@JohnC_21 and @hamluis
Hello this is the husband here replying this time... I first used the ERUNT freeware to back up the registery...then I tried BitRemover and checked for each possible installation of any IOBits products...nothing then tried the VS Revo Uninstaller Pro...found no IOBits products either....when I ran the AutoRun though...under the boot execute tab it found an EXE file with SmartDefragBootime....in the C:\windows\windows32\smartdefragbootime.exe file and deleted it. I hope that will take care of it...there were some other "orphaned" files which I will clean up too.
The symptoms were that the bootime were 2 issues....one was starting before windows was and deleting or corrupting in some way files on an attacted external 2Tb HDD which would make all except for a single directory on the external HDD "disappear" or appear to...without a LAN would have thought it was worthless and lost all the data. But the data was showing up when that same 2Tb HDD was accessed through the router via the OTHER PCs so I knew it was there....tried running the HD company's repair software and also CHKDSK from windows "RUN..." but nothing helped....than I went to DOS...cmd...entered chkdsk (drive name): /f and ran it that way and after it was done and accessing the external 2Tb HDD and bingo...all the files and directories were there.
The second issue was that my system restore points would mysteriously disappear....which began happening just after I (thought) removed the IObits SmartDefrag v3.....Dont know for sure but its seems to be whenever the SmartDefrag started up...they were no where to be found and had to create them again.
Hope that helps with this for someone in the future...as the connection with SmartDefrag and the corruption of the files and data system on the external drive was not obvious. Neither was the loss of the System Restore Points.
I had not tried the Device Manager Show Hidden Devices so I dont know if that would have helped too.
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