to be running? They are: iamapp and nisserv. When I unselect them, they just appear again AND they are checked marked. Can't see the need to have an icon in the system tray and also an icon that pops out from the side when my pc gets "hit" ? Thanks Dave.

A:(Solved) Items Running in Startup

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I've searched many places, including here, for a list of necessary items to allow during XP startup. For instance, iTunes Mobile Support (which is assumingly for iPhones) is not needed in my world, and if will let me keep my pc limping along til I can save the bucks for a new one, then I would like to disable it... SO, long story short (if possible) can anyone direct me to resources for determining what should and could not be allowed in my startup processes??

Sorry for wordiness...

A:Solved: Unnecessary Startup Items

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Which is the best way to shut off startup items., by Msconfig.exe, then startup, by going into serfices and unchecking them, spybot has an option for shutting off startup items, or windows defender (no longer use). I know which one to shut off but just want to know which is the best way. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: removing startup items?

There are 2 places to edit the startup load in your computer:

Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - Startup(tab)

Start - Run - SERVICES.MSC - OK

Unchecking startup entries in the first location prevents them from auto-loading.

Changing "startup type" in services entries from Automatic to Manual prevents them from auto-loading.

Do not uncheck services entries in Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - Services(tab)

You can research the startup entries at this site.

You can research the services entries at this site.


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One is called HKCU located at C:\Windows\system32\Svchost\Scvhost.exe and and the other is called HKLM located at the same location.

Also, can I disable these upon startup if they are safe?


A:[SOLVED] Unknown items on startup?

Nope, don't delete. Scvhost.exe is needed by Windows to run DLL files.

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How do you remove the "Common Startup" items from the startup list in msconfig for Windows XP? I did locate and remove the "Run" items that are located in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsCurrent Version\Run.


A:Solved: Common Startup Items

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I was looking at my Startup items today to try and get rid of some of the unnecessary ones like my printer moniter, and quicktime, etc, when I noticed a whole bunch of unrecognizable items. Some of them are system32 items and some of them are just .exe programs and I wanted to know 2 things:

1, are they harmful programs, and 2, can I remove them from startup without cause any kind of damage/errors.
The items are the following:

jusched which appears to be part of my Java
hpsysdrv (my computer is an HP so I'm assuming this is just an HP driver)
VTTimer (VTTimer.exe)
ps2 (system32 item)
hpztsb10 (C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe)
ctfmon (system32 item)
navapp (Which is part of a NavExcel program I know nothing about)

I also had 2 entries of optimize, which were part of internet optimize. The first one I disable a while ago because my virus program kept picking up errors in the folder for internet optimize. So I deleted the folder and removed the item but when I looked today there is another entry entitled optimize. Help here would be greatly appreciated.

Any information on these items and their 'status' would be awesome.

A:Solved: Sketchy Startup Items

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Hi, can someone help me please. I recently acquired the notorious Antivirus Xp 2008 bug. I have managed to delete most of it and it causes no concern now. I say most because when i do MSCONFIG the two files that I have unchecked - are still there in the start up tab. I have looked on the net and tried to delete them via Regedit and going to the necessary files but they are not there to delete? how can i get them off my list in startup?

The files are lphcgjkj0eeda.exe
and rhcljkj0eeda.

It says the command is c:/windows/system32 for the first one and
c:/program files for the second. I have looked in there and i see nothing.

It also says they are located in

Software/microsoft/windows/current version/run


the same for the other. When i go to these in regedit there is nothing there. How can i delete them from my start up tab.


A:Windows Xp Config Utility

Do a SEARCH (under the Edit menu bar) for the specific program names in RegEdit.

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Can someone tell me how to get a print-out of the programs listed under Services in my System Configuration Utility in Windows XP, or let me know if this is not possible? I would like to ask a question about the services that are running to see what can be disabled. Thanks.

A:How to get a print-out of Sys Config Utility?

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Ok, so i was trying to install some new hardware, and it got installed sucessfully. Then, as i was booting to my Ubuntu harddrive, i selected to boot to my Vista harddrive, forgetting that the HDD #'s had been switched around due to the new computer (Ubuntu was now on HDD # 0, Vista #1, i can give you the exact harddrive directories if you want). So, somehow it rebooted, and it booted to the Utility Partition. When i unplugged my Vista harddrive, after loading the BIOS it would say "No operating system found" which implies somehow my Ubuntu got messed up. When i unplugged my Ubuntu and plugged my vista in, it would boot to utility partition. I re-installed Vista (x64 Ultimate) on my original Ubuntu drive, and I'm using it right now. I'd just like to know how to boot into my OS on my old Vista drive, it has a lot of stuff I would sorely miss if i had to format.

