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#1 athegn

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 11:50 AM

Having got Win 10 Home Premium running I have several programs running at start up that I am not sure I need. There are others that I can see I need.

 

From Task Manager > Start-Up:-

 

 

hpsysdrv -  This is an HP machine but do I need this? I found this this:-

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/hpsysdrv.exe-2046.html

 

It seems I could live without that.

 

 

Sentry for PDF - What does this do?

 

 

and finally rather odd is:-

 

Program - No publisher, enabled and Not measured; a plain icon with turned down top right corner.

 

What could this be

 

 



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:52 PM

Hello,

I would leave the HP Process on it seems to be important for HP Apps and HP Recovery programs to work correctly.

As far as the unknown process goes to investigate this; right click on it and select Open File Location this will bring you to the folder of which it is in;

It should give you a idea of what it is, based on were it is.


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:08 PM

Hi athegn :)

Starting under Windows 8, when you have an entry called Program under the Startup tab in the Task Manager, it means that a program was uninstalled and the startup entry wasn't removed but cannot be used anymore. If you want, we could find it using Autoruns and make you delete it.

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:26 PM

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I would like to know what it was. How do I use autoruns?



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:44 PM

Follow the instructions below please.

sUc2qjf.pngAutoruns - Start-up Entries
Follow the instructions below to give me an Autoruns log containing your start-up entries:
  • Download Autoruns.zip from the Sysinternals Suite webpage;
  • Extract the content of the Autoruns.zip folder where you want, then go in the folder, right-click on Autoruns.exe and select Run as Administrator;
  • Accept the EULA on opening, then wait for all the entries to load;
  • Click on File then Save and save the file to a location easily accessible as a .arn (Autoruns) file;
  • Upload the file on Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive and post the download URL for it here;

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:01 AM

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xw23ria426nwxtx/ALAN-HP.arn?dl=0

 

I take it that the yellow highlighted items need some attention?



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:51 AM

Yup, since it means that the file the entry points at is missing. However, not all of them should be deleted. I'm sure that the blank "Program" in the Startup tab is caused by this one. Right-click on it and select Delete. Once done, check if the Program entry is still there. If it is, restart your computer and check again.
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:41 AM

Thank you

 

That has got rid of "Program".

 

I would still like to know what:-

 

Sentry for PDF

 

does?



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:48 AM

It's an executable associated with PDF Complete.

http://www.file.net/process/pdfsty.exe.html

As to what it does exactly, most likely allows PDF Complete to execute whenever you need it so it's already started.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:36 AM

Perhaps I should have asked do I need PDF Complete?

 

I do not think I do; I have Adobe Reader and Libre Office which handles all the PDF functions I need.

 

When I lookup Apps and Features PDF Complete shows as Unavailable; so I have a program in Start up that operates an unavailable program.

 

Will delete Sentry via autoruns.



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:52 AM

If you don't need it you can uninstall it via the Control Panel, it should work.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:25 PM

It is marked Unavailable in System > Apps & features so cannot be uninstalled?

 

Don't exist here either:-

 

The quickest way to get rid of any desktop program or Windows Store app in Windows 10 is to head to the Start menu.



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:27 PM

I would still use the Control Panel. Go in the Control Panel, and under Programs, click on "Uninstall a program", then see if you have PDF Complete listed there.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:33 PM

Thanks

 

Forgot that to get to Control panel is, to me, more awkward that previous Windows OS!



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:35 PM

I rarely use the new "System" interface. I'm more at ease with the Control Panel. I'll learn to use it eventually and get adapted to it, but for now, if I need to instruct someone to do something, it'll be via the Control Panel :)

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