I vote for Mike Lin's StartUPCPL - I've used it for a long time and it works extremely well. Msconfig has always confused me - so I refuse to use it.
There's several ways to determine if you need a startup entry or not. The good thing about StartUpCPL is that you can uncheck (disable) an item without deleting it. Here's what I do:
1) Scroll through all the tabs and uncheck the one's that you're sure that you don't need - then reboot your system. If anything's wrong - go back and put the checks back in.
2) Scroll through the one's that you're unsure of, and uncheck them one-by-one (rebooting in-between) - OR do a Google search for it's name or file name - OR post back here and someone should be able to tell you what it's for and if you need it. - OR try checking this site (I just found this, so I can't vouch for it's accuracy - but it was accurate about the files that I searched) http://www.file.net/process/index.html
Once again, if anything goes wrong, go back and put the checks back in.
There are several programs on the market (nVidia video in particular) that will automatically add another entry if you disable it. Some are needed, but most are not. It's a bit trickier to get rid of these - but let us know what you've got and we'll tell you how to stop them also.
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