Full specs are as follows.
Maker: Dell, Inspiron 530D
4GB of RAM (2x 1gb sticks, 1x 2gb Corsair stick, would have more but mobo supports just 4GB)
Intel P35 Mobo
PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800GT (OC'd relatively high- can't remember exactly though, sorry)
300-watt PSU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 @ 1.8ghz, can't OC, BIOS is locked...
(Old)Triple boot of... Vista Ultimate x64 edition, Ubunutu 8.04 x86 edition (Dominant- it controls all my bootable operating systems through the Grub bootloader, uninstalled due to above problem), Sabayon Linux (uninstalled- i need a more "compatible" Lin... Read more

A:Solved: Harddrive boots to utility partition on startup

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I use a program called VLC Helper to initiate the bonjour service on my Win 7 PC (as it's no longer working properly - I have spent allot of time trying to resolve that issue).

Using VLC Helper at startup bypasses my problem with ease - however I get the VLC Helper window on my screen at startup, so what I've been trying to find is a utility that can hide application windows that startup with Win7.

I have found a few that either don't work or are for Win98, etc. (HideMastes, HStart, HideWizard)

Have also tried adding "-hide" to the startup shortcut with no luck.

Does anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks

A:Solved: Utility to hide startup program in Win7

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OS XP Home. How do you remove items in the add and remove programs section? Specifically I have a notification utility in there and I can't get rid of it! Did a search for it and nothing shows up. Ran HJT, Adaware, Spybot went to windows explorer but just can't find it or remove it. Thanks ,B-72

A:Solved: Removing items in add and remove programs

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I also am having an issue with 100% of CPU usage being used.

I have years of backups from using Registry First Aid and wondered if I can delete these. Maybe I should not have it checked to create a back up each time it is run?

Also should I run a hijack this report because of CPU usage or are they even related.

If someone could send me a link to a list of programs that need to be running maybe I can shut some of them down.

Thanks for your help, Maggie​

A:Solved: Can I remove particular items to recover space?

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Someone once told me that there is a website where you can look up all those things that show up in config.sys so you can determine if you need each of them. Has anyone heard of this? Thanks very much


Is this what you're meaning?
* Run the program
* Click on each of the following tabs in succession and decide whether or not you want the things that appear there to start when your computer starts. All programs can be started in a different way, usually start/all programs etc….:

Startup (user)
Startup (common)
HKLM / Run
HKCU / Run
Run Once

The more programs you move when start up, the faster your computer will run.
e.g. you can stop real player, quicktime etc etc from loading as those aren;t needed!

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About 3 days age my trend micro, system restore stopped working. My Microsoft firewall needs turned on manually on every startup. My system config window only stays up a second or two then disappears but in those few seconds I see 3 new listings for csrss files. I uninstalled trend micro then reinstalled but no desktop icon and when I try to install it goes to uninstall. When I try ro launch it says reboot then a message comes up with this #(hr=Ox80070422,loc=7413,num=234). I also tried hijack this but it will not stay up either. I am frustrated and wonder if anyone can explain what is going on. Thanks This is a copy of my Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:52:44 AM, on 22/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\dave meekins backup 13_jan_05\Dave\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStar... Read more

A:Solved: no system config, trend micro or system restore

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It's not that my startup items take a long time to load, it's that it takes a long time for them to start loading.

Windows XP Pro loads quickly all the way to the desktop. The background image loads but nothing else happens for 15-30 seconds. Then all the sudden explorer.exe as well as my other startup items begin to start loading.

What could this be? The only thing I have not had time to look into yet would be if its something on my network that could be causing it.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:17:44 PM, on 9/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2007\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Marc\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2007\pccguide.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDa... Read more

A:Solved: Startup items take a while to start loading

Download and install the newest version(2.0.2) of HijackThis, then post a new log.

This log is missing a lot of entries for some reason.


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I have these items under my msconfig > startup tab.


After searching on google it looks like they are spyware. Can anyone post any solution to clear this out and to check if there are other malicious codes and programs installed. The pc is a little slower than usual also.


A:Solved: suspicious items under msconfig startup

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Anyone know how to re-check the box FLMOFFICE4DMOUSE in msconfig if it has been unchecked and the mouse does not then work?

Reason I ask is because I am wondering if there is a conflict somewhere, so I am wondering about unchecking the box to see if it is any better, but need to know how to re-check it using the keyboard in case the mouse doesn't then work.

