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Autorun Program

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#1 marv73


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Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:59 PM

While scrolling the "Everything Tab" on the downloaded Autorun program I noticed several "Files not found" under the Image Path. Can or should these files be unchecked?? I have a Home XP OS. Thanks

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:26 PM

"What loads and when
By default, the Everything tab is displayed, which lists everything Autoruns looks for. Before doing anything else, select Options > Hide Microsoft Entries and press [F5] so only those entries added after Windows XP was installed show up.
To find out what programs are set to load on your computer, switch to the Log On tab. This displays the same entries as you'll find in the System Configuration Utility, but each entry is accompanied by information designed to help you identify what exactly it is and what it does. Hopefully most entries will be self-explanatory - Autoruns displays a description and publisher next to the entry, plus its "Image path", which is basically the location of the program or file that's being called by this start-up entry.
The step-by-step guide below demonstrates how to manage your start-up programs with Autoruns. It reveals how AutoRuns can use one of two Internet search engines to help you track down additional information about a particular entry - by default Google is selected, but you can switch to MSN Search by choosing Options > Search Engine > MSN Search."

You might want to read the whole guide. I bookmarked it for later
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:42 AM

The "files not found" entries indicate that the program wasn't able to find the files that are tied to that particular launch item. In general it's good practice to remove them as a part of "housekeeping" - but since they don't point to anything they won't do any harm if left alone.
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:50 PM

Thanks both Garmanma and USASMA for your replies- Marv

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