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Is Startup Rundll32 P17 Necessary?


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#1 audionuT22

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 01:23 PM

I am trying to speed up my computer by disabling unnecessary start-up items by going to; start > run > msconfig > ok > Startup and unchecking ones I do not need. Rundll32 P17 is one when searched gives only the information below. Does anyone know if this should be disabled or not? Thank you for your time.


Name: P17Helper
Filename: Rundll32 P17.dll, P17Helper
Command: Unknown at this time.
Description: ASIO driver for the Sound Blaster Audigy & Audigy 2 series sound card - is it required in startup?
File Location: Unknown
Startup Type: Currently being identified.

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#2 Avro_1

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 03:11 PM

Hi Audio nut, the easy answer to your question is that it is your ASIO driver for the Sound Blaster Audigy & Audigy 2 series sound card so if you don't require the helper /audio at start up un tick it reboot and go play an audio file if it works then you don't need it at start up as it kicks in itself when requested.
If you get nothing then just go back to startup and put that nice little tick back in the box. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:13 PM

Here's a bit of extra infomation:
http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...esslibrary/p17/

David :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:15 PM

Here's a bit of extra infomation:
http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...esslibrary/p17/

David :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:00 AM

Hi Audio nut, the easy answer to your question is that it is your ASIO driver for the Sound Blaster Audigy & Audigy 2 series sound card so if you don't require the helper /audio at start up un tick it reboot and go play an audio file if it works then you don't need it at start up as it kicks in itself when requested.
If you get nothing then just go back to startup and put that nice little tick back in the box. huh.gif

so... Audio nut did you need it at start up?



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:12 AM

An ASIO driver is an integral part of high quality sound - best left alone.

 

MSConfig should only be used to temporarily disable startups to see whether it improves the performance or if the computer is functionally impaired without that item.


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