Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:27 PM
Because every computer has a different configuration of applications, it would be difficult to provide either a shortlist of deletable items or any sort of general rules. BC does maintain an extremely long list in its Startup database (see the tab at the top of the page marked "Startup list").
This list indicates, for each item, whether it is necessary for your computer, optional, or killable. While the introduction recommends the application Autorun, you can use Startuplist to review and make decisions about what should be running at startup that reflects your needs and uses.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.