Using Windows 98SE and Fairie Optical mouse. In the programs running (when I do Ctrl-Alt-Del) there is a Mouse 32a. In Control Panel - System, the mouse is shown simply as PS/2, so am wondering if the FLMOFFICE4DMOUSE is doing anything or if it can safely be disabled.

A:Solved: How do I enable startup items via keyboard

Taking mouse software out of msconfig should not make the mouse fail to work. That doesn't remove the driver only from startup and there are native drivers for mouse anyway. I never install any mouse software myself.

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It used to be in Windows that you could press a certain key combination (and keep them pressed) after the login to disable programs in your startup folder from running. On Win XP is there still such a key combination?

A:Solved: win xp key combo- disable startup items?

Holding down the Shift key always worked for me.

If you want to permanently disable them, remove the shortcut from the Startup folder,


Start->Run msconfig->Startup tab

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In msconfig, I have several items ticked and several items unticked. These unticked items don't load at startup, but I'm guessing the system still spends time checking that they DON'T need to be loaded. The system takes an awfully long time to start up. (Dont need to check hijack this & viruses, we've been through all of that on here already).

Nomally, in the Windows Current Version registry key there is an entry "Run" for those items ticked to start up and a key "Run -" where the non-starting up items are listed. However I don't have the Run - key, therefore I can't delete these items.

I suspect that previously when there were some items I wished to delete, I might have deleted the whole key rather than the individual items in it.

I thought this key would automatically be regenerated - but obviously not.
Can anyone help me - I'm not sure whether it's Run- or Run - with a space - and should it be in the local machine set, the local user set or both? Do I just type it back in & will these unticked items then appear in it? Or would only newly unticked items appear in it? How else can I delete these items that are unticked in msconfig which I wish to remove?

A:Solved: Can't delete msconfig startup items

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How can I actually delete an entry in the Startup tab of the sys config utility reached by msconfig in win xp. I have searched registry and ini files (all of them) I think in Win 98 it was in one of the ini files but no rfeference to the dll could I find. Thanks in advance

A:Sys Config Utility-delete entry

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I am working with the Bios Config Utility and when I perform a GetConfig, the config.txt file shows a different UUID than what is showing in the BIOS System Information Screen. Is that normal?

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I had added a couple of free standing applications (I mean the type you don't have to "install") and I cannot remove them no matter what I try. I cannot even rename them. I have tried changing the application location and then clicking on the Start Menu item so that I get an error message. The message asks whether I want to remove the item from the Start Menu and I click yes but that too does not work.
I am tired of looking through the registry and cannot find anything relevant.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

A:Solved: Can't unpin or remove an two items from Start Menu

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Someone sent me an archive file (.tar). The file was created in Linux and I'm trying to untar/unzip it in Windows. The problem is, when I open or extract it in Winzip, it warns me that all the filenames in the archive are invalid. The filenames all have ":" in them, since the filenames includes Mac addresses in the name. This character is legal for filenames in Linux but not in Windows.

Is there any Windows utility that will extract the files from the archive and remove the illegal characters as it goes along, or am I going to have to go to a Linux machine to extract this archive?

A:Solved: need utility to remove illegal Windows filename chars from archive

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I have an IBM scanner that has ez access buttons that come to my desktop at startup and I don't want them to. I went to msconfig and unchecked the ez access but when I restart I come back to desktop and it's still there. I go back to msconfig and find that the one I unchecked is checked again. How do I get rid of this bugger???

Here's my startup info:

StartupList report, 2/18/03, 1:48:29 PM
StartupList version: 1.51
Detected: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
* Using default options

Running processes:



Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
Internet Answering Machine.lnk = C:\Program Files\CallWave\IAM.EXE
EZ Station.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\Twain_32\IBMScanner\SxCenter.exe
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A:(Solved) Start up items still load after being unchecked in startup

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 148977 MB, Free - 111256 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 175650 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0J3492, , ..CN4811148902LZ.
Antivirus: None

ANTIVIRUS in spywaredectector which I have temporarily disabled.

Can't delete startup items, here is the HJT log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:56:10 AM, on 3/2/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)
Running processes:
F:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Max Spyware Detector\MaxWatchDogService.exe
C:\Program Files\Max Spyware Detector\MaxActMon.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

A:Solved: can't delete startup items in msconfig as administrator

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I have unchecked items on my System Configuration Utility>Startup left over from a virus cleaning.

I've done searches, antivirus and malware scans for each of the items:

they are nowhere to be found.

