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Removing MSCONFIG Startup list items


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#1 eagle23cv

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:49 AM

My computer is slow to startup, and I have many programs appearing in the MSCONFIG Startup list.
How do I find out which programs can be unchecked, and thus not automatically started at boot time.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:07 PM

I can tell you off the bat the programs that love to re-add themselves to your start up are Adobe, Java and Flash. They add these "quick starters" to help them load the utilities faster when you need them, however they slow down your computer from booting. They are fairly easy to find since they are mostly named like "Adobe" or "Java."

Depending on where your computer is located (in a business or at home) there are very few applications you need booting other than your antivirus and your wireless utility (if you're on a laptop)

It would help if you could list the items in your start up

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:47 PM

Fuel, thank you for the feedback. Any advice is very much appreciated.
The items in my MSCONFIG startup list are:
(for personaol Lenovo laptop)

- AOL (AOL.EXE) (I use AOL)
- AOL Service Libraries (AOLSoftware.exe)
- ELAN Smart-Pad (ETDCtrl.exe)
- Intel® Common User Interface (igfxtray.exe)
- Intel® Common User Interface (hkcmd.exe)
- Intel® Common User Interface (igfxpers.exe)
- IAStorIcon (IAStorIcon.exe)
- Conexant High Definition Audio Filter Agent (cAudioFilterAgent64.exe)
- MUI StartMenu Application (MUIStartMenu.exe) - YouCam
- MUI StartMenu Application (MUIStartMenu.exe) - Power2Go
- GoogleToolbarNotifier (GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe)
- Lenovo Onekey Theater Application (OnekeyStudio.exe)
- Lenovo Energy Management Software (Energy Management.exe)
- Lenovo Battery Manager Software Ver3.0 (utility.exe)
- McAfee Security Center (I know this is OK)
- ISTray (pctsTray.exe)

Edited by eagle23cv, 07 January 2011 - 12:49 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:05 PM

AOL is fine if you use it

ELAN Smart-Pad looks like your mouse pad driver, which is also fine

You can disable the 3 intel common user interfaces, unless you often change your graphic settings and need the icon in your taskbar (not very likely)

IAStorIcon.exe is Intel's data recovery for when your PC crashes (not necessary on startup)

cAudioFilterAgent64.exe is your audio app that probably displays in your system tray, again if you dont change advanced volume settings frequently you can take this off startup (your sound will still work fine without it starting)

YouCam, Power2Go, GoogleToolbar, and all of the Lenovo stuff can be disabled as well. If you like the Lenovo battery manager over Windows, then you can keep that enabled.

McAfee should stay enabled which you already know

ISTray seems to be a part of Spyware Doctor and can be also disabled from your startup

Edited by fueL, 07 January 2011 - 01:06 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:30 PM

There is the OS often use the "Disk Cleanup" and "Defrag", following such procedures the PC will boot faster,
yes and skandisk - quite a useful utility in OS

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:46 PM

Fuel, your feedback was very helpful. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, especially for the explanations.

Hert, thank you also. I regularly do cleanup and defrag, and that does help.




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