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#1 marv73

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:06 PM

While browsing a tutorial and checking the Start-Up items in the Autorun program, I noticed I had quite a few "Files not found: C:\Windo.." listed under the Image Path of the Drivers Tab. Do these entry's slow down the working of my computer and should or could they be disabled or deleted? Thanks
Probably doesn't make any difference but I have a HP XP Home system.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 12:01 AM

While browsing a tutorial and checking the Start-Up items in the Autorun program, I noticed I had quite a few "Files not found: C:\Windo.." listed under the Image Path of the Drivers Tab. Do these entry's slow down the working of my computer and should or could they be disabled or deleted? Thanks
Probably doesn't make any difference but I have a HP XP Home system.


Right click on the Files not found entry and select Delete. It probably will not make much difference to the loading time though...
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:08 AM

Unchecking the items will stop them from attempting to load. Deleting them will remove them completely from your system
The slowdown by these items isn't usually noticeable, but deleting them will ensure that they don't get accidentally enabled again.
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:27 AM

If you are worried you might delete something that might make a difference, you can disable these items in the Startup options in msconfig
Click Start-run then type msconfig.
Just unckeck any programs there is an entry for but which you dont think are installed on your system.
If there is a problem after you do this, you can just run msconfig again and reselect them. If there are no problems, you can then delete them from your Startup folder.
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:19 AM

The problem with using msconfig (which is a Windows diagnostic tool) to try to control/manage startups...is that msconfig does not reflect all startup items or types.

Autoruns is a better tool for managing/viewing/controlling startup items.

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