They aren't causing problems, but it's annoying me to see them on the Start Up list and not being able to get rid of them.

I've even looked at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>WINDOWS>RUN folders but to no avail . . .

NOTE: I always get a "An Access Denied error was returned. log on using an Admin account" when I click 'Apply' when leaving the System Config Utility.
Which is wierd, because it's my PC, and I'm most definitely logged in as Admin. . .

Any ideas?

(XP Pro)

A:How to delete unchecked items from Sys Config

I'm having the same problem. Hopefully we'll get some advice soon.

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Hi Guys,

I tried to install net framework 3 yesterday, but I cancelled during the installation because it took too long. Anyway, my computer is working fine, but I notice that something new appeared in the system configuration utility take a look at the picture. The name is NULL. I cannot tell however, whether this appreard after this action. What does it stand for? Can I remove it?

Your help is appreciated

A:[SOLVED] System Utility

Hi are you?

it probably is related to the failed installation..try backing up the registry key then removing the entry. If something gets affected, you can always restore the key.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M55 which on startup a window comes up which states that the "System Configuration Utility" is in Diagnostic mode. Unfortunately the window only flashes on briefly. How do I get to this utility so that I can make the correction to normal mode from the diagnostic mode?


A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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The System Configuration Utility is on automatic prompt when I start up my computer.

I made changes to my services and start ups.

I checked the box to accept the changes and stop the System Configuration Utility from poping up on start up but it continues.

How do I stop it.


A:[SOLVED] System Configuration Utility

Download & save SysInternals AutoRuns from Microsoft TechNet -

RIGHT-click on autoruns.exe, "Run as Administrator"

Look through list for msconfig.exe. Un-check box if found.

Backup your registry first via creation of a System Restore point -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .



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Is there a better utility software than Norton Systme Works that runs from the CD rom in any computer? I use my system works 2003 disc to fix other peoples computers but am looking for any better product to purchase as this one is probably getting out of date. I have read bad reviews on the Norton 2005. What do the pros use at the computer shops to fix computers. I want one that runs from the CD and dont need to be installed in order to use it.

A:Solved: System Utility software

fix what exactly?
In my experience Norton causes more problems then its worth...

what exactly are you looking to fix? or do?

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I have never had to re-enter the settings and have not copied the current values. Is there an EASY way to have them available if the system crashes or some how they are lost? I could enter the utility, scroll down through the options and write them all down but .......!

I have a Dell XPS 8300 running Windows 7 Home premium.

A:Solved: System Setup Utility

Not real sure what your asking here; but if info on your system is it, this free program is one of the best.
To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

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Hi! I was trying to get rid of the sprtcmd.exe problem first by using msconf as suggested by someone. I then got rid of that problem by following another method found on the forum. But every time I boot up, I get the system config utility telling me that I have to start up in normal fashion and with enough clicking I get rid of it. But how do I stop making it come up to begin with? Thanks so much.

A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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Running XP home

I was trying to network 2 home computers together. I ran the network wizard to do this.
When the computer rebooted I got this message on the screen.

You have used System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows Starts.
The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Winddows starts.
Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General Tab to start Windows in nomal mode and undo the changes you made using System Configuration Utility when Windows starts.

The problem is I don't know how to undo this. I tried doing a system restore from the only restore point I had. This is a brand new system just got it yesterday.

I was hoping I could network it to my all Win98 machine to access my files easily. Didn't work.

A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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I've noticed that when I run the utility in preparation for posting about some problem, it always shows that my antivirus (Windows Defender) is installed but disabled. I also see this in the scans in the posts of others. Is this a bug? My Defender is most assuredly not disabled.

A:Solved: TSG System Info Utility

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Hello Guys,

Got around to installing Windows 7 on my home desktop and laptop. Am rather impressed with everything compared to Vista (speed, etc) but have one big annoyance - the taskbar.

I have my taskbar set to traditional mode where each window gets its own taskbar item (ie if I have 4 Firefox windows open, I have 4 Firefox taskbar items show up). I also don't use the Pin functionality as I dislike it.

In <=Vista, every time a new window opened, it would open to the right of the taskbar. In 7, it likes to group applications of the same type (Firefox for example) together. Any way I can get it to revert to how <=Vista did it?

I also have the same problem with system tray icons.

Best Regards,
Craig Brass

A:Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order

Hi Welcome to SF,

You could try this,

Right Click on Task Bar > Properties > Task-bar Buttons > From the Drop Down select Never Combine

Hope this helps

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