Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:47 AM
What I would do to save valuable time is to disable all of the startup items for diagnostic. After you have them disabled, do some testing with your computer. Basically, try to recreate the symptom. If the problem is gone, then you know for sure that it was one of the startup items listed in MSCONFIG. Then you can go in and enouble a group of items at a time to narrow in on what is actually causing the problem.
Also, MSCONFIG does not list all the items that get loaded. Typically Malware/Spyware loads itself directly in the registry. If you are comfortable with working within the registry, startup items are located here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > WINDOWS > CURRENT VERSION > RUN
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