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un-named items :S (msconfig (startup))


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#1 bugbrain

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:02 AM

hello

i have recently used the 'Run...' option and put in the command 'msconfig' and went to the start up option to disable some of the programs that start up automatically and as i was looking through i come across 2 items that have no name or command although they both have a location (the same location) 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run' and i'm not sure as to what to do with them (weather to disable them or not or get rid of them completely (if possible)).
could you please help me

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:17 AM

Honestly...you should not try to use msconfig as a tool for managing startups. The enzing screens will annoy you and this tool was never intended to be used in that manner.

A far superior tool for such would be AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx , where the typical startup items are listed on the Logon tab. Unwanted itees can be safely disable or removed using Autoruns, with no possible negative consequences.

Any item displaying "File not found" can be safely deleted from the Logon tab.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:19 AM

ok thank you for the reply




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